Well, it’s that time again, the third weekend in January, time for the annual NAMM show in Anaheim. If you don’t know what that is or have never attended, it’s a huge trade show for the National Association of Music Merchandisers, held at the Anaheim Convention Center, this year on January 13-16, 2011.
Here’s what they’re saying about this year’s show: “On a scale of 1 to 10, we’re taking it to 11 and so can you! The 2011 NAMM Show has everything you need to turn it up a notch in your business, from the hottest new music products offered by 1500+ exhibitors to free business-building training customized to the challenges of today’s industry professionals.”
There are educational sessions on a variety of topics, as well as performances throughout each day by all kinds of great musical artists, from classical to jazz to pop to rock ‘n’ roll.
We have several meetings set up with piano and digital piano makers, such as Kawai, Pearl River, Perzina, Hailun, Welkin Sound (maker of George Steck and Falcone pianos), and Kurzweil (Young Chang), and to get the scoop on their latest products and order new inventory.