Canadian Music Trade - June/July 2017 - Page 14

NEWS NAMM Musikmesse Russia & Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia Returning in September NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia will welcome visitors to Moscow’s Sokol- niki Exhibition and Convention Centre from Sept. 14-17, 2017. Now in its sixth year, the show attracts Russian and international manufacturers and distributors to present the latest in musical instruments, products, and pro lighting and audio technologies to a crowd of industry specialists and consumers. Since making its debut in 2012, over 400 companies from 28 countries have demonstrated their products and services to more than 60,000 unique visitors. In the past five years, NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia has become a key platform for the Russian market to create business opportunities and to share experiences between industry professionals from various countries, while experiencing continued visitor growth representing all sectors of the industry. For more information, go to www.namm-musikmesse.ru. Parnelli Awards to Relocate to The NAMM Show in 2018 The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC) have formed an alliance to serve the live event production community at the next NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, from Jan. 25-28, 2018. As part of the agreement, TCC will bring its award show for the live production community, The Parnelli Awards, to The NAMM Show, with the 2018 edition to be held on Friday, Jan. 26 th at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. The annual Parnelli Awards recognize pioneer- ing, influential professionals and companies and their contributions to the live production industry. Founded in 2001, the awards bring together the live entertainment community in a vibrant annual gathering to recognize the best-in-class across 22 different categories. “With our shared passion for music, we believe that the live event and production profession- als are kindred spirits with the manufacturer, distributor, and retail members of NAMM,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “We look forward to welcoming this community to share in the career enhancing networking and education opportunities, and of course, to experience the amazing new sound and lighting product intro- ductions on The NAMM Show floor.” For more information, go to www.parnelliawards.com. Plugivery Now Distributing inMusic Software & Sound Libraries Plugivery a