Stevie Wonder named Mayor of NAMM Show; Musical Innovation hits the 2013 NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center

Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images for NAMM

Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images for NAMM

Recording artist Stevie Wonder receives proclamation declaring Wonder as Mayor of NAMM at the 2013 NAMM Show.

The NAMM Show 2013 takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Avenue, in Anaheim, California, on January 24-27, 2013. The show gives vendors all around the world the opportunity to come to California to present their products for all to see. Exhibit booths are located at Level 2, Hall E, Hall D, Hall B, and Arena. If you are an artist, musician, singer or just a seller, the NAMM Show is the perfect place to be this weekend. Many walk the halls at the Convention Center to see all types of musical instruments, disc jockey equipment, lights, and all sorts of gadgets for your enjoyment and profession. At The NAMM Show, you will find almost every musical instrument you can think of. You can imagine all the talented people who came out to support the show.

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Every year, the vendors go out of their way to showcase spectacular equipment for any buyer (s). Demonstrations were given, and also people had the opportunity to pick up an instrument to feel it and test it out for themselves. Every where you walked, you got to experience hearing the sounds of equipment played by spectators, prospect buyers and talent musicians.

Many band players, recording artist, producers, etc., came out to support The 2013 NAMM Show. Guests got to meet & greet, take pictures and get autographs of their favorite talent (s). The show was a great way to network and meet people who love music just like you. The 2013 NAMM Show honored American Idol’s Randy Jackson, Grammy winning producer, musician, and Television Personality with the highest honor, the “Music for Life” award on January 24, 2013.

It is amazing in how musical instruments have changed over the years. Companies such as Bad Seed came out. Bad Seed introduced all new range of Custom Metal Body Guitars. Also Gibson Guitars who continues to made a great product showcase the entire line of Les Paul Collection. Etymotic Research, an innovator in hearing wellness solutions introduces the MP915 earplugs which activates automatically, allowing natural hearing and provide automatic protection from both loud, sustained music and sudden, loud percussive sounds. Gobbler, announced the release of its integration within Avid Pro Tools software. The unique integration enables media or sessions of any size to be shared directly from within the Pro Tools interface. Casio revealed a new game-changing digital piano. This piano sets the stage of a professional music space for any piano players. Emotiva Pro, presented a Stealth 8 Precision Bi-Amplified Active Studio Monitor. This monitor delivers exceptional efficiency and low noise. Also Capturing Couture launches a brand new collection of guitar straps for children. By attending, you will also get to view many other companies and their products.

What ever you desire when it comes to instruments and equipment, you can view it all at this popular 2013 NAMM Show at the Convention Center in Anaheim. It is a great way to get close to the newest, stylish instruments and technology in today’s professional market demands.


The NAMM Show gathers 95,000 members of the music product industry from around the world to preview new product debuts from thousands of brands across every category. Learn more about the 2013 NAMM Show at http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013.

About NAMM
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 8,500 Member companies located in more than 87 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Sources: Lippin Group/NAMM


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