NAMM 2019 | Jan 24th - 27th
The NAMM Show. One of the music industry's greatest events. It's where manufacturers bring their new products and best ideas for the year ahead. NAMM 2019 runs from Thursday, January 24th until Sunday, January 27th and more than 100,000 people will be exploring the latest from over 1,700 exhibitors.
NAMM is where you'll hear about some of the most interesting developments in music. We've already seen the Jimmy Page Fender Telecaster in public. It looks like a huge year for studio tech too, with the release of the Korg Minilogue and the Akai Force. Rumours are already circulating about what else we might see at NAMM. We could be seeing some big developments. And hopefully, some big surprises.
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NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants. The 2019 NAMM Show is the much anticipated annual three day gathering of dealers and manufacturers of musical instruments, professional audio, and event tech suppliers. It’s a not for profit association, which exists to promote and strengthen both the international music products industry and the joy of making music.
Most major companies/manufacturers involved in this industry will have their own stall at NAMM 2019. And will be showcasing the latest innovations and releases which they have to offer. The NAMM Show always attracts a huge gathering each year, and it is one of the largest, most important events for anyone involved in the music, sound, and events technology industry.
The NAMM Show runs in January every year. NAMM 2019 will be running from Thursday the 24th of January until Sunday the 27th of January, with three full days of exhibitions, showcasing, and demonstrations.
The NAMM event is held in Anaheim, California. The Anaheim Convention Centre features a huge exhibition hall, which is where all the manufacturers, dealers, and suppliers of music products at NAMM 2019 will gather. Although the NAMM Show it is based in America, it is an international event which is equally important to overseas companies as well as American companies.
NAMM is one of the largest music events of the year. That means a huge number of big names and music industry VIPs in attendance. Companies like Fender, Gibson, Arturia, Ableton, Korg, Meinl, and Tama, to name but a few, will be showcasing their latest releases. There will also be plenty of smaller companies attending NAMM 2019, hoping their products attract interest from major retailers.
Even better, some of the most important musicians from around the world will be at the NAMM Show. Demonstrating products, helping out sponsors, or just checking out the latest happenings. Previous attendees have included the likes of Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Rob Chapman, and many, many more. With plenty of additional live music, entertainment, and educational classes, it is already set to be one of the most anticipated events of the year.
The format for the show remains the same: NAMM 2019 guitars, keyboards, drums, brass instruments and more will all be on display in the exhibition hall for all to see. There will be hundreds of events running simultaneously at various times throughout the day in the hall as well as in other spaces around the Anaheim Convention Centre.
On the Thursday, for example, Hotone will be demonstrating their new Ampero amp modeller, and Eric Lawson will be demonstrating Anaconda basses. Metal giants Misha Mansoor and Marty Friedman at NAMM 2019 will be a true crowd-pleaser, as they are doing an artist signing at the Jackson booth. Yamaha technical specialists will be giving some console training for the Rivage PM10, and Focusrite will be holding a 'Solutions Hub' on the Friday. These are just some of the many events which will be happening at the NAMM Show this year.
There are always plenty of rumours going around before the NAMM Show begins. Music industry giants are known to keep their new releases a closely guarded secret. So most of these are based on speculation. In the weeks before NAMM 2019, however, Ibanez have already unveiled a wealth of new guitars, like the RG5000s and new Axion Labels. Which have some exceptional high-end features., As ever we wait with bated breath for what Behringer will bring.
Studio equipment manufacturers are a bring some of their most anticipated gear. Akai have dropped a ‘force’ teaser trailer, so tech heads need to keep a watch on Akai this NAMM show. Some companies have already revealed their top-line products, Dreadboxx have revealed their ‘Hypnosis’ synth. A vaporwave styled synth, that delivers 80s styled sounds.
Jackson fans will be pleased that guitarist Jeff Loomis, who was formerly with Schecter guitars, recently changed his allegiance to Jackson. It has been rumoured that a new Jackson signature model could be on the way for 2019, although nothing is certain. Gibson, who were not in attendance in 2018, will be making an anticipated return, and could have a few guitar shaped surprises up their sleeve.
If one thing is certain, it is that NAMM 2019 is going to be one of the biggest, most exciting events of the year for musicians and retailers alike.