This year’s conference, which ran from April 6 to 9 in unusually nice weather, represented somewhat of a turnaround since the beginning of the financial crisis that has rocked the world during the past several years.
The 2011 Musikmesse & Prolight & Sound kicked off on a positive note this past week, beginning on April 6 in Frankfurt Germany.
Messe Frankfurt and NAMM have announced that they will be co-producing new shows in Russia in May of 2012. The new shows will be called NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia and will take place in Moscow’s Expo Centre from 16 to 19 May 2012.
In the wake of a decidedly more upbeat Winter NAMM show this past January and taking place concurrent to a similarly encouraging Frankfurt get-together (see page 20), this year’s NASMD Convention continued the trend of an industry showing distinct signs of life.
Music publishers from around the world gathered with local and national print retailers and music store owners at the recent Retail Print Music Dealers Association’s annual convention, which took place in downtown Oklahoma City from April 15-17. The collegial three-day event featured an exhibit hall where 46 publishers and other exhibitors showcased the latest print music offerings, as well as a number of workshops, breakout sessions, and social events designed to facilitate communication among the over-200 attendees of the tight-knit retail print music community.