Thanks to Pearl Artist, Nate Morton and his recently released drum-cam footage, you can now experience the thrill of banging away to the millions of viewers that tune into the NBC show, The Voice. The footage shows Nate performing the Sting classic, “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You” during Monday’s Top 12 Elimination Round, backing show competitor Brian Johnson.
Russia’s only international music-trade exhibition and its biggest international trade fair for event production technology expands product platforms and professional development opportunities as the show returns to Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, September 10-13, 2015. The fourth edition of NAMM Musikmesse Russia, an international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, an international fair of technologies and services for events, installation and production, offer new opportunities for every aspect of the music industry. Russian and CIS music product retailers, distributors, educators, theatre and production professionals, and musicians will find programming tailored for their specific interests. Globally known brands along with public and private supporters are already on board for the September event, indicating that NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2015 are on track to be the largest gathering yet.
Messe Frankfurt recently sent out the following press release. While it’s admirable that the organization is seeking new ways to keep the annual gathering afloat, what the news amounts to is that Musikmesse will now be a consumer show and not a trade-only event. Interesting…:
Messe Frankfurt will continue to hold Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt am Main. Every April, well over 100,000 people from all over the world visit the two fairs. Together, Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound form the world’s biggest market place for musical instruments and sheet music, as well as event technology and integrated systems. However, the market for musical instruments has become more difficult due, inter alia, to changed leisure-time activities and declining purchasing power. To take account of this, Messe Frankfurt has been working for some time on a new concept designed to ensure the future of Musikmesse.
Fender unveiled the Fender Accelerator Tour, a new initiative that provides emerging musicians the support and resources they need to grow their fan base and promote their music.
Extending through June, the Fender Accelerator Tour is made up from a diverse collection of musicians on tours throughout the U.S. and Canada including: Night Terrors of 1927; Priory; Matthew Curry; Marmozets, Deap Vally and Waters, with several others to be announced. Each band is receiving tour support including a customized 15-passenger touring van, promotional and marketing support, and Fender gear, including electric and acoustic guitars, basses, amps, and accessories. Fender is also covering all fuel and vehicle maintenance needs.