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Winners in 31 technical and creative achievement categories were announced at the 31st Annual NAMM TEC AWARDS held on January 23 in Anaheim, California.

Read more: 31st Annual NAMM TEC Awards

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D'Addario's Jim D'Addario, Brian Vance, and Peter D'Addario are handed the 2015 MMR Dealers' Choice Award for Accessory Line of the Year by MMR's Dave Jeans.

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Tish Ciravolo of Daisy Rock Guitars previews a new concept guitar on display in Anaheim this year.

Read more: Daisy Rock Guitars at 2016 NAMM Show

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At its Annual Meeting of Members, held January 23 during the 2016 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) named eight new music industry professionals to its board of directors.

Read more: Eight New NAMM Board Members Elected at the 2016 NAMM Show

Upfront

Focusrite Novation Inc. (www.focusrite.com) and KMC Music (www.kmcmusic.com) have announced that, effective immediately, KMC Music will become a United States distributor of both the Focusrite and Novation digital audio production and recording lines.

Read more: Focusrite Novation Inc. Appoints KMC to Serve as a U.S. Sub-Distributor

Supplier Scene

The Keyboard division of Yamaha Corporation of America names Music Exchange “Overall Dealer of the Year” for the second year in a row at the 2016 NAMM Show.

Read more: Yamaha Dealer of the Year Award Presented at NAMM

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The 2016 recipient of the Don Johnson Industry Service Award, Steve West, addresses the crowd on Saturday morning in Anaheim.

Read more: 2016 Don Johnson Award Presented at NAMM

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Pearl River's David Rooksby discusses the company's recent MMR Dealers' Choice win, the new alliance with Schimmel Pianos, and more.

Supplier Scene

Vandoren has announced the winners of the 2016 Emerging Artist Competition. 

Read more: Vandoren Announces 2016 Emerging Artist Competition Winners

Upfront

Avid® and Focusrite have a history of industry-shaping collaborations, from the world’s first plug-ins to feature a fully skeuomorphic GUI (D2 and D3), to the original Focusrite-designed Mbox® interface that brought Avid Pro Tools® software to the masses, and Control|24TM, Avid’s first mid-format console.

Read more: Avid and Focusrite Plan Future Collaboration at NAMM

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