Once again, the time has come for the DJkit team to pack its bags and head over to the slightly sunnier climes of California. Not for a frivolous holiday, of course – we’ve booked our place at the upcoming NAMM 2018 Show in Anaheim, which is one of the most important events on the US music industry calendar.
For those who’d love to attend the event in person though won’t be able to make it, we’ve got you covered. Throughout the event – which takes place January 25 to 28 – we’ll be keeping our fans and followers up to date on the biggest product launches and all major announcements.
The National Association of Music Merchants
Established all the way back in 1901, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a non-profit organisation committed to the promotion and strengthening of the music and production industries worldwide.
“Before there was an industry or an association, there was a belief…in music. That belief led to a vision: We envision a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone; a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of the right. That vision led to a mission: To strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music.” – NAMM
Every year, the NAMM Show gives retailers, musicians, promoters, venue owners, artists and manufacturers at all levels the opportunity to network in an enjoyable, energetic environment. In terms of new hardware being showcased, this year’s event alone will see more than 7,000+ brands descend on Anaheim, looking to show-off their latest and greatest performance and recording hardware and software.
Put simply, there’s no better place to head to find out about the newest and upcoming releases from the kinds of brands that set the standards the industry follows. And as we’re committed to bringing UK artists the very best hardware and software from leading manufacturers worldwide, we’re once again heading to the show to ensure we’re right there at the front of the queue!
Cutting-Edge Hardware Showcase
We’ve already added a few choice products set to be showcased at the event to our dedicated NAMM 2018 page, which you’ll find at the address mentioned above. 2018 looks set to bring some of the most incredible hardware launches we’ve seen in some time, not to mention some heavy price cuts on existing pieces of kit.
Keep an eye on this page throughout the event, along with our social media profiles and blog, and we’ll ensure you’re kept up to speed. It might not be quite as good as soaking up a little winter sun on the West Coast, but still…better than nothing, right?