Best in Show

What will be the biggest products, must-see innovations and technology breakthroughs in the new year? What do you need to check out before you leave Anaheim? Discover this and more at “Best in Show,” the legendary NAMM U Breakfast Session that closes out Sunday. Host Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, will moderate this fast-moving discussion with six music retail experts. They’ll reveal their picks from the show, offer hands-on demos and also look at why these products and services will make a big impact with customers. Don’t miss this must-attend session for retailers and manufacturers alike.

Round 1: Best Add-Ons and Accessories
Mikme Wireless Microphone and Audio Recorder … Booth 1271
BandTool, Distributed by St. Louis Music … Booth 4000
Meinl Cymbal Tuners … Booth 205B
Ernie Ball Paradigm Guitar Strings … Booth 5440
Gator Frameworks GFW-GTR-SEAT … Booth 5426
Music Gifts … Hall E, Booth 1146

Round 2: Gotta Stock It
Taylor GS Mini Bass … Booth 213
Music People BSK2500 Bell Kit With Stand … Booth 4659, 5940
Ludwig Element Evolution Drum Set … Booth 4224
Denon SC5000 Media Player … Booth 206B
Ludwig 8x14 Black Beauty Snare … Booth 4224
ADJ Airstream Wi-Fi Pack … Booth 5774
Alfred, Led Zeppelin—The Complete Studio Recordings …Booth 4618

Round 3: Companies to Watch
Roli … Booth 204C
Eastman Music … Booth 4610
Tackle Instrument Supply … Booth 3255
Aston Microphones … Booth 6696
Line 6 … Marriott Grand Ballroom
Roland … Booth 300A
Warm Audio … Booth 6903
Cordoba … Booth 5308, 5309

Round 4: Best in Show
Roli Blocks Modular Music Studio … Booth 204C
Cannonball Vintage Reborn Roadster Limited Edition Saxophones … Booth 4424
Roland EC-10M ELCajon Microphone Processor … Booth 300A
Fender American Professional … Booth 300E, 304
Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII … Booth 7001, 7802, 7804
Hohner Mariachi Instruments … Booth 3220

Thank you to the Best in Show panelists:
Sammy Ash, Sam Ash Music
George Quinlan Jr., Quinlan & Fabish
Lynn Nicholson, Rhythm Traders
Michael Doyle, Guitar Center
Bobby Montemurro, Alto Music
Gayle Beacock, Beacock Music

Best in Show is moderated by Frank Alkyer of Music Inc. magazine


Sunday, January 22, 2017 — 8:00 am to 9:30 am