NAMM Extends Warm Welcome to the Professional Audio and Lighting Communities at the 2010 NAMM Show

NAMM’s New H.O.T. Zone offers specialized training courses and networking events for music industry professionals in live audio, house of worship and stage and lighting industries.

December 10, 2009

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced the session schedule for its new Hands-On-Training (H.O.T.) Zone at the 2010 NAMM Show, which will take place in Anaheim, Calif., Jan 14-17, 2010.

“NAMM recognizes the importance of the live audio, house of worship and stage and lighting industries to the music products industry and welcomes these music industry professionals to the 2010 NAMM Show,” said Kevin Johnstone, director of trade shows, NAMM. “This year, we’re working closely with a number of partner organizations and media outlets that serve these segments to create a new and valuable education track to meet their needs and giving them even more reasons to attend this year’s NAMM Show.”

More than 15 industry partners, publishers, organizations and associations in the live audio, house of worship and stage and lighting industries will offer a series of FREE special training seminars, face-to-face meetings, networking opportunities and one-on-one mentoring to strengthen the knowledge base of industry colleagues.

 The 2010 NAMM Show H.O.T. (Hands-On-Training) Zone partners include:

American Disc Jockey Association

Audio Ethics, Inc.

Worship Musician magazine

Church Production magazine

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Front of House and Production Lighting and Staging News magazines


Mobile Beat magazine

National Association of Mobile Entertainers (NAME)

National Chamber of Commerce

PH413, Inc.  (for the house of worship market)

Roland Corporation

SCORE  (“Counselors of America’s Small Business Owners”)

Society of Professional Audio Recording Services  (SPARS)

Sound and Communications magazine

Technologies for Worship magazine

Tour Guide (publication for touring industry professionals)

USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office)

Worship Leader magazine

Yamaha Corporation

NAMM, the International Music Products Assn


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The current lineup of H.O.T. Zone sessions includes:

15 Common Mistakes that Small Businesses are Making

21st Century Musical Instruments Part 1: Alternate Controllers

21st Century Musical Instruments Part 3: High-Tech Percussion

7th Annual Roland Worship Summit

A Theology of Visual Technology

Arranger, Work Stations and Worship

Collaborative Workflows for Music Production

Compliance Testing Overview

Concert Lighting Design

Continued-Modern Branding Strategies for Audio Professionals

Copyright Protection, Use of Others' Copyrighted Work

Counterfeiting and Piracy

Digital Mixing and Recording

Digital Networking Primer

EMC Testing Presentation (FCC Compliance, EN-55013 / 55020 and EN-55103-1 / 55103-2, Emissions and Immunity)

Green Presentation (RoHS, REACH, WEEE, EuP, New Initiatives)

Hands-on Product Training Sessions from Yamaha

How Can You Improve Your Service of Worship

How to Find and Maintain Technical Volunteers

How To Get Your Song Out There

Increasing Sales and Marketing Efforts to International Markets

IP Issues on the Web Site (domain names, trademarks, copyright.)

Is Your Church Ready for a Digital Console?

Media Shout Version 4

Meet Andrae' Crouch with Documentary Preview, Reception and Autograph Signing

Mixing Creative Personalities

Modern Branding Strategies for Audio Professionals

Patents – Searching, Filing, Global Strategy, Non-disclosure Agreements

Power Distro Basics

Record at Home and on the Road Like a Pro

Rock Band Network: Get Your Music in the Game Using MIDI

Safety Testing Presentation (Safety Standard 60065)

SCORE-Facilitated Roundtable Coaching/Networking

Secrets of the Quiet Stage

Songwriting and Composing for Worship

Sound & Communications Awards and Mixer

Stage Volume and Its Effects on Worship

Taking Your Platform Ministry Team to the Next Level

The Art and Business of Music for Games

The Knobbit: What All the Knobs Do

The L.E.A.P. Show Mixer/Reception

Things to Think about When Buying Your Audio/Video System

Touring on the Green

Two Acoustic Guitars in Worship

Wireless Strategies: Dealing with White Spaces, New Regulations and an Overcrowded Spectrum

Worship Keyboard Skills

Worship Leading 2.0

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