The NAMM Foundation has announced that rocker Joe Perry of the legendary band Aerosmith will receive the prestigious Les Paul Award, joining the growing family of recipients that include Slash, Todd Rundgren, Pete Townshend and Sting. The award will be presented at The 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards, where Perry is scheduled to perform live before an enthusiastic audience of pro audio and sound production inventors, musicians and industry friends.
At the 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards, famed engineer and record producer Jack Douglas will be inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame. This distinction was created nearly 30 years ago to honor pioneers of audio technology, as well as the music industry's most accomplished producers and audio technicians. Douglas has worked with many legendary artists, from John Lennon to The Who. He is associated with many of Aerosmith's most iconic releases and was affectionately dubbed "the sixth member" of the band for having contributed lyrics to several tracks they released.
TEC Hall of Fame inductee Elliot Scheiner (2005) is an award-winning music producer, mixer and engineer with 25 Grammy Award nominations to his credit, seven of which he won. Scheiner has produced and engineered a range of artists, including Foo Fighters, Toto, Faith Hill, Ricky Martin, Sting and Fleetwood Mac. Click here for our exclusive interview with Scheiner, in which we discussed his prolific career, as well as his two other passions: cars and baseball.
Get ready to rock the vote for The 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards! In mid-November, be on the lookout for your official voting ballot, delivered to the same email address by which you receive this newsletter. Follow the link and you will be able to select your top three finalists from 23 Technical Achievement and 8 Creative Achievement categories. New this year—the ability to complete your ballot in multiple sessions, so you can take your time in determining which nominees you think deserve a TEC Award. To request your voting ballot be sent to another email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Vote" in the subject line.
The Les Paul Foundation inspires innovative and creative thinking by sharing the legacy of Les Paul through support of music education, recording, innovation and medical research related to hearing loss. Presented each year as part of the TEC Awards at The NAMM Show, The Les Paul Award celebrates industry legends for their inspirational music contributions and technical innovations.
The NAMM Show is the crossroads of the global music products, pro audio, live sound, lighting and entertainment technology communities. The 2017 NAMM Show will feature robust education sessions, world-class events and the latest products and innovations. Registration is available to NAMM members and qualified pro audio professionals. You can now book your hotel and register for badges.
For the first time, The 2017 NAMM Show will host training and certification sessions for DanteTM, the industry-leading audio networking technology, on Friday, January 20, and Saturday, January 21. Held at The NAMM Show and presented by Audinate, the creator of Dante, attendees will have the opportunity to experience two days of intensive hands-on training as part of the company’s Dante Certification Program. In addition to the certification program, a special “Introduction to Dante” will also take place as part of The NAMM Show’s TEC Tracks Live Sound Day on Thursday, January 19. Click here to register!
Nathan East began playing the bass following his introduction to soul music, which his uncle and father often played on records and the radio. Over his storied career, Nathan has been active in supporting music education programs, such as those created by NAMM. In 2015, he was inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame, an honor he said “would be very hard to live up to, considering those who were inducted before.” Click here to watch highlights from our interview with Nathan earlier this year!
Actor, comedian and self-proclaimed "gear geek" Sinbad will once again host the TEC Awards. See clips from last year and make your plans now to attend the big night on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 7 pm in the Hilton Anaheim Hotel. Check out the schedule and purchase your tickets here.