January 21, 2016

Back to the NAMM — 2016 edition

Back to the NAMM -- 2016 edition

It’s that time again—the NAMM show, the big shindig in which the music instrument (MI) manufacturers, marketers, and developers show off their wares to both retailers and everyone else who can score an industry-only badge.

I go every year, which is no surprise, considering I work in this industry. I’ve rambled about going nearly every year, so let me just say that this year it almost snuck up on me. I think it’s because what with the new house, new puppy, and all that, it’s been quite a busy period here at Casa De Merton. Still, I’m looking forward to it. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with people that I don’t see very often, to connect with new people for the first time, and of course to see all the new shiny before it hits the shelves.

I don’t generally blog on my website during the show, because I don’t have the time between meetings, etc. But I’ll probably have a few cool instruments and pithy words to share on social media. If you don’t already follow me, please do. I should have some fun pictures now and again, and maybe fun things to say, assuming you find music, musicians, and music gear fun. If you have no interest in anything music-related, I apologize in advance. I promise, soon after NAMM, I’ll have lots of cool personal projects to talk about, a new look for the site, and other stuff.

But for now—my backpack is locked and loaded, and I’m ready for NAMM!