Headed to NAMM 2019


2019 is shaping up to be another exciting year in the world of music notation and related technology. That excitement will surely be fully in evident at the upcoming 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California — and I’ll be there covering the action for Scoring Notes. This year, the NAMM Show takes place from Thursday, January 24 through Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

NAMM seems to get bigger every year. Indeed, last year they expanded the exhibitor space to the ACC North building, pictured above. I’ll likely log several miles each day walking around, but even so I’ll only manage to focus on our niche of music notation software and related products (as tempting as it will be to jam on all of the instruments on exhibit!).

Please follow along with me as I will be publishing a series of posts. All them will be tagged with “NAMM 2019”, so if you miss one, you’ll find full coverage at this link.

As I’ve done in the past, I’ll meet with representatives from the companies in our field whose products you use every day, including MakeMusic, Avid, Steinberg, PreSonus, Noteflight, GVIDO, and more.

The W3C Music Notation Community Group will be meeting at NAMM on Friday, January 25, with the agenda to include current status and future plans for MNX, SMuFL, and MusicXML. If you can’t attend in person, I’ll be providing a complete video of the meeting. It won’t be live-streamed, but I plan to make it available as soon as possible following the meeting.

Will you be exhibiting a product at NAMM, or will you be attending the show? Please get in touch.

If you’ll be at NAMM and are interested in the products we cover here on Scoring Notes, check out these vendors:

  • AirTurn (booth 7600)
  • Alfred Music/MakeMusic (booth 11402)
  • Avid (booth 15500)
  • GVIDO (booth 8735)
  • Hal Leonard (booth 8910)
  • Presonus (booth 18701)
  • Sonic Scores (booth 10510)
  • Virgin Musical Instruments (booth 8610)
  • Yamaha/Steinberg (Elite 3 ballroom in Marriott)

Whether you’ll be at NAMM or you’ll be following coverage on Scoring Notes (or both), enjoy the show!

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