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Expo-Scène A Huge Success

March 31st, 2015

Expo-Scene [Photo: Mauricio Garzon/milemot photographie]

Expo-Scene [Photo: Mauricio Garzon/milemot photographie]

CITT/ICTS rolled out the red carpet to welcome over 1,000 visitors and 50 exhibitors at its inaugural Expo-Scène show, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on March 26th and 27th.

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Martin Audio Appoints Lee Stein VP, North America

March 31st, 2015

Lee SteinMartin Audio has announced the appointment of Lee Stein as Vice President for North America.

Stein comes to Martin with over 18 years of industry management, sales, and marketing experience, particularly in the field of live audio, including roles with Avid Technology and Sennheiser.

On Stein’s appointment, Managing Director, Luke Ireland said, “The U.S. market for Martin Audio has grown considerably in the last five years thanks to the support and dedication of Rob Hofkamp and his team, and Rob has obviously been instrumental in developing the brand in the U.S. for the last two decades. Bringing in another heavyweight in Lee with his complementary industry knowledge and organizational skill can further enhance our strength in the U.S. and build upon these foundations to serve and grow our customer base in the next five years.”

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Prolight+Sound Conference Program Released

March 31st, 2015

09 PL+SProlight + Sound has published full details of the conference program for 2015. With over 50 lectures within the framework of the Prolight + Sound Conference and Eventplaza Conference, speakers will communicate practical knowledge and discuss the latest technological developments, new areas of application, and legal parameters. The lectures will be held on the first three days of the fair, April 15-17, 2015. As usual, Prolight+Sound will be held in Frankfurt, Germany and will run concurrently with the Musikmesse trade fair.

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Broadcast Industry Sets Sights On Vegas For NAB Show

March 30th, 2015

10 NABGsmithThe NAB Show will be returning to Las Vegas from April 11-16, 2015. It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management, and delivery of content across all platforms with more than 98,000 attendees from 150 countries and 1,600-plus exhibitors.

New attractions for 2015 will include Connected Media|IP, focusing on the consumer experience; the Drone Pavilion, featuring a fully enclosed “flying cage” for demonstrations; New Media Expo (NMX), hosting celebrity bloggers, podcasters, and digital content creators; SPROCKIT, where market-ready startups present their new ideas; StudioXperience, a live studio using the latest tools; and more.

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CITT Labels Expo-Scène A Success

March 30th, 2015

ADD1 ExpoScene 1CITT/ICTS rolled out the red carpet to welcome over 1,000 visitors and 50 exhibitors at its inaugural Expo-Scène show, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on March 26th and 27th.

Organizers describe the event as a huge success with positive vibes and a great overall atmosphere. CITT National Coordinator Monique Corbeil says the quality of the exhibitors and the visitors clearly demonstrates the need to produce and hold a trade show of that scale for the entertainment industry in Quebec. In addition to a sold-out exhibit floor showcasing pro audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services, the event also featured seven educational sessions covering topics such as system networking, intercom over IP, training in production and stage techniques, and more.

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USITT 2015 Breaks Attendance Records

March 24th, 2015

USITT DAApanelUSITT 2015 broke all previous attendance records, attracting nearly 5,500 people to Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center last week for the backstage industry’s biggest annual event. Over 280 exhibitors staffed booths with the latest entertainment products for the largest Stage Expo ever – and 170-plus have already signed on for USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City, according to organizers.

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IMSTA FESTA Heading to LA on May 16; Toronto on Oct. 17

March 23rd, 2015
Rich Kidd & WondaGurl at IMSTA FESTA Toronto 2014.

Rich Kidd & WondaGurl at IMSTA FESTA Toronto 2014.

On Saturday, May 16th, the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) and SAE Institute Los Angeles will partner to host IMSTA FESTA Los Angeles on May16, 2015. The various IMSTA FESTA events held worldwide, including in Toronto, are described as a celebration of music technology. IMSTA FESTA brings a collection of music technology companies together in an environment where they can interact with music makers face-to-face.

The panels bring together an array of industry experts to discuss the state of the music business, technology, and more.

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Recap: AES 57th International Conference on The Future of Audio Entertainment Technology

March 19th, 2015
Avid Chairman, President, and CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. gives his keynote speech during the AES 57th International Conference in Hollywood, CA

Avid Chairman, President, and CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. gives his keynote speech during the AES 57th International Conference

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) hosted its 57th International Conference, titled “The Future of Audio Entertainment Technology: Cinema, Television, and the Internet,” in Hollywood, California, on Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, 2015. Co-chaired by Brian McCarty and Dr. Sean Olive, the conference was intended to stimulate increased dialog between the Hollywood content creation community and the AES, and drew a substantial audience to the three-day program, which was presented at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. Keynote addresses were given by noted industry professionals, including Dr. Floyd Toole, former AES president, fellow, and gold medal recipient; Louis Hernandez Jr., Avid chairman, president, and CEO; and Francis Rumsey, chair of the AES Technical Council, fellow, and bronze medal award recipient.

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AES 59th International Conference on Sound Reinforcement heading to Montreal

March 18th, 2015
The Multi-Media Room inside McGill's New Music Building.

The Multi-Media Room inside McGill’s New Music Building.

The Audio Egineering Society (AES) is returning to Montreal where it will host the AES 59th International Conference dedicated to Sound Reinforcement. It will be held at the New Music Building at McGill University from July 15-17, 2015.

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CITT Expo-Scene Set For Inaugural Run

February 27th, 2015

Montreal-skylineCITT/ICTS is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene, which will take March 26 and 27, 2015 the Palais des congrès in Montreal. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing pro-audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.

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