The NAMM Show, the largest global gathering of the music industry, is set to kick off in Anaheim, CA from tomorrow, Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28. NAMM, the world’s largest not-for-profit music trade organization, will open the event with an Industry Insights address delivered by NAMM President and CEO John Mlynczak. 

During his Thursday morning presentation, Mlynczak, alongside a roster of esteemed guests, will delve into the future of the music industry and the latest innovations shaping its landscape. Among these distinguished guests is internationally renowned DJ, OSCAR®, and seven-time GRAMMY-award winning producer and songwriter Mark Ronson. 

Mark Ronson | Music for Life Award

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Mark Ronson – Set for Music For Life Award

Mark Ronson will receive the prestigious Music for Life award from NAMM in acknowledgment of his lifelong contributions to music and his unwavering dedication to inspiring music creators. In addition to the award ceremony, Mlynczak will engage Ronson in a conversation that spans various topics, including Ronson’s early musical influences and his insights on the growing role of artificial intelligence in music creation. 

Mark Ronson, known for his eclectic genre-spanning work, has left an indelible mark on the music industry with projects like the recent soundtrack “Barbie” and successful collaborations with artists such as Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and the late Amy Winehouse. 

“The NAMM Show is the platform to showcase the industry’s incredible innovation, unbelievable products, and, of course, industry icons. Mark Ronson’s work sits at the epicenter of innovation, technology, and art. His contributions to the music industry are unparalleled, and we are so excited to start the show by awarding him NAMM’s highest hounor and having a conversation to hear more about his storied musical journey.” Expressed President and CEO John Mlynczak. 

Chris Lord-Alge | Tech Tracks Series 

Chris Lord-Alge, a renowned five-time GRAMMY®-winning producer, engineer, and mixer, is set to host a TEC Tracks Session during The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm PST. The session, titled “Chris Lord-Alge on Steering Your Career: Insights from a Five-Time GRAMMY® Award-Winning Mix Engineer on Achieving Success as a Producer/Engineer,” will be held in Room 204B at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Chris Lord Alge set to give Tec Tracks talk

In the ever evolving and fiercely competitive realm of music production and engineering, the ability to steer your career is paramount to achieving success. During this TEC Tracks Session, Chris Lord-Alge, whose impressive credits include collaborations with icons like Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Muse, Pink, Dolly Parton, and many others, will share invaluable insights on navigating the industry and forging a prosperous career path. This session serves as an all-encompassing guide to steering your career based on his wealth of experience. 

The discussion will encompass a range of crucial topics, including:  

  • Building client relationships and effective networking within the industry.
  • Maintaining professionalism and effective communication with clients.
  • Establishing personal rules and boundaries in your career.
  • Implementing clear systems and guidelines for payment collection.
  • Effective scheduling, encompassing time management and setting realistic project timelines.
  • Nurturing artist relations, including comprehending their creative vision.
  • Managing relationships with artist managers.
  • Strategically utilising social media for a robust online presence and community engagement.
  • Handling the transfer of mixes – when, where, to whom, and how.

Stay tuned for more of the latest news from the NAMM Show 2024.