Greetings, rockers! This past weekend, Music City Rehearsal's management took a little field trip down to the NAMM Show. For those who aren't familiar with the show, NAMM is the world's largest trade-only event for the music products industry. It's a four-day event held every January in Anaheim and roughly 100,000 people attend each day of the convention. Just about every musical brand you can think of sets up a booth at the show, and businesses like ours have a chance to meet face-to-face with them and check out their products. Overall, just about every company we met with was very excited about the project and some of the things we're working on in the studios.
This being Music City's first year at the NAMM Show, a big part of our goal in making the trip was to make our first in-person meetings with some of the brands we've already partnered with over the last year, including D'Addario, KORG, Bad Cat, and Saga Musical Instruments.With each of these companies we'll be introducing some new and exciting additions to the studios over the next few months, so keep an extra eye out for some new gear, both in the studios and available for rent.
We also met with a ton of companies with whom we hope to create new business relationships over the coming months to bring some new and exciting gear down to the studios. I don't want to name any names until things are finalized, but it looks like we'll have a number of new things to offer our community over the upcoming months, including a few products which Music City will be among the first places in the country to have available! One company that we're very excited to be partnering with is Dream Cymbals. Dream is a Canadian company which accepts cracked and warped cymbals to be melted down to create new cymbals, bells, and gongs. We're huge fans of their project and we've already started shipping some of the (many) broken cymbals that we have lying around up to them for recycling. In return, we'll be getting a few sets of brand new Dream cymbals that you'll find around the studios starting really soon. In the meantime, bring your broken cymbals to Music City for recycling!