Professional Audio 2014: Salaries and Careers

Date: 08/27/2014

Returning to an annual tradition, Pro Sound News recently surveyed its readers about their primary and secondary business activities, job titles, and income.  MORE

Live Sound Showcase: Cher—Dressed To Kill, Rigged to Wrap

Date: 08/27/2014

Her job these days may be to “come out in silly outfits, sing and be fabulous,” as Cher commented onstage at the Staples Center recently, but there are plenty of people willing to pay to see the costume changes and hear the hits.  MORE

Lobbying Opens For PSN Awards

Date: 08/21/2014

The inaugural Pro Sound News Awards, recognizing the industry’s best movers and shakers, will be held October 11, 2014, at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The awards event will celebrate excellence in Live Sound, Recording, Installed Sound, Post Production and Broadcasting, with a special Lifetime Achievement Award presentation. And already, the nomination process has begun!  MORE

Masque Sound Donates To Road Recovery

Date: 08/20/2014

Road Recovery was founded in 1998 by music industry veterans Gene Bowen, a tour manager and recovering addict, and Jack Bookbinder, an artist manager who struggles with Type II diabetes, to help young people battle addiction and other adversities. To help further that mission, theatrical SR company Masque Sound recently made a charitable contribution to the non-profit organization.  MORE

L-Acoustics Supports X-Men Premiere

Date: 08/19/2014

For the launch of 20th Century’s Fox summer blockbuster ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the worldwide premier was held at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Center, with a 75-foot-wide screen projecting the movie for attendees.  MORE

ND Senate And House Agree On RH

Date: 08/19/2014

North Dakota’s Legislative Assembly building, home to the state Senate and House of Representatives, is a visually impressive structure standing 19 stories, with semi-circular chamber rooms with high ceilings and walls made of chestnut, walnut and oak. However, these features create a number of coverage and reverberation issues; the low ceiling in the under-balcony areas blocked sound from the main system, and the few small supplemental speakers in the upper balcony area struggled to provide adequate coverage.  MORE

EAI Adds Martin MLA

Date: 08/19/2014

Singapore-based Expo AV-InSync (EAI) recently expanded its inventory with the purchase of a Martin Audio MLA System 36 from local distributors Swee Lee.  MORE

QSC Hits Nevada Smith’S

Date: 08/14/2014

Nevada Smith’s, a long-running megapub in Manhattan, recently moved a block north of its former 20-year home. Its new multi-million-dollar space sports, which occupies three floors and a mezzanine, includes two full-service bars, a separate wine bar, and a VIP room, also sports a massive QSC audio installation to provide sound through the venue.  MORE

Tonys Eliminate Sound Design Awards

Date: 08/11/2014

NEW YORK, NY—On June 11, The Tony Awards Administration Committee, which oversees the annual awards celebrating the best of Broadway Theater, voted to eliminate the awards for Best Sound Design of a Musical and of a Play.  MORE

Infocomm 2014 The Largest To Date

Date: 08/11/2014

LAS VEGAS, NV—InfoComm International called its 2014 conclave the largest ever, with some 37,000 AV professionals passing through the Las Vegas Convention Center in mid- June, with exhibits filling the Center Hall and overflowing into the North Hall.  MORE

Clair Solutions Brand Debuts

Date: 08/01/2014

In a move intended to clarify brand identities, Clair Bros. Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a new trade name and logo for its audio, video and lighting (AVL) integration division, with the introduction of Clair Solutions. The new name will serve as the company’s sole representation in the AVL integration industry.  MORE

Newbay Media Acquires AV-IQ

Date: 08/01/2014

NewBay Media, publisher of leading commercial AV magazines such as Pro Sound News, Systems Contractor News, Sound & Video Contractor, AV Technology and Mix, as well as the Official InfoComm Show Daily and Show Guide, has acquired AV-IQ, the AV industry's Equipment, Providers Directory & Industry Resource Center, from InfoComm International.  MORE

Eighteen Details Loudspeaker Lyceum

Date: 07/31/2014

Eighteen Sound has released more details about its recently announced Loudspeaker Lyceum, a new section of the company’s website that hosts a series of educational videos and information on topics pertaining to loudspeakers.  MORE

Yamaha Sets August Training Sessions

Date: 07/24/2014

Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Sessions (YCATS) has reformatted its console seminars into two new console classes—Console Operation Levels 1 and 2, while adding two new classes about use of the desks with Dante and more.  MORE

Martin Audio Names New MD

Date: 07/23/2014

This morning, Martin Audio named Luke Ireland as its new Managing Director. Arriving with a 24-year career spanning multiple sectors of technology, IT and media, Ireland’s mission will be to lead Martin Audio, developing business structures and scalable process capabilities as the company moves forward.  MORE


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