Walnut Creek, CA (April 28, 2010)–The 26th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards will be held at the NAMM Show on Friday Jan. 14, 2011, in Anaheim, CA.
Presented annually by NAMM since 1902, the NAMM Show draws close to 90,000 attendees to its exhibits and educational programs annually.
The TEC Awards, founded in 1985, presents two dozen awards for achievement in audio products and projects to manufacturers of audio equipment and software, and the world’s top music producers, engineers, sound mixers and musical artists. A highpoint of the show is the Les Paul Award, sponsored by Gibson Guitar, presented to musical artists and others whose careers have exemplified the creative application of audio technology.
“The continuing advances in technology for all areas of sound and music production have vastly expanded the universe of both manufacturers and users,” said Hillel Resner, president of the TEC Foundation. “We are sure those attending NAMM will enjoy sharing in the recognition of technical and creative achievement that the TEC Awards bestow.”
“Since the days of NAMM Member Thomas Edison, nearly every major musical technology product that you can name was first shown at the NAMM Show,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. “Our members are excited to welcome the TEC Awards to NAMM and celebrate the visionary people, companies and products that have filled the world with music.”
Resner also announced that the eligibility period for 26th Annual TEC Awards nominations will be extended to June 30, 2010 from its traditional March 31 date. Online voting by various professional organizations—including eligible NAMM members—will take place in November.
The TEC Foundation