MI2N
Music Industry News Network
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 06-14-2014

Boosted By 'Everyman' Recording Boom, Pro Audio And Recording Gear Sales Climb The Charts

Bookmark and Share

Gear that allows musicians to take their music to the masses is fueling growth in the music products market. Sales of pro audio and recording gear, in particular microphones, plug-in software, loops, controllers and mixers, are hitting a high note.

The growth in pro audio is being reflected in the product mix at Summer NAMM, where the number of pro audio exhibitors is up 27% over 2013. From July 17-19, 113 exhibiting companies including Earthworks, Digital Audio Labs, Slate Digital, Avid, BOSS, Samson Technologies, TC Electronic and many other category leaders will present audio and recording products at Summer NAMM.

Leading retailers credit the expanded interest in recording to innovation that has yielded higher quality, more affordable products. This new gear, paired with online sharing platforms such as YouTube and SoundCloud, are inspiring musicians of every skill level to take recording into their own hands.

According to Anthony Thompson, pro audio department manager at New York's Alto Music, "Customers who have been buying guitars and amps from us for years are now coming over to my part of the store looking to record. Technology to make quality recordings is increasingly more affordable and easy to use. Musicians, even those that aren't tech savvy, who couldn't have recorded themselves five years ago are now venturing into the pro audio world."

In the last five years, sales of pro audio equipment have increased by 23%.

"Recording is way more plug-and-play and affordable than it's ever been," said John Grabowski, senior director of merchandising at Sweetwater. "Whether they're recording on a home computer, laptop, iPad, or even a smartphone, it's just everywhere. The more they record, the more they want the gear that will help them make better recordings. Many of them set up home studios, but I also see plenty of portable recording setups - 'backpack studios.'"

Pairing USB enabled microphones and instruments with iOS compatible audio interfaces allows musicians to record nearly anywhere at the touch of their fingertips. Plug-in software and loops sales alone increased 29% in 2013 over the previous year.

"Years ago, musicians trying to sound like Led Zeppelin would have a hard time getting that sound with the equipment available for home setups," Full Compass Systems' Kevin Peckham said. "But with plug-in software, the loops, the sound enhancers, you can now produce something that sounds pretty close to professionally recorded music."

Home-recorded artists such as multi-instrumentalist Julia Nunes and pop duo Karmin became social-media viral sensations by sharing their music online. "A lot of people who are recording are sharing what they're doing via YouTube and Soundcloud, which in turn makes more people interested in recording," added Grabowski.

Like other retailers in this market, Peckham sees the personal recording trend as yet another musical outlet for creative types. "People are energized or inspired to make music and now they want to move up the quality and what they can do with it," he said. "It means a lot more people making music, and that's a good thing."

Music stores that specialize in pro audio including Sweetwater, Alto Music and Full Compass will be shopping the expanded Summer NAMM floor this July. Enjoy all that Summer NAMM has to offer by registering for show badges and locking in prime hotel bookings. Exhibit space is still available for brands looking to make a major splash in Music City.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Versatile Haitian American Singer/Songwriter Natalie Jean Releases New Dance Remix

Troy Ave. Featured On New Single 'Crooklyn To Wacocaine' By Hustler E From 'Wacocaine' Fame On Wacocaine 5 Album

Killer Tracks Releases "Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband"

Gig Performer Software Elevates Live Performing Experience Providing Complete And Effortless Control Over A Live Music Rig

Toronto's K-Slick Realeases New Music Video

Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi Original Christmas Song Out Now!

Anthony Caceres Releases Smooth Jazz Single "A Very Special Christmas"



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» UK Live Music Industry Calls For Change In Licensing Laws For Entertainment Events
» Audials Music Rocket – The New Alternative To Streaming Music
» Billboard Names REPUBLIC RECORDS #1 Label Of 2016
» NMPA And YouTube Reach Agreement To Distribute Unclaimed Royalties
» DIGITALRADIOTRACKER TRACKS INTERNET RADIO SPINS
» AMPAL Elects BMG Australia Managing Director Heath Johns To Its Board Of Directors
» ASCAP Relaunches Website And Member Portal
» Legendary Musicians And Music Executives To Be Honored At Heavy Metal Hall Of Fame
» WARNER/CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC DEBUTS “COLOR TV” AND “ELBROAR” CATALOGS
» The Watters Win Indie Award


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» The Wu-Force Self-Titled Debut EP Out For Lunar New Year
» Grammy Museum Plans International Expansion In China
» Midem Artist Accelerator Call For Entries Open
» DPA Microphones Launches New Chinese Website
» Mercedes-Benz Extends Naming Rights Partnership For Mercedes-Benz Arena In Shanghai
» MusicDish*China Caps Busy 2016 Music Touring Season Across China
» Second Hand Rose In 2016 - Bringing Chinese Rock Into The Mainstream
» Fulcrum Acoustic Appoints Ease Audio Group As Distribution Representative For China
» Black Kirin Opens 2017 With New Members At Beijing's Yugong Yishan
» World Creators Forum Held In Beijing
» Jungle Boogie - Outline Sound At South China's Top EDM Festival
» VersusMedia Launches New Website For Its Film Music Service

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.