January is a big month for new product announcements. In early January there was CES – the largest trade show for consumer electronics. Many companies keep their new products a secret so they can excite and surprise consumers with their announcements during the conference.  Late January has the NAMM show – the largest trade show in the world for musical instruments.  Just like at CES, attendees at NAMM often keep the products they will present under wraps, until the show. What will be the biggest news in musical instruments for 2014. Best Buy will be at the conference to find out for you.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a not-for-profit association that promotes the “pleasures and benefits of making music.” Active since 1901, NAMM serves as a launching point for innovations in musical instruments, recording equipment and all things related to musical performance.

The NAMM conference is the world’s largest trade show for music products. It is held once a year in Anaheim California. This year’s show runs from January 23rd to January 26, and Best Buy will be there. Best Buy may be better known for providing great computers and cameras but they have also been carrying a huge selection of musical instruments and accessories for many years.

This selection includes famous brands like Fender, Casio, Roland, Yamaha, Korg and Boss. Also just last year Best Buy began carrying Gibson guitars and accessories – read a recent review of one of their Gibson Les Paul guitars.

Best Buy is working to become a go to destination for Canadians searching for a new keyboard, a new guitar, a new electronic drum kit or new accessories. Best Buy has sent writers to NAMM to report on some of the newest music products that will be coming out this year.

If you are a musician, know a musician or intend to become one soon, you’ll want to return to the Plug-in Blog frequently to read about some of the best new music technology for 2014 produced by the top companies in the world.

Return here all week to see all of the articles written about NAMM on the Plug-in Blog.

Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.