January 16-19, 2020

We are thrilled to be at NAMM this year to showcase the latest and greatest from the HARMAN Professional Solutions family of brands—from content creation tools to tour sound and lighting—and to host some very special appearances and events. Plus, in a first ever for NAMM, we’re driving the JBL and AKG Mobile Experience Center right onto the show floor to serve as the official NAMM Media Center as well as HARMAN satellite location for even more special events.

This page will be updated regularly as we approach showtime. Check back for special announcements, the full schedule and list of highlights. Here’s where we’ll be and what’s happening:

  • HARMAN PROFESSIONAL—Get the Full Experience
    • Same location as last year—North Hall, Level 1, Booth #14508
    • EON ONE Compact Giveaway—scan your badge for entry
    • Experience our latest products first hand, including JBL EON ONE Compact, AKG Lyra and K371-BT, Martin ERA 600 Performance and many others
    • Check out Stories Behind The Sessions on our main stage, featuring legendary musicians, producers and engineers as they walk you through some of the greatest songs of all time
    • We’ll also be having live performances and meet and greets with HARMAN ambassadors
    • Plus get personalized product demonstrations
  • JBL and AKG Mobile Experience Center / Official NAMM Media Center
    • Look for the JBL/AKG Truck—Hall A, Booth #11526
    • Attend special technology presentations, interviews and more
    • Plus, credentialed NAMM media representatives can book time for interviews and podcasts at our media stations, record voiceovers in our vocal booth and even schedule the main stage for their own NAMM presentations
    • Media personnel can inquire about these bookable spaces by contacting NAMMmediacenter@HARMAN.com
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JOIN US AT THE 2020 NAMM TEC AWARDS

We are honored the JBL VTX A8 is nominated for a NAMM TEC Award in the Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers category. Join us at the presentation ceremony on January 18 at the Hilton Pacific Ballroom. Learn more and buy tickets.

Exhibit Hours:

  • Thursday, January 16
    10:00am – 6:00 pm PDT
  • Friday, January 17
    10:00am – 6:00 pm PDT
  • Saturday, January 18
    10:00am – 6:00 pm PDT
  • Sunday, January 19
    10:00am – 5:00 pm PDT

Live Stage Schedule

Thursday
11:00am
Stories Behind the Sessions
with Christian Hand and Toby Scott: Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
1:00pm
Stories Behind the Sessions
with Christian Hand and Joe Barresi: Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
3:00pm
Stories Behind the Sessions
with Christian Hand and Robert Margouleff: Superstition by Stevie Wonder
Friday
11:00am
Q&A + Meet and Greet
Matt Sorum
1:00pm
Stories Behind the Sessions
with Christian Hand and Garth Richardson: Killing In The Name by Rage Against the Machine
3:00pm
Q&A + Meet and Greet
Bootsy Collins
4:00pm
Neil Peart Tribute Session
Joe Barresi, Garth Richardson, and Christian Hand celebrate his genius with isolated Rush drum tracks.
Saturday
11:00am
The Father of Festival Sound
Nic Harcourt interviews Bill Hanley, the mastermind and audio engineer behind Woodstock
12:00pm
Stories Behind the Sessions
with Christian Hand and Linda Perry: What’s Up? By 4 Non Blondes
1:00pm
Stories Behind the Sessions
with Christian Hand, Robby Krieger and Bruce Botnick: LA Woman by The Doors
3:00pm
Q&A + Meet and Greet
DJ Ashba
Sunday
11:00am
Acoustic Performance
MJ Ultra
1:00pm
Acoustic Performance
Pete Hayes
3:00pm
Acoustic Performance
Halle Johnson

Bios

Paramount Academy of Music
Christian Hand
Is a DJ on the radio station KLOS.  Over the past couple of years, Christian has curated, and grown, a ground-breaking radio segment he calls "The Session", where he takes you through a track-by-track breakdown of some of the greatest songs ever recorded and reveals the magic behind the music.


Paramount Academy of Music
Bruce Botnick
Is an American audio engineer and record producer, best known for his work with The Doors, The Beach Boys, and Love.


Paramount Academy of Music
Robby Krieger
Is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter best known as the guitarist for The Doors. Krieger wrote or co-wrote many of the Doors' songs, including the hits "Light My Fire", "Love Me Two Times", "Touch Me", and "Love Her Madly". He was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Paramount Academy of Music
Robert Margouleff
  Is a Grammy Award winning producer most noted for his work with electronic music synthesizer programming for Stevie Wonder (beginning in the 1970s) for award-winning albums including Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness' First Finale and Jungle Fever.


Paramount Academy of Music
Joe Barresi
Nicknamed "Evil", is an American record engineer and producer who has has produced, engineered and mixed some of the most important hard rock, metal and punk bands of the last 15 years including Tool, Slipknot, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Religion, The Melvins, Skunk Anansie, Chevelle and Volbeat.


Paramount Academy of Music
Garth Richardson
Is a Canadian music producer and engineer who has worked with some of the music industry’s most beloved and exciting bands including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss and Alice Cooper. Garth produced and engineered Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut album, which earned him a Grammy nomination for his engineering work.


Paramount Academy of Music
Matt Sorum
Is the drummer for Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, Kings of Chaos & Hollywood Vampires


Paramount Academy of Music
Bootsy Collins
Is a bass player who rose to prominence with James Brown in the early 1970s, and later with Parliament-Funkadelic. Collins's driving bass guitar and humorous vocals established him as one of the leading names in funk. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was inducted in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.


Paramount Academy of Music
Bill Hanley
Is an American audio engineer and is regarded as the "Father of festival sound". He is most widely known as the sound engineer behind the iconic Woodstock festival in 1969. Hanley also ran the soundboard for Bob Dylan's controversial "electric" set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, as well as being part of the large Mar Y Sol festival in Puerto Rico in 1972.


Paramount Academy of Music
DJ Ashba
Is an American musician, guitarist, songwriter, record producer, and graphic designer. He is currently the lead guitarist in Sixx:A.M.. He is also known for his work with hard rock bands BulletBoys, Beautiful Creatures and Guns N' Roses. He has worked with various artists including Mötley Crüe, Drowning Pool, Marion Raven, Aimee Allen and Neil Diamond. He is the CEO of Ashba Media.


Paramount Academy of Music
Pete Hayes
   Is an American musician and singer, best known as a member of the rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.


Paramount Academy of Music
MJ Ultra
Is an American singer/song writer whose music has been featured in multiple feature films and television shows.


Paramount Academy of Music
Halle Johnson
Is an American singer/song writer most widely recognized for American Idol


Paramount Academy of Music
Linda Perry
Is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. She was the lead singer and primary songwriter of 4 Non Blondes, and has since founded two record labels and composed and produced hit songs for several other artists.


Paramount Academy of Music
Toby Scott
Is a recording engineer, mixer and record producer who has worked extensively with Bruce Springsteen, recording and mixing albums for the singer since 1977. Scott has also worked with other prominent artists such as Bob Dylan, Bette Midler, Robert Palmer, and Blue Öyster Cult.

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