The TEC Awards committee and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) are pleased to announce and celebrate the nominees across the 22 Technical Achievement and seven Creative Achievement TEC Award categories. The annual TEC Awards recognizes and celebrates the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and multi-media.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health and safety of NAMM members as the first priority, NAMM is reimagining how to connect all facets of the industry while benefiting those most deeply impacted by COVID-19 with the launch of Believe in Music: The global gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world.
Anaheim, CAJanuary 19, 2020 Winners in 23 technical and eight creative excellence categories were announced at the 35th Annual NAMM TEC AWARDS, Saturday, January 18, from the global NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Presented by The NAMM Foundation and held annually, the event recognizes the exemplary achievements and innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multi-media. Comedian, actor and musician Fred Armisen took to the podium to host.
At the upcoming 35th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, Joni Mitchell will be awarded the Les Paul Innovation Award. As an innovative producer, songwriter and artist, Joni captured the sentiment and heartbeat of a potent time in our nation's history. She truly captures the spirit of this award, honoring innovation and creativity throughout our industry. Reserve your TEC Awards tickets today, and don't miss the chance to join us in honoring Joni. About Joni:
CARLSBAD, Calif. – December 5, 2019 – The NAMM TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Awards committee is pleased to announce highly-respected recording engineer Dave Pensado and record industry veteran Herb Trawick, the creative duo behind the weekly web series, Pensado’s Place, as recipients of the 2020 TEC Hall of Fame award. The pair will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the 35th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, Saturday, January 18, in Anaheim, California.
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Musician, SNL alum and Portlandia co-creator to host annual awards honoring the best in professional audio and sound production.
As the NAMM TEC Awards approach their 35th anniversary, NAMM is conducting a series of profiles of the vibrant TEC community. Karen Dunn, of KMD Productions, has been working as the TEC team’s Event Director since the award’s inception.
Earlier today at Summer NAMM, the 35th Annual TEC Awards celebrated the pro audio and sound production nominees across the 23 Technical Achievement and eight Creative Achievement categories. A special product showcase from several nominated brands including Yamaha, Avid, BOSS, iZotope, Line 6, Rupert Neve Designs, PreSonus, Steinberg, and Eventide, served as a gathering point for the leaders in pro audio to acknowledge and celebrate the many innovative nominees.
Every year, the TEC Awards attracts international media attention. Here are just a few examples.
Carlsbad, CA – December 6, 2018 – GRAMMY® award-winning guitarist, singer, songwriter, and innovator Peter Frampton will receive the prestigious Les Paul InnovationAward at the 34th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Anaheim, CA. The award is given to those individuals who personify the innovative thinking of Les Paul, the Father of Modern of Music.
Carlsbad, CA November 26, 2018 Eight culturally-significant audio inventions will be inducted to the TECnology Hall of Fame (THOF), it was announced today by THOF Founder, George Petersen. The inventions span the 1940s through today and will be officially named during a ceremony held at The 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California on Saturday, January 26. The event will be presented by the NAMM Museum of Making Music and hosted by Petersen, a veteran pro-audio journalist.
CARLSBAD, Calif. – October 15, 2018 – The NAMM TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) committee is pleased to announce that Leslie Ann Jones, the groundbreaking engineer, producer, and Director of Music and Scoring for Skywalker Sound will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, January 26 in Anaheim, California.
The Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards has announced that stand-up comedian and entertainer extraordinaire Demetri Martin will return as the host of the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Anaheim, California. The TEC Awards take place during The NAMM Show, the global crossroads of the music products, pro audio, and event technology industries.   
NASHVILLE – June 28, 2018 – Earlier today at Summer NAMM, pro audio professionals and leading industry brands gathered to recognize and celebrate the announcement of the 34th annual NAMM TEC Award nominees at a special pro audio reception held in the Music City Center.
Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multi-media. 2020 Schedule at a Glance: Call for entries: March 11 - June 12 Nominees announced: September 16