Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse 2019: world première of the ‘Vintage Concert Audio Show’
Retro-sound and analogue warmth: at the coming Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse (Frankfurt from 2 to 5 April 2019), visitors will have the opportunity to see and hear milestones of four decades of concert PA systems at the first ever ‘Vintage Concert Audio Show’. Over 200 exhibits on a special-show area in Forum.0 will present PA systems from the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties. On the Saturday following the two trade fairs (6 April), the ‘Vintage Concert Audio Show’ will go into extra time at the new ‘Musikmesse Plaza’ pop-up market.
Frankfurt Music Prize 2019 goes to Quatuor Ébène
The French Quatuor Ébène string quartet is the winner of the Frankfurt Music Prize 2019. The award is given annually within the framework of the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt and honours personalities who have made a special contribution to the international music scene and culture. The presentation ceremony will be held in St. Paul’s Church, Frankfurt, on 5 April 2019.
Dr Hendrik Müller appointed Director Marketing Communication for Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound
Dr Hendrik Müller (37) has been appointed Director of the Marketing Communication Department of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound with effect from 1 October 2018. Accordingly, he is now responsible for the strategic conception, development and implementation of all marketing and communication measures relating to the company’s worldwide activities for the Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries Business Unit of Messe Frankfurt. He reports to Michael Biwer, Group Show Director, Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: Stronger together!
Two fairs at the same time and place: next year’s Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound will be held concurrently on all days, from 2 to 5 April. With a new sequence of days – from Tuesday to Friday – Musikmesse will strengthen its profile as the platform for the professional exchange of ideas and information between music-industry professionals. The two events will also move physically closer together.
Saturday rocks with Musikmesse Plaza: pop-up market with direct sales and events
For the highlight of a week full of music, Frankfurt will move all faders to full blast with new Musikmesse Plaza – an innovative event concept aimed at musicians and music lovers. It will be held for the first time in the eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 6 April 2019 – immediately after Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound (2 to 5 April 2019).
Musikmesse 2019: new competition to honour innovative therapy instruments
Messe Frankfurt and the German Music Therapy Society (DMtG) will hold the ‘New Therapy Instruments’ competition on the occasion of Musikmesse 2019. Instrument makers, artists and music therapists are invited to develop and implement ideas for new instruments and sounds. The awards ceremony will be held during Musikmesse in April 2019. The award is worth € 2,000.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound: upward trend for internationality and exhibitor satisfaction
The Saturday-evening concert by Dionne Warwick and the New Philharmonic Orchestra Frankfurt marked the end of a week of music and events. 1,803 companies from 56 countries launched their latest products during the five days of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound.
From analogue to digital: Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound present the best of both worlds and bring music to the city
Over the coming days, Frankfurt am Main is not only the meeting place of the music and event sector but also the setting for an impressive spectrum of musical events. The Live Entertainment Award and the Grand Finale of the 8th International German Piano Award mark the beginning of a week devoted to product innovations, knowledge transfer, young musicians and concert highlights at the Exhibition Centre and in the city.
Frankfurter Music Prize goes to the Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO)
Draw for admission tickets for the presentation ceremony in the ‘Paulskirche’ within the framework of the Musikmesse Festival
Musikmesse Festival 2018 presents acts such as Albert Hammond, Asaf Avidan, Curse, Dionne Warwick, En Vogue and Gino Vannelli
Jen Majura, Bruce Gaitsch and more: Musikmesse presents the line-up for this year’s Guitar Camp and workshop programme
‘The World of Vintage Guitars’ presents historical Fender instruments from 1950 to 1964 and Fender Custom Shop highlights
Gary Wallis, Will Hunt, Jost Nickel and more: final line-up of the Musikmesse Drum Camp with nonstop performances and workshops
The courage to innovate: German Musical Instrument Award to be presented at Musikmesse 2018 goes to Steffen Friedel and Gebrüder Mönnig
Combine guitar amps and speakers at the press of a button: ‘Amp World’ at Musikmesse presents heads and cabinets by top brands
Benefits programme for musical-instrument retailers: registration for ‘Musikmesse Insider’ now open
Specialists retailers of musical instruments, equipment and sheet music can now register for the ‘Musikmesse Insider’ benefits programme.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound: A3E to launch its ‘Future of Audio + Music Technology’ educational conference
International top guitarist, closer than ever: Musikmesse announces the first names for the 2018 Guitar Camp
Following the highly successful première at Musikmesse 2017, the second edition of Guitar Camp will be held at the coming fair with exclusive performances by top musicians in the ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears Box’ (Hall 9.0) – only inches away from visitors and using their original touring equipment. In other words, sessions during which the skill and personality of the artists will come across more vividly than at any concert. Rounding off the performances will be autograph sessions, workshops and masterclasses.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2018: 1,500 square metres of products by Yamaha, Bösendorfer, Line 6 and Steinberg
Yamaha Music Europe will once again be exhibiting the full variety of their products and brands at Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound in 2018.
MerchDays to be part of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2018
MerchDays, the meeting place for the entertainment merchandising sector, will be held for the first time within the framework of next year`s Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt.