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Musikmesse Trade Fair Cancelled for 2022 & Beyond , But Prolight + Sound Will Proceed Messe Frankfurt will not be holding its MIfocused Musikmesse trade fair and festival in 2022 , but it is going ahead with the Prolight + Sound show from April 26-29 , 2022 , in Frankfurt , Germany , where it will offer a wide-ranging educational program and companies will showcase the latest audio , lighting , and video products .
For next year and onward , organizers plan to restructure Musikmesse as a more consumer- and fan-oriented B2C event and no longer stage the B2B component . “ The market concentration in the musical instruments business – where a small number of online retailers account for over 70 % of the market in Germany and neighbouring countries alone – is changing the market and ordering behaviour significantly . This means that it is not commercially viable to organise a B2B trade fair ,” explains Stephan Kurzawski , SVP of consumer goods and sales for Messe Frankfurt . However , the company says that as a specialist trade fair focusing on professionals in the event industry , Prolight + Sound is not affected by these trends and there is still a need and market for an AVL-focused trade fair .
At Prolight + Sound 2022 , in the new Performance + Production Hub , companies of all sizes will present their latest solutions . They will not do so in the style of classic product presentations “ or behind glass cabinets , but hands-on , together with the brand experts ,” organizers say . The range of products extends from software tools , mixers , sequencers , and sound reinforcement technology to DJ equipment and accessories .
On the show stage , top artists and production specialists will present their skills and give visitors an impression of the different varieties of digital live performances .
For more information as it becomes available , go to pls . messefrankfurt . com .
PHOTO : MESSE FRANKFURT EXHIBITION / JOCHEN GUNTHER
Hal Leonard Now Distributing Canopus Drum Accessories in U . S . & Canada
Hal Leonard is now the exclusive distributor of the Canopus “ boutique ” line of high-quality drum accessories and hardware for the U . S . and Canadian markets . The Canopus drum set line will remain direct with Canopus .
Based in Tokyo and founded in 1977 , Canopus hardware leans towards the classic vintage drum hardware , with more modern appointments and features . Product categories include bolt tight , brass washers , hybrid hardware and light-weight hardware , mufflers , and an extensive line of snares .
“ Canopus is so beloved by their artists . We are honored and excited to bring this line to our network of dealers ,” says Brad Smith , VP of Hal Leonard MI Products Distribution . “ Canopus is a great compliment to our current line-up . These unique products give the dealers and their customers more options .”
“ We ’ ve worked hard to get in this position . Hal Leonard offers the right level of support to serve the world ’ s largest music-making market ,” says Nori Kitagawa , Canopus International sales manager . “ We look forward to many years of success , releasing new products and servicing the creative drummers who want the best .”
For more information , contact Hal Leonard : 414-774-3630 , sales @ halleonard . com , www . halleonard . com .
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