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The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio and NAMM announced today that the 27th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards , the professional audio and sound production industry's most prestigious awards event, will once again be held at the NAMM Show, the largest trade show for the international music products industry, on Friday Jan. 20, 2012,in Anaheim, California.

Negotiations have been ongoing since January following a successful 26th Annual TEC Awards, which was hosted for the first time at the NAMM Show. Under the new agreement, the organizations will remain autonomous with the TEC Foundation continuing to conduct the nominations and voting process as well as pursuing its charitable interests. For its part, NAMM will provide production and event management services for the TEC Awards. The TEC Awards is attended by manufacturers of audio equipment and software, and the world s top music producers, engineers, sound mixers and musical artists. A highpoint of the show is the Les Paul Award, presented to musical artists and others whose careers have exemplified the creative application of audio technology.

Presenting the TEC Awards at the NAMM Show this past January was a major step toward our goal of broadening the constituency of the awards," said Hillel Resner, president of the TEC Foundation. "NAMM is where music makers and the

technology innovators come together and we hope to be a key part of this

exciting environment for a long time to come."

"The pro audio and recording community really enjoyed having the TEC Awards at the NAMM Show this year," said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM, "and we look forward to a bright future of serving this important segment of the NAMM Membership alongside the TEC Foundation."

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