“An Afternoon of Artist Development,” will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 2pm to 6pm at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom D, coinciding with the Winter NAMM Show 2015.  Presented by GRAMMY®--winning engineer, producer and author Ken Caillat, (Fleetwood Mac), Sleeping Giant Entertainment and ArtistMax (www.artistmax.org,) The event will include appearances and panel discussions by a number of noted artists and producers, including GRAMMY®--winning artists and songwriters Colbie Caillat (“Bubbly,” “Try,” ”Brighter than the Sun,”) and Toby Gad (Beyoncé, “If I Were a Boy,” John Legend, “All of Me”). 
Nashville based singer/songwriter Callaghan is set to release her second album, A History of Now, on April 7, 2015, via her own label, Green Town Music.  Featuring Callaghan’s trademark sound, which blurs the edges between pop, adult contemporary and Americana, the new record is the latest chapter of a success story based on hard work and a strong connection with a growing army of fans for the artist who moved to the U.S. from London in the summer of 2010.
It was announced in a recent press release that singer, songwriter and Cincinnati native Olivia Frances will be releasing one single per month for the next six months in a project she calls SingleSteps.  
Press Release:  AirTurn, the manufacturer of wireless, hands-free controllers for tablets and computers, announced the goSTAND™, a sturdy, portable, light-weight microphone stand that supports digital tablets and other gear used by musicians. Less than 18 inches when folded, the goSTAND fits into most backpacks and carry-on luggage.
Peavey® Celebrates 50th Anniversary at NAMM Show with Special Guests Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Öyster Cult, and More 
Press Release:  Musicians Institute, the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California, has a number of exciting activities in store for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show on January 22-25. Exhibiting in their new booth #4659 in Hall C of the Anaheim Convention Center, MI will have a variety of activities for prospective students, alumni and music manufacturers. In addition, the school will present two sessions in The H.O.T. Zone on music technology and artist endorsement deals.
Press Releas:  Rotosound bass strings are now available in NEW environmentally friendly airtight packaging, with NEW colour coded ball ends and NEW artwork.
Press Release:  Schecter Guitar Research unveils the new Banshee Elite Series for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. This new line will be showcased in Schecter’s upstairs Room 210-D. The new Banshee Elite Series features: a Swamp Ash body with a Flamed Maple top, 9 piece Maple/Walnut neck with an Ebony fingerboard, 24 X-Jumbo Stainless Steel frets, Mother of Pearl offset/reverse dot inlays with brass circles, and a Neck-Thru construction with Ultra Access for seamless playability and easy access to the higher frets. The Banshee Elite is offered in 6, 7, and 8 string options and also offers the choice of a Hipshot Hardtail Bridge, or the Schecter Exclusive Floyd Rose 1500 Series Bridge which features stainless steel parts, new push-in arm, and knife points that are re-tooled for better tuning and smoother tremolo play. One of the coolest features is that the Banshee Elite comes loaded with Schecter’s own hand-made USA SuperCharger pick-ups with an option of a Sustainiac in the neck position (Sustainiac offered only in 6 and 7 string models). The Banshee Elite is a guitar that truly plays itself, and offers remarkable versatility and tone that players relish.