The annual Musikmesse show − held each spring in Frankfurt, Germany − is the world’s largest music trade fair. SABIAN has been attending since the show’s inception in the early 1980’s, and for many of our international partners, it is a first look at new products and initiatives. This year, our 2014 Cymbal Vote winners drew accolades from enthusiastic distributors and the public alike.
But Musikmesse is not all business. Each year, top SABIAN artists are on hand for performances on the Agora Stage, the main concert venue where performances happen daily at hour-hour intervals. Artists are also featured on the SABIAN stand where they perform in a sound booth for happy attendees. And on the closing day of the fair, when the public is invited to attend, an autograph signing session is held on the SABIAN stand, and top artists sign autographs for hundreds of excited fans.
Tomas Haake (Meshuggah), George Kollias (Nile), Karl Brazil (James Blunt, Robbie Williams), Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai), along with local German artists Claus Hessler, Moritz Mueller and Patrick Metzger were all on hand this year and clearly left their mark on some very happy audiences.
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