If you use Facebook and have pretty much anything to do with making music, I’m going to suggest that you Like & Follow this short list of companies and organizations. Click on the name and it will link to their page.
Namba Gear – You knew this one would be on the list so let’s just get it out of the way. The best friggin’ laptop & gear bags on the planet, even if we do say so ourselves. And when you combine Facebook with Namba Gear’s Instagram page, it begs the question; what professional musician doesn’t own at least one Namba Gear bag?
Digital DJ Tips – “Today’s DJs can fit all their kit and tunes in a backpack.” How could we not love these guys? We are so over vinyl and Digital DJ Tips.com has been leading the way with great product reviews and information on the best use of digital technology for DJs.
Hav A Sole – Rikki Mendias started this organization that gives new or gently worn sneakers to the homeless and disadvantaged. It’s true of everyone, there’s nothing that can compare to getting a new pair of shoes. You walk taller and have more confidence. This is a grassroots organization that is making a positive change in people’s lives.
Live From Daryl’s House – Daryl Hall started Live From Daryl’s House, the free monthly web show in late 2007, after having the idea of “playing with my friends and putting it up on the Internet.” These are simply great shows, with great guest artists (both old and new), with one of the best bands around. Live From Daryl’s House is a perfect example of a veteran artist reinventing himself in the digital age by collaborating with both established colleagues and newer performers.
Artist Relations – These guys specialize in endorsement branding between musical artists, producers, and engineers and gear manufacturers. There are a lot of good reasons for a musician to endorse a brand that they believe in and these are the guys that can make it happen.
ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo – This is the premier music conference for music creators, producers and artists. If you are a songwriter and have the music and ambition, now you have a place to go to further your career. Great networking opportunities and ASCAP is unapologetic in trying to help you monetize your songs.
Brown Bag Gear – There are a lot of stores that sell musical instruments and pro audio products, but there is something very cool and refreshing about BBG’s curator approach to products. The BBG crew is comprised of a pretty eclectic group of folks; recording engineers and road crew, songwriters and vocalists, musicians and producers. If it has to do with music, they’re either doing it or have done it. So, they’ve fashioned BBG to be the sort of place that we would want to do business with whether we are touring or rehearsing for the next show.
Stop by and say “hi” at the DJ Expo in Atlantic City, NJ at Trump’s Taj Mahal. The expo starts on Monday, August 10 with seminars and workshops. Exhibits open at noon on Tuesday, August 11th and run through Thursday August 13th.
You can find Namba Gear at booth #903 during exhibit hours, or at the pool bar a little later in the evening; and we’ll be showing off the new Gear Wrap at the show!
Kemper Profiler Guitar Amp Bag
OEM means “Original Equipment Manufacturer”, so when we talk about OEM bags it means that Namba Gear will make bags for you with your branding. We can take our current bags & backpacks and embroider your logo, or help you custom design a bag for your specific product or needs.
We shop the China factories to place your bag with the best factory for your project. We also have a factory design team that can help modify a design to optimize manufacturing, keeping quality at the highest level while lowering costs. We even make bags for the medical equipment industry that must be ROHS approved where we handle the approval certification as well. You can check out some of our OEM bags here. Got a bag idea? Contact us [email protected], Subject Line: OEM Bags
Namba Gear owner, Woody Moran, was asked to perform an original song at the ASCAP Expo songwriter’s convention by hit songwriter Darrell Brown during Brown’s Master Session workshop. Brown has been credited with worldwide music sales of over seventy million units, as both a songwriter and producer, including the 2013 LeAnn Rimes album, Spitfire. Brown co-wrote the number 1 hit "You’ll Think of Me” by Keith Urban, which won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2006. Brown also co-wrote Urban’s smash hit "Raining on Sunday".
Moran’s song, “Whisper In The Night” co-written with Kelly Brightwell, received a huge positive response from Darrell and the packed house at the Hollywood Ballroom of the Loew’s Hotel where the event was held. Woody commented, “You know you’ve got something going on when Darrell jumps in and starts singing with you.” Regarding the Expo itself Moran said, “As always, ASCAP delivered tremendous knowledge and encouragement in just the right amounts.”
Our messenger bag inventory is too high. We closed our Rotterdam warehouse last year and moved all of our products to the Los Angeles, CA facility. Once it was all in one place, we realized that we need to sell some messenger bags. Like… right now! So our excess inventory problem becomes your opportunity to get a really great messenger bag at a great price. If you’ve been needing a new bag to carry your laptop or iPad, or even to carry mics, cables and stomp boxes, this is a right moment to get a new messenger bag. Hurry and make your selection now. This is a limited time offer. Products are limited. Click on the name of each bag to find out the super low price.
Kava Laptop Studio Bag
“The Kava has enough pockets for everything – two hard drives, my USB interface, the laptop, power supplies, my notebooks and calendars, pens, USB hubs, wireless mouse, phone, earbuds, iPod, iLok, firewire PCMCIA card and notes for my next meeting. This is New York City people; we don’t have cars. We have to carry it.”
J. Chris Griffin – (mix & mastering engineer, Madonna, Kanye West, John Legend), NYC, NY
Shaka Laptop Messenger
“My laptop is a portable studio as well as my lifeline away from the studio. I carry demos, record sessions all from my laptop and audio interface. I put my gear thru a lot, and safety counts! I’m a “bag guy” and I’ve gotta have a great bag. That’s why I chose the Shaka Laptop Messenger bag.”
Jeff Rona (TV & film composer, Chicago Hope, Brotherhood, Exit Wounds, Traffic), Los Angeles, CA
Kucha iPad Messenger
“I LOVE my Kucha iPad bag! This bag is so awesome. The quality is very high. The quality of the stitching on that bad boy is bulletproof. No loose threads or ripping fabric. I have jammed mine full of my iPad, gear, mics, pens, phone & cards & it has carried the day. Anyone that is looking for a lightweight, high quality carry bag for their iPad or other portable electronics can’t go wrong with Namba Gear!”
DJ Dr. Drax (ADJA National President & Executive Director) Glendale, AZ
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