APRS to provide UK support at AES - PSNEurope

APRS to provide UK support at AES

UK: The APRS and UK Trade & Investment want to hear from new UK product innovators and manufacturers, reports PSN-e. The Association of Professional Recording Services and the international trade organisation UK Trade & Investment (which is headed up by Lord Digby Jones and Andrew Cahn) are inviting emerging innovators with prototype products and young manufacturing companies interested in exporting to the USA to apply for support in attending this October's AES Convention.
Author:
Publish date:

UK: The APRS and UK Trade & Investment want to hear from new UK product innovators and manufacturers, reports PSN-e. The Association of Professional Recording Services and the international trade organisation UK Trade & Investment (which is headed up by Lord Digby Jones and Andrew Cahn) are inviting emerging innovators with prototype products and young manufacturing companies interested in exporting to the USA to apply for support in attending this October's AES Convention.

A small number of UKTI assistance packages are available through the APRS to assist new exporters wishing to explore the world's largest pro-audio market. Questions about eligibility for grants should be addressed to Colin Holdsworth (email: cphexh@btconnect.com; tel: 020 8866 6230).

"We are establishing a UK Innovators area around our hospitality booth so that a number of new product manufacturers can dip a toe into the exciting world of exporting to the USA," explained Peter Filleul, executive director of APRS, pictured here to the right of Nick Dimes, Wes Maebe, Malcolm Atkin, Francesca Smith, Geoff Emerick and Gil Limor. "We have special rates for a few companies - on a first come, first served basis - that could make the trip to San Francisco very cost-effective."

In conjunction with SPARS, The Recording Academy (NARAS) P&E wing and San Francisco Chapter, the APRS is also planning to host a reception in San Francisco that will bring together UK exhibitors with studio owners, producers and engineers. The event will be held at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios on October 4th from 6-8pm. Any exhibitors or visitors from the UK wishing to attend are requested to contact Francesca Smith at the APRS office (email: admin@aprs.co.uk; tel: 01803 868600).

Web
» www.aprs.co.uk
» www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk

Related

APRS announces AES Europe booth plan

UK/GERMANY: The organisation has teamed up with a UK government body to offer a discounted booth rate, writes David Davies. Thanks to what is described as a "unique relationship" between the APRS, the AES and UKTI - the branch of the UK government responsible for supporting exports - UK exhibitors will have the opportunity to take up a discounted booth rate in an APRS/UKTI Village area.

APRS prepares for 2008 Sound Fellowships

UK: The APRS Sound Fellowships will be announced at the organisation's Annual Lunch in November, writes David Davies. Focusrite is one of the main sponsors of the Association of Professional Recording Services event, which will feature a special guest speaker in the form of legendary former Yes keyboardist, solo artist and Grumpy Old Man TV regular Rick Wakeman (pictured).

Rupert Neve joins APRS' 60th year celebrations

UK: Rupert Neve was the guest of honour at the latest event to mark the 60th anniversary of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS). The next instalment in this ongoing series will see a panel drawn from the manufacturing, recording studio and media publishing sectors discussing the role of effective marketing in building sustainable businesses, reports David Davies.

APRS and MPG announce new membership deal

UK: Meanwhile, the APRS has said that it hopes to be "working closely" with the AES on the 2010 European convention in London, writes David Davies. The new membership deal agreed by the APRS (Association of Professional Recording Services) and the MPG (Music Producers Guild) means that members of each organisation can join the other for half-price.

25671.jpg

APRS to bring British Brand Gallery to AES Brazil expo

The cost of taking traditional exhibition space prevents some manufacturers from exploring the Brazilian market, so the APRS is offering a base on the floor of the exhibition that allows a company rep to visit the show to scope the event and the market without taking space.

APRS to honour Alan Parsons and Glyn Johns at 60th anniversary lunch

UK: The APRS (Association of Professional Recording Services) has announced that it is to honour a number of renowned individuals with Sound Fellowships in recognition of their contributions to "the art, science and industry of sound recording". Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and producer/engineer/performer Alan Parsons will be among the distinguished figures honoured at the APRS' 60th anniversary lunch this Thursday (September 27th), writes David Davies.

AES 125, METAlliance and more

US: The first METAlliance Educator Summit will take place the day before AES 125 begins, writes David Davies. Scheduled for October 1 at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco - the same city in which the 125th AES Convention will take place - the Summit will be hosted by the Music Engineering and Technology Alliance with a view to promoting quality in audio production and reproduction. Meanwhile, AES has revealed details of the Special Events programme - presided over by Chandra Lynn (pictured) - for its October gathering.

UK Screen and JAMES forge training programme partnership

UK: Trade body the UK Screen Association recently announced a new partnership with the Joint Audio Media Education Service (JAMES). The arrangement is intended to help develop a programme of audio sector training that will encompasses course in audio post-production and other areas of film and television not covered in the existing accreditation, writes David Davies.