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New Platform: book a DJ at Discjockey.de

Events have a special charm when the music in the background isn’t coming from an MP3 player, but a live DJ instead. Yet finding the right DJ isn’t always easy. To help you simplify the choice of DJs, the Berufsverband Discjockey e.V.(BVD e.V.) created a site, discjockey.de, where DJs can be found and booked. DJ…
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Neumann.Berlin Releases Anniversary Bundle

Together with Sennheiser, George Neumann, the world’s leading producer of studio microphones, is releasing a special bundle to celebrate its 90 years of existence: the microphone system evolution wireless ew 500 G4 is currently available with the Neumann true condenser capsule KK 205. The capsule heads were previously reserved for the Sennheiser 2000, 6000 and…
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Young Talent Wanted at SGM New Talents Award

Presenting your own light show to a large audience? Now this is possible for young lighting designers at the 1st SGM New Talent Award. For the first time, the successful provider of professional lighting technology, SGM Germany, is looking for the most creative and best young talents in event lighting design. Winners selected by four-person…
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Opus Award 2019 – Apply Now for the German Stage Prize

In addition to innovative products, presentations by international industry experts and networking, the award ceremonies are an important part of Prolight + Sound. The Opus - German Stage Award has been one of the most important awards in the industry since 2002. In order to honor original projects, productions and creative minds in the area…
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Swiss Light Distributor EMC opens Showroom

The Swiss Light distributor and general importor Electric Claudio Merlo (ECM) has successfully opened its new location for showroom and training. Around one hundred people experienced product presentations, talks, and an entertainment program at the “open house” premiere in September. Central location for light experts With the new showroom, the Swiss lighting scene receives a…
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Laser Safety Seminar For Shows

Laser shows are spectacular: they thrill with their lighting effects, which produce graphics, writing or 3D objects. As fascinating as laser shows can be, incorrect usage can quickly become dangerous for the audience and artists. In order to make laser shows safe, there are additional rules – and an independent laser safety officer. Safety and…
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Video Review PRG Live Entertainment Award 2018

This year’s Prolight + Sound was opened festively with the PRG Live Entertainment Award (LEA) on April 9, 2018. This gave participants the opportunity to experience live acts, the fortunate winner, and important celebrities from the entertainment industry. The LEA has been presenting excellent event industry achievements in the DACH region. LEA 2018 – full…
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60 Truckloads of Infrastructure for Ed Sheeran Concert

For many fans, an Ed Sheeran concert is an extraordinary event. The British singer-songwriter regularly draws over a hundred thousand fans to his concerts. The biggest concert in Europe on his current tour was at the end of July at the trotting course in Hamburg’s Bahrenfeld district. The logistical effort was immense: using 60 truckloads…
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Area Four Industries starts Internet TV Channel

How is a burden calculation carried out for temporary structures? What regulations apply for temporary roof systems? Such questions are now addressed on the new Internet TV channel from Area Four Industries. The world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum trusses and scaffolding constructions has initiated the first online video platform about trusses and rigging. Hints, Tricks…
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Layher develops flexible video wall system

Watch parties of sports events, open air concerts or festivals all cannot be realized without video walls. Huge LED displays makes it possible for everyone in the audience to have a view of the artists and athletes – and give the artists yet another surface for their creative shows. Layher has developed a flexible video…
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Fairconstruction: “Length times width times height”– Within that almost everything is possible”

There isn’t just innovative technology at Prolight + Sound, frequently the exhibitors‘ stands are fascinating and worth a look. However, impressive trade fair presentations don’t get made by themselves. The people at Fairconstruction support the planning, conception, organization and realization of trade fair presentations. As a company affiliated with Messe Frankfurt, they are at home…
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MA Lighting and Claypaky at the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards

High-powered TV shows need a special atmosphere. Especially when if it is an award ceremony like the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards. MA Lighting and Claypaky supports the production in order to cast Austria’s greatest national music award in the best light. Matthias Frank: "I’m convinced by perfect optics" At the awards, lighting designer and light…
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GAHRENS + BATTERMANN: “Our entire industry comes home to us”

Prolight + Sound is one of the largest trade fairs for event technology and always surprises with new technologies and concepts – and not only through the exhibitor presentations at the fair. Even Prolight + Sound itself continues to develop its media technology. The trade fair is supported by the event technology service provider GAHRENS…
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Good reasons why you should exhibit at Prolight + Sound in 2019

Why should I participate in the Prolight + Sound 2019 as an exhibitor? This and other questions are posed by many companies when they are considering participating. In order to offer some support, we have collected some ideas for exhibitors. That’s because it especially pays to book a stand by the end of the month:…
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Robe is Looking for Germany’s Superstar

Analogous to American Idol, Deutschland sucht den Superstar (or “DSDS”) has been a constant hit on German television for the last 15 years. Dieter Bohlen and his more or less talented casting show stars entertain an audience of millions in primetime slots. And the Czech lighting manufacturer Robe has been providing the spotlights for the…
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