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The TEC Awards sponsors listed below would like to share the following Web links and contacts. For information about Sponsor products, please contact the Sponsor directly using the provided links or phone numbers. The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio is a nonprofit public charity and in no way endorses or promotes the use of any company’s products or services.

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Harman (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets - supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG,Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform.

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization's popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that leads and strengthens the $16 billion global music products industry. The association-and its trade shows-serve as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical instruments, recording technology and sound/lighting products. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote the pleasures and benefits of playing music to people of all ages and skill levels.

Contact: 1-800-767-NAMM • info@namm.org

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Les was an innovator, inventor and creator of legendary music. Like the TEC Awards, Les’ life was an example of excellence. The Les Paul Foundation (LPF), created by Les continues his legacy. Funding for music programs and scholarships is the centerpiece of the LPF’s mission. The Foundation has teamed up with the Grammy Foundation, Wisconsin School Music Association, Soulsville Foundation (Memphis) and others .The Foundation supports Les Paul exhibits throughout the US.

For more information go to www.lespaulfoundation.org

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Its pioneering advancements in technology have resulted in numerous awards, including an Emmy, a Grammy and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Sennheiser Group includes the prestigious brand Georg Neumann, purveyor of world-leading studio microphones and monitors. Sennheiser is also a proud distributor of incredibly thin and lightweight K-array loudspeakers, which are manufactured in Italy.


Founded in 1987, Avid Technology (NASDAQ: AVID) is the world's leading producer of video and audio technology, serving the major broadcast companies, film studios, production houses, and independent filmmakers. Avid helps people make the most listened to, most watched, most loved music, movies, and television shows in the world.


Broadjam.com provides web-based promotional tools and services for independent musicians, the music industry and fans around the world. One of the world's largest web communities focused on independent music, Broadjam.com hosts a massive online database of searchable songs by artists from all 50 U.S. states and over 190 countries worldwide.


Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation is the world's largest music print publisher as well as the world's largest educational music publisher, producing songbooks, sheet music, educational publications, reference books, DVDs,
CD-ROMs, children's music products and more.
Additionally, Hal Leonard has grown to become the largest distributor of music-related technology products in North America, offering many popular software, hardware, and accessory lines.
Hal Leonard is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and also has domestic offices in Winona, MN; New York; and Nashville; and offices abroad in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Shure Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. The Company has designed and produced many professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value. Shure's product line includes wired microphones, wireless microphones and in-ear personal monitor systems, headphones, earphones and phono cartridges.

Contact information:
Shure Incorporated
5800 West Touhy
Niles, IL 60714


Sony Electronics’ full line of professional audio technology ranges from portable audio recorders to wireless and wired microphone technology to headphones. These products are used by professionals in a range of markets an applications, including live sound, studio recording, houses of worship and theatrical performance, as well as by journalists in the field.
For More information visit www.sony.com/proaudio.

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