For one weekend a year, the talk in Anaheim, Calif., is less Mickey Mouse than Deadmau5 as nearly 100,000 producers, engineers, DJs and gear heads converge for music's largest trade show, the National Assn. of Music Merchants. And though it's turning 113, NAMM is showing no signs of slowing. The industry is back to pre-recession highs, according to NAMM president/CEO Joe Lamond, thanks largely to popular culture and technology. To wit, there's a first-ever EDM component (see story, right).

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