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Friday, January 01, 2010

 

HISTORY

May 03, 1989
National Club Council founded
Directory Listings are available nationally.

Mar 25, 1990
NCC Reaches 3,000 listings
Directory now includes Record Stores.

May 8, 1991
NCC DJ Party
NCIAA’s first Party at the Key Club.

Mar 30, 1992
NCC Announces Plans to offer Events
Formation of the Promotions Department becomes a Huge Success.

Jul 31, 1993
NCC Launches Guest List Services
Club Managers Partner with NCC DJ’s and Promotions Department to offer free guest list services.

Sep 17, 1994
NCC breaks 10,000 Subscribers
Retail Vendor Membership is on the rise. DJ listings reach 6,000.

Aug 22, 1995
NCC looses membership data due to Virus
With the threat of PC Viruses now plaguing Internet Users, NCC was caught off guard and suffered a total loss of Membership Registrations.

Oct 11, 1996
NCC Partners with Alpha Technologies to develop offsite Database System
NCC’s demonstrates its first official partnership and launches Data Services division.

Dec 04, 1997
NCC Forms Board of Directors
NCC Forms Board of Directors, the first 15 members of the group that will revolutionize the Club Industry.

Jul 14, 1998
NCC is On The Move.
NCC completes move to larger headquarters.

Jun 6, 1999
NCC becomes the National Club Industry Association of America
After 10 Years of serving the DJ and Club Community, the NCC Emerges as the first Association aimed at the Dance Club Community.

Apr 18, 2000
Sony Entertainment Joins the NCIAA
Sony Records is the first Mainstream Record Label to Join the NCIAA Membership Roster, with A&R VP Scott Mc Donald.

Jun 24, 2001
NCIAA Reaches Global Recognition
Membership Reaches combines listings of more than 27,500 Professional Club DJs, Club, Promoters, Record Labels, and DJ Gear Suppliers from more than 41 Countries.

Oct 12, 2002
NCIAA opens NYC office
NCIAA opens NYC office to reach more members.

Jul 20, 2003
NCIAA becomes Official Music Industry Trade Agent for Nightclub DJs
NCIAA to roll out full membership Services, including commission free booking services for pro level djs.

Sept 27, 2003
NCIAA Welcomes New Partners
NCIAA Partnership Division welcomes TMCentury, Ot’s Corp and Gemini to the NCIAA.

Oct 13, 2003
Record Pool developed with TrakHeadz
Trakheadz.com, signs letter of agreement to offer exclusive services to NCIAA DJ’s. NCIAA and Trakheadz begin developing the world's first free Record Pool for Professional Club Djs, and integrating proprietary technology to offer Digitial Distribution Services to Record Labels.

 

Oct 1, 2003
Digital Club DJ (DCDJ) opens on Shoutcast as 2 Hour Chat Room Radio Service for Matchnet.com.


Oct 17, 2003
NCIAA Launches Internet Radio
NCIAA Broadcasts its first Show to more than 1300 hungry listeners from Americansingles.com chat rooms. NCIAA Features live studio broadcasts of official NCIAA Djs around the world.

 

Dec 18, 2003
NCIAA's DCDJ expands Programming
DCDJ expands programming hours to 8 hours per day.


Dec 20, 2003
NCIAA NetMix Radio launches FM Syndication & Programming
NCIAA NetMix Radio announces plans to provide a multi-channel, Syndication Service with high-quality digital broadcasts to FM Stations and College Radio Stations around the world.

 

Jan 2004
DCDJ renames station to NetMix Radio and Launches NetMix FM & Extends Programming to 24 hours.

Feb 2004
NetMix Radio introduces the internet radio world, a first of its kind Chat Media Player. Metawerx Technologies, Australia Developed the Chat Service for Anime Gamers & Personal Dating Services

Feb 2004
NCIAA Acquires NetMix Radio and NetMix FM 

 

Feb 28, 2004
Building an International Spirit of Music Cooperation with 3200 independent record labels
National Club Industry Association Takes Record Industry by Storm. Pro Club Djs from around the world vote for the Industry’s top Record Labels.

Mar 23, 2004
NCIAA expands resources to include Mobile Dj’s
NCIAA will now offer several benefits to Mobile Dj Associations.

 

Mar 2004
NetMix Radio becomes Official Station of the NCIAA.

Mar 2004
NetMix Radio switches programming to "Real Time Broadcasting"


Apr 1, 2004
NCIAA Partners with Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines becomes the Official Carrier of the NCIAA.

Apr 20, 2004
EMI Australia & Blue Pie Records Join NCIAA
Blue Pie Records and EMI will begin distributing via the NCIAA-TrakHeadz Service.

 

Apr 2004
NetMix Radio featured as Electronica Dance Radio Station in America by The Indie Music News Network.

Apr 2004
NetMix Radio makes Top 100 Internet Dance Related websites in the world.

May 2004
NetMix Radio Joins Forces with TrakHeadz.com and broadcasts Independent Artist Charts


May 16, 2004
NCIAA Breaking the Sound Barrier with Latin Music
Turitmo.net and the NCIAA expand services to Latin Club Djs.

 

Jun 2004
NetMix Radio Launches New Webiste. 

Jun 2004
NetMix Radio Joins Forces with Entercom Group to distribute content to FM College Radio Stations.

Jun 2004
NCIAA Develops New Content Syndication Service

 

Jul 2004
NetMix Radio Voted by Aardvark Records - "Best Promotional Service Ever" 

Jul 2004
NetMix Radio Features Top Draw Music Artists - and Resident Gatecrasher Djs Riley & Durrant 

Jul 2004
NetMix Radio Sponsors Chat Room Listener Cruise at MTV Hot Spot - Lake Havasu

Jul 2004
NetMix Radio Voted Best Internet Station Promoting Indenpendent Lables - Artesia Records

Aug 2004
NetMix Radio plans to Feature Blue Pie Productions - W/Interviews from CEO Damien Riley

Aug 2004
NCIAA partners with Turitmo.Net - Launches New Station - XMix FM 93.1 Featuring Daily Program Formats


Aug 4, 2004
NCIAA to Host Largest DJ Event in the US
266 Professional Djs take to the decks on more than 12 Separate stages at Blueshift in Wisonsin.

Sep 6, 2004
NCIAA Reveals Boogie Oogie Competition
In Partnership with EMI Australia and Blue Pie Productions, the NCIAA announces the first Global Remix Competition open to Djs and artists worldwide.

Oct 14, 2004
NCIAA to Host 2005 Electronica Music Awards in Buffalo, NY
The Buffalo Convention Center will be the center of attention, as the NCIAA Hosts the Second Annual Electronica Music Awards.

May 18, 2005
Winter Music Conference Remix
Glideascope, the National Club Industry Association of America (NCIAA) and the MusicDish Network offers unsigned and independent artists the opportunity to remix music tracks.

June 10, 2005
Hackers attack NCIAA websites
NCIAA loses all 100,000 online member registrations. Members are now verified via phone communications.

June 15, 2006
NCIAA online
After one year of reorganization, the NCIAA is back online but still requires phone verification for members.

November 11, 2006
NCIAA expands programs and benefits to members
Besides the obvious benefits to NCIAA members, the NCIAA will now include education, certification, insurance, licensing, booking, travel, and equipment programs.

 

June 26, 2007

NCIAA members treated like VIPs

NCIAA provides exlusive access to Events and Guestlists.

 

November 26, 2007

NCIAA expands messaging for members

Members can send messages within member network.

 

March 31, 2008

NCIAA to Vote in own election

NCIAA members can vote and rate members for weekly ranking.

 

September 28, 2008

NCIAA lets members share digital business cards

Members can create & share a personal profile and contact information for potential clients.


February 28, 2009

NCIAA lets members add Photography

NCIAA lets members assemble a photo album from their photos within the NCIAA system.


January 27, 2010

NCIAA merges Associations

NCIAA begins to combine Association's content and resources from the NightlifeAssociation.org and NightclubAssociation.org.


January 23, 2011

NCIAA membership evolving from Association to interactive trade group

NCIAA begins to aggregate social media networks for nightlife content.


February 1-2, 2012

NCIAA attends and exhibits at Event Live Expo and Club+Venue Design Expo
NCIAA attends Event Live Expo and exhibits at the Club+Venue Design Exhibition in Los Angeles, CA


March 9-12, 2012

NCIAA attends and exhibits at KTV Disco Bar Expo
NCIAA attends and exhibits at the KTV Disco Bar Expo in Guangzhou, China


March 12-14, 2012

NCIAA attends the Nightclub & Bar Expo and the TOP 100 CLUBS Awards
NCIAA attends the Nightclub & Bar Expo in Las Vegas, NV


June 5-7, 2012
NCIAA attends the EDMbiz Conference
NCIAA attends the EDMbiz Conference in Las Vegas, NV

November 7-9, 2012

NCIAA attends the Monaco International Clubbing Show
NCIAA attends the Monaco International Clubbing Show, Awards, and DJ Festival in Monaco, France

January 1, 2013
NCIAA launches the new 2013 Nightlife Buyers Guide
NCIAA launches the new 2013 Digital Edition of the Nightlife Buyers Guide


February 5-7, 2013

NCIAA attends the Event Live Expo
NCIAA attends Event Live Expo in Los Angeles, CA


April 3-5, 2013

NCIAA attends and exhibits at KTV Disco Bar Expo
NCIAA attends and exhibits at the KTV Disco Bar Expo in Guangzhou, China


March 19-21, 2013

NCIAA attends the Nightclub & Bar Expo and the TOP 100 CLUBS Awards
NCIAA attends the Nightclub & Bar Expo in Las Vegas, NV

March 30, 2013
NCIAA launches the BETA version of the DRINK Festival in Los Angeles
NCIAA launches the DRINK festival to promote local nightlife communities

May 1, 2013
NCIAA launches the nationwide TasteCrawl
NCIAA launches the nationwide TasteCrawl to promote local nightlife communities.
 
July 1, 2013
NCIAA launches induction process of inaugural Awards and Hall of Fame ceremonies to debut in 2014
NCIAA acquires the domains, begins research & development, and launches the induction process for 2014's inaugural Awards and Hall of Fame ceremonies of the Nightlife AwardsNightlife Hall of FameNightclub AwardsNightclub Hall of FameDJ AwardsDJ Hall of FameDance Music AwardsDance Music Hall of FameEDM AwardsProducer AwardsPromoter AwardsBartender Awards, and the Drink Awards, to acknowledge the contributions of the nightlife professionals in our industry.
 
August 1, 2013
NCIAA renews agreement with Strategic Value Media for the 2014 Nightlife Buyers Guide
NCIAA updates the Nightlife Buyers Guide and Bar-Club-Buyer.com to promote suppliers to trade show attendees with 1,100 Advertisers so far

September 10, 2013
NCIAA attends and exhibits at Holiday Buying Show
NCIAA attends and exhibits at the former New York Bar Show, now known as the Holiday Buying Show and U.S. Drinks Conference in New York City, NY

November 7-9, 2013

NCIAA attends the Monaco International Clubbing Show
NCIAA attends the Monaco International Clubbing Show, Awards, and DJ Festival in Monaco, France

January 1, 2014
The Nightlife Foundation and Nightlife Institute were established to oversee all operations including the inaugural Nightlife AwardsNightlife Hall of FameNightclub AwardsNightclub Hall of FameDJ AwardsDJ Hall of FameDance Music AwardsDance Music Hall of FameEDM AwardsProducer AwardsPromoter AwardsBartender Awards, and the Drink Awards, to acknowledge the contributions of the nightlife professionals in our industry.

January 1, 2013
NCIAA launches the new 2014 Nightlife Buyers Guide
NCIAA launches the new 2014 Digital Edition of the Nightlife Buyers Guide

March 1-3, 2014

NCIAA attends and exhibits at KTV Disco Bar Expo
NCIAA attends and exhibits at the KTV Disco Bar Expo in Guangzhou, China


March 23-26, 2014

NCIAA attends and exhibits at the Nightclub & Bar Expo and the TOP 100 CLUBS Awards
NCIAA attends and exhibits at the Nightclub & Bar Expo in Las Vegas, NV
 
May 3-4, 2014
NCIAA supports L.A.'s Cinco De Mayo Festival
NCIAA assists in marketing the Cinco De Mayo Festival in Los Angeles
 
August 3, 2014
NCIAA supports the Hollywood Music Week
NCIAA assists in introducing collaboration between venues, artists, djs, promoters and event producers
 
September 4, 2014
NCIAA approached to co-produce the 1st American Nightlife Awards
NCIAA approached to co-produce the 1st American Nightlife Awards to honor those Americans who have contributed to the Nightlife Industry.
 
March 19, 2014
European Nightlife Association is formed
The European Nightlife Association is created in Paris to unify the trade unions 'UMIH' (France), 'SILB FIPE' (Italy), 'Ocio de Ibiza' (Spain), 'FECASARM' (Spain) and 'Spain Nightlife' (Spain). Mr. Maurizio Pasca as president of the European Nightlife Association and president of 'SILB FIPE', Mr. Laurent Lutse, president of 'UMIH', Mr. Carlos Caballero, president of 'Spain Nightlife', Mr. Christian Braun, president of 'Ocio de Ibiza', and Joaquim Boadas, president of 'FECASARM'.

October 7, 2014
European Nightlife Association requests to form International Nightlife Association
European Nightlife Association requests to combine resources and organizations to form the International Nightlife Association, the International Nightlife Congress and produce the International Nightlife Awards in Ibiza, Spain.
 
November 4, 2014
Nightlife Association merger with International Nightlife Association is approved to expand our programs worldwide
the Nightlife Foundation's Nightlife Association merges the content, resources and programs to establish the International Nightlife Association; to jointly carry out actions and programs that will defend the collective interests of the nightlife industry worldwide. The 2nd International Nightlife Congress will be held in Ibiza, Spain. The Inaugural Nightlife Hall of Fame Inductees and the Nightlife Awards winners will be announced, to acknowledge the contributions of the nightlife professionals in our industry.
  
January 20, 2015
International Nightlife Association hold press conference to promote their "Secure Nightlife Venue" program
TÜV Rheinland, a full-service inspection, testing and certification company, has partnered with the International Nightlife Association, a union of nightlife sectors in America, Asia, Europe and Mexico representing 80,000 businesses worldwide. The partnership will create the first-of-its-kind international security protocol called “SECURE NIGHTLIFE VENUE.” The program unifies security measures for nightlife leisure establishments around the world to improve the safety of their patrons.
  

March 5-7, 2015

Nightlife Association attends and exhibits at the Nightclub & Bar Expo and the TOP 100 CLUBS Awards
Nightlife Association attends and exhibits at the Nightclub & Bar Expo in Las Vegas, NV
 
September 2015
International Nightlife Association joins the (UNWTO) United Nations World Tourism Organization in Medellin, Columbia to represent the nightlife & club industry worldwide in 12 member countries.
 
October 5-7
2nd biennual International Nightlife Congress was held in Ibiza, Spain. The Inaugural International Nightlife Awards announced the Top 100 Clubs in the World, to acknowledge the contributions of the nightlife professionals in our industry.
 
in 2016, May 17-19, the 1st Asian Club & Bar Awards was held in Macau, China. The Inaugural Asian Club & Bar Awards announced the Top Club in Asia, to acknowledge the contributions of the nightlife professionals in our industry. Maurizio Pasca and JC Diaz, were among the judges. Reed Exhibitions and MICS produced the event.
in 2016, October 26, the 3rd International Nightlife Congress was held in Las Vegas, NV at the World Market Center.
 

TRADE NAMES

 
Establishing in 1989 as the National Club Council; 

in 1999 hereinafter named the National Club Industry Association of America also known as the Nightlife & Club Industry Association.

in 2000 we acquired and merged the content and resources of the Night Club Industry AssociationNational Club Association and Club Industry Association.

in 2003 we broadcast the first Digital Club DJ stream on Shoutcast

in 2010 we acquired the domains, content & resources of the Nightlife AssociationNightclub AssociationDJ AssociationRave AssociationFestival AssociationInternational Nightlife AssociationBartender AssociationNational Bar & Tavern AssociationRestaurant Club Association of America;

in 2011 we launched a digital resource network for nightlife industry professionals job search, party supplies, industry newswire, chart monitoring, video and DJ mixes; 

in 2012 we launched the Nightlife Buyers Guide and Bar-Club-Buyer.com to promote suppliers to trade show attendees; 

in early 2013 we launched the DRINK festivalTasteCrawl, and DJtvto promote local nightlife communities.

in mid 2013 we acquired the domains from previous organizations efforts to promote and launch the induction process for an annual Nightlife Awards and Nightlife Hall of Fame ceremonies.

in 2014 the Nightlife Foundation and Nightlife Institutewere established to oversee all operations, including the inaugural Nightlife AwardsNightlife Hall of FameNightclub AwardsNightclub Hall of FameDJ AwardsDJ Hall of FameDance Music AwardsDance Music Hall of FameEDM AwardsProducer AwardsPromoter AwardsBartender Awards, and the Drink Awards, to acknowledge the contributions of the nightlife professionals in our industry.
in 2014 the European Nightlife Association is created in Paris to unify the trade unions 'UMIH' (France), 'SILB FIPE' (Italy), 'Ocio De Ibiza' (Spain), 'FECASARM' (Spain) and 'Spain Nightlife' (Spain). Mr. Maurizio Pasca as president of the European Nightlife Association and president of 'SILB FIPE', Mr. Laurent Lutse, president of 'UMIH', Mr. Carlos Caballero, president of 'Spain Nightlife', Mr. Christian Braun, president of 'Ocio de Ibiza', and Joaquim Boadas, president of 'FECASARM'.
in 2014 the Nightlife Foundation's InternationalNightlifeAssociation.org merges the content, resources and programs to establish the International Nightlife Association; to jointly carry out actions and programs that will defend the collective interests of the nightlife industry worldwide. This will help promote our 'Nightlife Safe' and 'Nightlife Approved' seals for compliance with the international safety and security standards.
  
in 2015, the International Nightlife Association held a press conference at OHM Nightclub in Hollywood to present their "Secure Nightlife Venue" Seal together with Tuv Rheinland.
 
in 2015, the International Nightlife Association joins the (UNWTO) United Nations World Tourism Organization in Medellin, Columbia to represent the nightlife & club industry worldwide in 12 member countries.
 
in 2015, October 5-7, the 2nd biennual International Nightlife Congress was held in Ibiza, Spain. The InauguralInternational Nightlife Awards announced the Top 100 Clubs in the World, to acknowledge the contributions of the nightlife professionals in our industry.
 
in 2016, May 17-19, the 1st Asian Club & Bar Awards was held in Macau, China. The Inaugural Asian Club & Bar Awards announced the Top Club in Asia, to acknowledge the contributions of the nightlife professionals in our industry. Maurizio Pasca and JC Diaz, were among the judges. Reed Exhibitions and MICS produced the event.
 
in 2016, October 26, the 3rd International Nightlife Congress was held in Las Vegas, NV at the World Market Center.