Reporting to the VP of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Cowling, Crockard’s territory will include southwestern and northern Ontario. Rounding out the Ontario sales team is Chris Gauthier and Alex Donmoyer, who will collectively represent Yorkville’s brands in Ontario.
The fourth annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto show was held at Ryerson University on Saturday. Presented by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) and the SAE Institute, the free event hosted 53 music and audio technology exhibitors, plus a lineup of presentations and panels throughout the day.
Final attendance is not yet available, but organizers say that pre-registration was up over past years. For the presentations, such as the keynote by Grammy-winning mix engineer Dave Pensado and music manager/executive Herb Trawick of Pensado’s Place, the theatre and overflow room were filled to capacity. From the stage, Trawick praised the ethnic and gender diversity of those in the theatre and said it was be most beautiful audience he has had ever seen.
Artiphon, a consumer electronics company based in Nashville, announced that as of Oct. 1, 2017, Hal Leonard will distribute its INSTRUMENT 1 digital instrument to U.S. and Canadian music stores. The announcement came from Dr. Mike Butera, Founder and CEO of Artiphon, and Brad Smith, VP of MI Products with Hal Leonard.
The fourth annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto show is approaching, taking place next Saturday, Oct. 14 at Ryerson University’s Rogers Communications Building (80 Gould St.) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Presented by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) and the SAE Institute, these free IMSTA FESTA events are also held in Chicago, New York, and Berlin and showcase the latest music-making and production technologies as well as educational seminars and keynotes speeches and Q&As.
Celestion has announced the appointment of Darrell Vasquez as business development executive. In his new role, Vasquez will work together with Celestion’s valued sales and distribution partners in the U.S. and Canada to expand their offerings to new markets, as well as servicing their current clientele.
Vasquez most recently worked in direct sales and consumer relations at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in Scottsdale, AZ, which included work with their specialty brands. Prior to that, he held several roles with Best Buy Corporation, including positions in home theatre sales and installation, business account management, and the musical instrument marketplace. He has also handled merchandising throughout the Nevada and Arizona territories for Bose Corporation. A graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, Vasquez’s education and experience working with MI and pro audio markets will allow him to explore a wide range of new business opportunities for at Celestion, according to the company.
Former Head of Development at TC Electronic, Morten Lave, has joined the Danish guitar pedal company Lunastone. He will be the third ex-TC employee to become part of Lunastone, as other former TC employees Allan Strand and Jesper Dalum have already joined the newcomer from Copenhagen in the past years.