Drum Workshop, Inc. has inked a deal for worldwide distribution, marketing, and artist relations for KickPort International products. Drum Workshop’s chief product officer, Don Lombardi, spearheaded the agreement that will have DW taking over operations for the line, while manufacturing arrangements will remain unchanged. Also recently announced was the appointment of Mark Moralez to KickPort brand manager. Moralez is based in DW’s Oxnard, CA headquarters and also manages KAT Digital Percussion.
KickPort’s products include The KickPort Bass Drum Acoustics Maximizer, as well as theCajonPort and FX Series sound enhancement ports.
As part of the agreement, Latin Percussion (LP) will install CajonPorts on select products including the new LP Tour Cajon.
“The first KickPort product that caught my attention was the CajonPort,” says Lombardi. “It’s amazing how well it works in terms of adding just the right amount of low-end. No doubt, the KickPort has changed the way a new generation of drummers tune their bass drums. We think that it’s a perfect match for the many innovative accessories we offer.”
”DW’s vast distribution network, marketing reach and established status within the musical instrument industry will dramatically increase KickPort’s presence in the marketplace,” adds KickPort International president and general manager, Jesse Bradman. “DW is known throughout the industry as an innovator, and we couldn’t have asked for a better partner.”
For more information, go to www.dwdrums.com.