Sabian Launches New Education Network for Drum Teachers

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Joe Bergamini

Joe Bergamini

In an effort to build a community that will provide important tools for drum educators, cymbal maker Sabian has just announced the launch of the Sabian Education Network (SEN). Headed up by renowned educator Joe Bergamini, SEN is meant to provide an inclusive forum for drum educators worldwide to exchange ideas and share skills.

SEN is open to all educators − from the private home studio teacher with a few students to a music school or educational institution. Sabian says educators who join SEN will get access to the SEN website, which hosts the SEN forum, resource library, and online events. SEN will also host live events throughout the world, featuring a panel of educators and drummers that will engage local teachers in an open exchange of ideas surrounding educational issues.


Avian Guitars Canada Now Open

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Avian Guitars Canada's Steve Regenye with a Avian Skylark acoustic guitar.

Avian Guitars Canada’s Steve Regenye with a Avian Skylark acoustic guitar.

Avian Guitars has announced that its complete lineup of acoustic and electric guitars is now available in Canada through the new Avian Guitars Canada branch based in Oakville, ON.

Steve Regenye, VP of sales and marketing at Avian Guitars Canada, says: “Our guitars offer a combination of innovative design, high quality, and affordability. We give customers the ability to choose from many options, allowing them to design a guitar that is unique and meets their specific needs. We feel that Canadians will appreciate and support the ability to buy a custom configured guitar at mass produced price points.”


Music Group Acquires TC Group

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Uli BehringerMusic Group has announced its acquisition of TC Group, one of the largest group of companies in the professional audio industry. Headquartered in Denmark, and with offices around the world, TC Group owns and manages brands such as Tannoy, Lab Gruppen, Lake, TC Electronics, TC Helicon, and TC Applied Technologies.

According to the company, the addition of Tannoy, Lab Gruppen, and Lake allows Music Group to round out its professional install and touring sound offerings alongside Midas, Klark Teknik, and Turbosound, while TC Electronics and TC Helicon complement Music Group’s Bugera guitar tube amplifier brand and Behringer prosumer division. The TC Applied Technologies company is invested in semiconductor designs, networking, and interface technology.


Michael Kelly Guitars Brand Sold to Original Company Founder

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

MK-1960s-SeriesThe original founder of Michael Kelly Guitars has acquired the brand from Hanser Music Group. The Florida-based group that is taking over Michael Kelly Guitars is led by the company’s original founder, Tracy Hoeft. Hanser Music Group purchased Michael Kelly in 2004 and has grown the brand as one of its many exclusive brands.

Michael Kelly Guitars was founded in 1999 with a focus on creating instruments that were unique in appearance and sonic performance. The brand quickly became known for its visually unique instruments and gained a strong market share in specialty areas including f-style mandolins and acoustic basses. Under the Hanser Music Group management, the selection increased.


New Canadian Sales & Service Team Announced for B&J Music

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

(L-R) B&J Music’s Rene Sita, David McAllister & Frank Di Fruscia

Following its purchase of B&J Music in February, Jam Industries has announced a new sales and service team for B&J. Headed by industry veteran David McAllister as vice president of B&J Music and operating from the facility in Baie D’Urfe, QC, the new team will take over on April 1, 2015.


KMC Appoints David McAllister as VP of B&J Music

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

David McAllister

Jam Industries recently acquired the trade names and assets of KMC Music, and B&J Music.  B&J Music, a subsidiary of KMC will report to Mark Terry of KMC and Jeff Carman of Jam Industries. The newly appointed Vice President to operate B&J Music is David McAllister.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of David McAllister to the position of vice president of B&J Music,” says Mark Terry, CEO of KMC Music. “David is a highly accomplished and respected music industry executive and will be able to bring his extensive musical instrument industry experience and expertise to help B&J meet and exceed its business goals.”