JAM Industries Buys KMC Music from Fender

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Jam Industries President & CEO Martin Szpiro

Jam Industries President & CEO Martin Szpiro

Jam Industries has announced the asset purchase of the wholesale distribution business, KMC Music, B&J Music, and selected trade marks from Fender Musical Instrument Corp.

For almost 50 years, KMC Music has been a staple of distribution within the musical instrument industry. During that time, they have distributed a large number of important musical brands and accessories to stores across the U.S. and Canada.

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B.C.-based Backun Musical Services Signs Exclusive Distribution in China

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Backun Musical Services Ltd., manufacturer of world-renowned clarinets and woodwind accessories has signed an agreement for the exclusive distribution of its products in China. The Burnaby, BC-based company says that the recent agreement caps a year of unprecedented growth for Backun..

Backun Musical has partnered with Sodiam Co. Ltd., based in Beijing, China. Previously the exclusive distributor of Buffet Crampon products in China, Sodiam will leverage its dealer, artist, and educator network to bring Backun clarinets and accessories to its economically diverse and growing market.

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SABIAN Takes Over Sales & Distribution in Canada

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
SABIAN VP of Sales Peter Stairs

SABIAN VP of Sales Peter Stairs

SABIAN and Coast Music, a division of Jam Industries, have announced that as of Jan. 1, 2015, sales and distribution of all Sabian cymbals and accessories in Canada will be handled exclusively by Sabian Ltd.

Peter Stairs, SABIAN VP of Sales, comments, “It is the right time in our life cycle to engage directly on all levels with our valued customers in Canada. We have had a great and productive relationship with the Coast team and will work closely with them in this transition.”

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DW Drums Acquires American Percussion Brands from Fender

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Drum Workshop and Fender Musical Instruments have finalized an asset sale agreement for DW to purchase owned and licensed percussion brands including Latin Percussion, Toca Percussion, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, and KAT Percussion from Fender’s KMC subsidiary. Ovation Guitars, and exclusive U.S. distribution rights for Sabian Cymbals are also included in the transaction.

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Coast Music Now Distributing Hercules Stands

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Coast Music, a Division of JAM Industries, has been appointed exclusive distributors of Hercules Stands in Canada and this partnership officially takes effect Jan. 1, 2015.

“We feel that our partnership with Coast Music will expand the Hercules presence in the Canadian market and we are confident that this strong alliance will help in developing the brand further,” says Tommy Wilson, Product Manager for Hercules Stands at KHS America.

“Long established as the best stands in the market place, we are delighted to have this wonderful opportunity to distribute the Hercules Brand,” says Manuel Senra, Vice President of Coast Music.

For more information, contact Coast Music : www.info@coastmusic.com, www.coastmusic.com.

Coast Music Now Distributing Hohner Accordions & Harmonicas

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Coast Music VP ManuelSenra

Coast Music VP ManuelSenra

Hohner has appointed Coast Music, a division of Jam Industries, as its exclusive Canadian distributor for Hohner Accordions and Harmonicas, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

This move is designed to streamline distribution and place more emphasis on the Hohner brands in Canada to develop the line for retailers.

“We feel that this change will give us more focus to grow the Hohner brand in the Canadian market. Coast Music has been a long time partner with Hohner and we are confident that they have the strength and resources to achieve our mutual goals,” says Scott Emmerman, Director of Sales & Marketing.

We are very excited about the future and look forward to strengthening our partnership and further developing Hohner in Canada,” says Manuel Senra, Vice President of Coast Music.

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