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.
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.
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.
Blaze Music has announced that it is now the exclusive Canadian distributor for John Pearse Strings and Accessories, Clayton Picks and Accessories, and B-Band Acoustic Systems.
“Our dedicated Sales Team look forward to making it easier for Canadian Retailers to get these amazing products for their retail outlets,” says Rod Bader, president of Blaze Music. “All products are stocked in Calgary and offer speedy shipping in Canada. We worked very hard with the manufacturers to get aggressive pricing, which allows for great profits for the dealer. We know these products can increase the profits to your bottom line.”
Music Man and Sterling by Music Man have appointed Coast Music, a division of Jam Industries, as their exclusive distributor for the Canadian market. This change is now in effect.
“We feel that this change will provide us the strength to grow the Music Man brand for the retailers in the Canadian market,” says Nathan Stiff, International Sales Manager for Music Man.
MI market audio equipment distributor ABACA Audio Distribution has announced an agreement to exclusively distribute/represent European audio equipment developer Prodipe in North America as of Nov. 3, 2014.
Prodipe offers a wide range of audio equipment — including headphones, microphones, speakers, and various accessories — designed in Europe and manufactured in Asia. “Prodipe is, first and foremost, a human adventure — albeit one made possible by professionals intent on making their mark with high-quality products with a stylish French touch that are accessible to all musicians and producers,” says Prodipe President Jean-Luc Masson, before adding, “Prodipe is the bright choice. The partnership with ABABCA Audio Distribution for the North American market is a new step in the development of the Prodipe philosophy… and the beginning of a new adventure.”