Monday, February 13th, 2017
Teye Guitars of Nashville is excited to announce that their full line of premium hand built guitars will now be represented across Canada by Grant Ivens at Say What! Music in Markham, ON.
This new alliance between Teye Guitars and Say What! Music will focus on bringing these made-in-USA” instruments to the premium Canadian guitar market.
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
(L-R) B&J’s Rene Sita, Kathleen Lamb & David McAllister
As of February 2017, B&J Music, a JAM Industries company, has been named the new Canadian distributor of Roli Blocks as well as all other Roli products, including the flagship Seaboard GRAND continuous touch keyboard-like instrument.
David McAllister, VP of B&J Music, tells Canadian Music Trade, “Roli have emerged at the forefront of where music creation is headed. With the invention of the Seaboard, Rise, and now Blocks, this is music products innovation at its purest. We are thrilled to represent this new, great company with its limitless potential. The future is bright indeed.”
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Alvarez has teamed with SFM to oversee distribution in Canada.
“We’re thrilled to be working with SFM,” says Chris Meikle, Head of Development at Alvarez and Senior Vice President of St. Louis Music. “Canada is a really important market for Alvarez and we’re very happy to be working work with one the country’s leading MI Distributors. SFM have a great track record in the distribution and brand building of acoustic guitars and will do a fantastic job with Alvarez ”
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Korg Canada, a JAM Industries company, has announced that effective today, Jan. 10, 2017, it is now Arturia’s official distributor in Canada.
Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specializes in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians. Steve Knowles, the recently-annnounced VP of Korg Canada and Erikson Music, adds “We are very excited to partner and add a premium brand such as Arturia to our lineup. Their passion along with our expertise and knowledge lines up well for success in the Canadian MI market.”
Monday, January 9th, 2017
Franco Caruso, Assistant Product Manager, Musical Instruments at SFM
SFM MI has been appointed as the exclusive North American distributor of One Control products. Founded in 2010, One Control is a Japanese manufacturer of pedal switchers, power supplies, and products that allow musicians to fine-tune their pedal board.
One Control’s primary line of guitar pedal switchers ranges from a one-channel true bypass looper to the company’s flagship 10-channel programmable switcher with MIDI capabilities, the Crocodile Tail Loop. One Control has also enjoyed a longstanding collaboration with guitar effects designer Bjorn Juhl, who designed its series of BJF Guitar and Bass effects.
“I am very excited to be working with SFM,” One Control’s President, Tomokaz “Kaz” Kawamura, said. “Our product line has grown to the point where their experience and positioning in the market will allow us to reach the next level.”
Friday, December 9th, 2016
Yorkville Sound’s Jeff Cowling
Yorkville Sound is now the exclusive Canadian distributor for the Ernie Ball strings and accessories catalog. Founded in California in 1962, Ernie Ball’s electric guitar strings artist roster boasts names like Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Slash, Metallica, and John Mayer. In addition to its string lines, the current Ernie Ball catalog also includes guitar straps, tuners, slides, and a pedal line.
“It is with great pleasure that we add Ernie Ball strings and accessories to the Yorkville family of distributed brands,” says Jeff Cowling, Yorkville Sound’s VP of sales and marketing. “Brian Ball and Nathan Stiff [of Ernie Ball] have been wonderful to work with as we lead up to our launch, and our large network of Canadian dealers should be thrilled about this valuable addition. We look forward to serving the hundreds of Ernie Ball dealers with precision and expediency.”