Rycote Announces ADI as New Canadian Distributor

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
ADI Pres. Richard Lasnier

ADI Pres. Richard Lasnier

Rycote, the U.K.-based manufacturer of microphone windshields and suspension systems, has announced the appointment of Audio Distributors International (ADI) as its new Canadian distributor.

Speaking of the new appointment, Rycote Managing Director Simon Davies says, “we are thrilled to work with ADI and we look forward to a long and successful partnership in this important and exciting market. This appointment reflects our long term growth ambitions, and having an established Canadian distributor to serve our Canadian dealers will be to the benefit of all. ADI are very well known in the retail audio, video and music sectors in Canada, and have a real passion and dedication for customer service.”

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Hal Leonard to Distribute ZT Lunchbox Amps

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Brad Smith, Sr. Sales & Marketing Manager at Hal Leonard

Brad Smith, Sr. Sales & Marketing Manager at Hal Leonard

Hal Leonard has announced that it is now distributing ZT Amplifiers in the United States and Canada.

First introduced in 2009, ZT’s focused line focuses ultra-compact combo amps designed to allow musicians to actually gig with an amp that weighs less than 10 pounds. Hal Leonard will distribute all versions of the “Lunchbox Amps,” including the Acoustic and Junior, as well as custom-designed padded carrying bags, and accessories specific to the Junior amp: a battery pack, a car power adapter cable, and a pedal cable kit to power effects straight from the ZT Junior amp.

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SFM Now Distributing Quilter Labs Amps

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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SFM’s Anthony Evans

SFM MI is now the exclusive distributor of Quilter Labs solid state guitar amplification products for Canada.

“We are honoured and privileged to work with one of the best distributors in the world today,” says Christopher Parks, Quilter CEO. “We look forward to working closely with SFM to expand our presence in the Canadian market.”

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St. Louis Music Acquires Compass Ligatures

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
SLM CEO Mark Ragin

SLM CEO Mark Ragin

St. Louis Music (SLM) has purchased Compass Ligatures, a ligature system that can be applied across all types of saxophones and clarinets.  Previously brought to market by Claude Lakey, SLM will now be the exclusive owner and distributor of Compass Ligatures worldwide.

Mark Ragin, CEO of SLM, says, “The Compass Ligature is a great example of innovative and unique products that enhance consumer experience, which is exactly the product we are looking to work with. We had a great relationship with the previous sellers and also with the inventor and saw a great opportunity to grow our accessories when we heard he was looking for a partner.”

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Zoom North America Appoints Intellimix as Canadian Sales Partner

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Intellimix’s Kurtis Castello (left) & Andrew Sudlow

Intellimix’s Kurtis Castello (left) & Andrew Sudlow

Japan-based Zoom Corporation has appointed its affiliate Zoom North America as its distributor in Canada, starting with the ARQ Aero RhythmTrak and H4n Pro Handy Recorder products. Accordingly, Zoom North America has appointed Intellimix Corp. as its partner for fulfillment and service in the Canadian marketplace.

Omnimedia, which has represented Zoom in Canada for many years, will continue to operate as the sole distributor of Zoom legacy product (product introduced prior to the 2016 NAMM Show) until July 31, 2016. Intellimix has told Professional Sound that as of June 1st it will be selling the new products off the assembly line and as of August 2016, it will take over fulfillment of orders for all of Zoom products for Canada.

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SFM Now Distributing Wylde Audio Guitars

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

SFM is now the exclusive Canadian distributor of Wylde Audio, the new company created by legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde.

wylde-dist516The Canadian partnership is part of a worldwide distribution arrangement between Schecter Guitar Research and Wylde Audio, whereby Wylde Audio guitars will be distributed via Schecter’s international distributor network in over 70 countries.

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