Friday, April 1st, 2016
Rush’s Neil Peart, a Remo drumhead user
Remo has announced that effective today, April 1st, 2016, Coast Music (JAM Industries) will be the full line distributor of Remo products in Canada.
“We are very excited to be working closely with one of the most well-known brands in the music industry. The impact Remo had since patenting the world’s first synthetic drumheads has led to many innovations and unlimited opportunities for the use of drums and drumming in everyday life, and we are thrilled to be part of their vision for the future,” Scott A. Atkins, national sales manager for percussion brands at Coast Music, tells Canadian Music Trade.
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Drum Workshop, Inc. has inked a deal for worldwide distribution, marketing, and artist relations for KickPort International products. Drum Workshop’s chief product officer, Don Lombardi, spearheaded the agreement that will have DW taking over operations for the line, while manufacturing arrangements will remain unchanged. Also recently announced was the appointment of Mark Moralez to KickPort brand manager. Moralez is based in DW’s Oxnard, CA headquarters and also manages KAT Digital Percussion.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Erikson Audio Product Manager Mark Wellein
Erikson Audio is now the Canadian distribution for Reloop. Reloop manufacturers a wide array of DJ products, including DJ turntables, mixers, controllers, interfaces, and more.
“We are pleased and excited to be taking on Reloop distribution here in the Canadian market and look forward to being a part of this great brand’s continued growth,” comments Erikson Audio Product Manager Mark Wellein.
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Loog Guitars Inventor Rafael Atijas
Hal Leonard Corporation and Loog Guitars have announced a strategic partnership covering distribution in Canada and the U.S. for Loog’s line of three-string children’s guitars, as well as licensing rights for Loog’s new instructional book and app.
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
(L-R) Omnimedia Pres. David Joseph, ROLI’s Gregg Stein & Omnimedia’s Jim Patmore
Omnimedia has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor for ROLI products, which includes the Seaboard GRAND and Seaboard RISE.
“Given the economic uncertainly Canadians and Canadian business are currently experiencing, is easy to get into the mindset that there is little to get excited about. Well that appears to not be the case. Omnimedia is very proud to be named the exclusive Canadian distributor for ROLI and introduce the ROLI Seaboard it to the Canadian market place and to music lovers all across Canada,” Jim Patmore, regional sales manager for Omnimedia, tells CMT. “The ROLI Seaboard is truly a new musical instrument built with the best technology our modern times has to offer and we at Omnimedia look forward to working closely with ROLI, a truly visionary company to expand the benefits of music to all Canadians.”
Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Auratone’s Alexander Jacobsen (left) & ADI’s Richard Lasnier
Audio Distributors International (ADI) has announced its appointment as exclusive Canadian distributor for the Auratone brand of studio monitor speakers.
Founded in 1958 in Thousand Oaks, CA, and family owned for over 50 years, Auratone disappeared when it’s founder and president Jack Wilson passed away a few years ago. The Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube was used in many major recording studios worldwide and by many top producers and engineers, such as Quincy Jones and Bruce Swedien, for “real world” mixing. The company has now been revived by Wilson’s grandson, Alexander Jacobsen, who has relocated the company to Nashville, TN. All products are still made in the U.S.