Peavey Electronics, which until now distributed directly into Canada, has announced the appointment of B&J Music as its new distributor for the Canadian market. B&J Music, a division of JAM, will be the new Canadian distributor for the Peavey, Composite Acoustics, Trace Elliot, and Budda lines. The agreement was confirmed recently after discussions amongst JAM President Martin Szpiro, VP Jeff Carman, B&J VP David McAllister, and Peavey COO Courtland Gray, GM of North American Sales Fred Poole, and Hartley Peavey, Peavey Electronics’ founder.
Guitar Repair Shack has announced its appointment as a distributor of Fender parts and tubes for amplifiers, guitars, and basses in Canada. Inventory is available and shipping now.
Guitar Repair Shack was founded in May 2011 in Calgary, AB. Since then, the company has been developing various aspects of its business including parts and services. Both business partners, James Fry and Dougie McLellan, have been in various aspects of the industry for two decades.
Founded in 1977 in Skanderborg, Denmark, Dynaudio has a long history of producing professional monitors used by some of the top studios and engineers.
Hal Leonard is now the distributor of select Grundorf Corporation products the United States and Canada. The joint announcement was made by Frank Grund, president of Grundorf Corporation, and Brad Smith, senior sales and marketing manager for Hal Leonard.
Grundorf cases are built for a wide array of applications and are widely used by houses of worship, educational facilities, corporate A/V, lighting, musicians, rental, DJ and pro audio production companies.
Erikson Audio has announced its appointment as the exclusive distributor of Hercules in Canada.
Hercules manufacturers a wide range of DJ and audio products, including speakers, wireless audio products, headphones, DJ controllers, soundcards, and more.
Santa Rosa, CA-based pickup and accessory manufacturer EMG has established an in-house team to handle sales, service, and marketing to the Canadian retail and luthier market and is moving all Canadian distribution to its main facility.
“When our long-time distributor decided to close up shop, we saw opportunity to handle sales, service, and marketing directly with retailers and builders in Canada,” says EMG National Sales Manager Scott Wunschel.
EMG also has a complete video production facility that produces artist performance videos, product demos, commercials, and promotional video. Adds Wunschel, “Having the ability to create usable video content that can aid dealers in the marketing and selling of EMG products is something we have been invested in since 2008.”