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.
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.”
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.
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.