Martin Strings To Be Distributed by Coast Music in Canada

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

C. F. Martin & Co. has appointed Coast Music, a division of Jam Industries, as its exclusive distributor of Martin Strings for the Canadian market beginning April 1, 2015. Martin Guitar recently unveiled their newly revamped Martin Strings line at the 2015 Winter NAMM Trade Show, which showcased designs for all eight major acoustic string product lines and “stay-fresh” packaging.

Martin Guitar has a history with Coast Music going back to 1990 and previously served as one of Martin’s distributors until 2011. “We are very excited to be part of this great company again and strongly believe in the philosophy and brand,” says Manuel Senra, vice president of Coast Music.

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Coast Music Now Distributing Avedis Zildjian

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Zildjian endorsee Chuck Comeau of Canadian band Simple Plan.

Zildjian endorsee Chuck Comeau of Canadian band Simple Plan.

Avedis Zildjian Company has appointed Coast Music as its exclusive distributor for the Canadian market. This arrangement will accelerate and support the growth of Zildjian’s cymbals, Gen16 acoustic-electric cymbals, and Zildjian branded drumsticks, accessories, and Z Gear. Coast Music – a division of JAM Industries – will oversee all aspects of Canadian distribution, as well as sales, marketing, and artist relations.

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B&J Music Re-Appointed as Canadian Takamine Distributor

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

B&J Music, a division of Jam Industries, has announced that it has been re-appointed as the Canadian distributor for Takamine.

“We at Takamine are excited and eager to celebrate our new partnership in Canada with Jam Industries and our 30 year partnership with B&J Music. We are excited to continue working together, delivering our legendary Takamine guitars to music shops and players who have always loved our instruments,” says Mark Kasulen of Takamine. “For more than three decades, Takamine has enjoyed being played by some of Canada’s finest musicians, professional and amateurs alike.  In 2015 we are able to proudly say that ‘The Legacy Continues.'”

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JAM Industries Buys KMC Music from Fender

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Jam Industries President & CEO Martin Szpiro

Jam Industries President & CEO Martin Szpiro

Jam Industries has announced the asset purchase of the wholesale distribution business, KMC Music, B&J Music, and selected trade marks from Fender Musical Instrument Corp.

For almost 50 years, KMC Music has been a staple of distribution within the musical instrument industry. During that time, they have distributed a large number of important musical brands and accessories to stores across the U.S. and Canada.

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B.C.-based Backun Musical Services Signs Exclusive Distribution in China

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Backun Musical Services Ltd., manufacturer of world-renowned clarinets and woodwind accessories has signed an agreement for the exclusive distribution of its products in China. The Burnaby, BC-based company says that the recent agreement caps a year of unprecedented growth for Backun..

Backun Musical has partnered with Sodiam Co. Ltd., based in Beijing, China. Previously the exclusive distributor of Buffet Crampon products in China, Sodiam will leverage its dealer, artist, and educator network to bring Backun clarinets and accessories to its economically diverse and growing market.

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SABIAN Takes Over Sales & Distribution in Canada

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
SABIAN VP of Sales Peter Stairs

SABIAN VP of Sales Peter Stairs

SABIAN and Coast Music, a division of Jam Industries, have announced that as of Jan. 1, 2015, sales and distribution of all Sabian cymbals and accessories in Canada will be handled exclusively by Sabian Ltd.

Peter Stairs, SABIAN VP of Sales, comments, “It is the right time in our life cycle to engage directly on all levels with our valued customers in Canada. We have had a great and productive relationship with the Coast team and will work closely with them in this transition.”

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