The fourth annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto show will head back to Ryerson University on Saturday Oct. 14, 2017. Presented by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) and the SAE Institute, IMSTA FESTA events will be held in Chicago, New York, and Berlin, in addition to Toronto, and showcase the latest music-making and production technologies as well as educational seminars and keynotes speeches and Q&As.
As a platform to develop new business strategies, connect with industry peers, and to springboard into a successful second-half of the year and the all-important holiday sales season, the 2017 Summer NAMM Show welcomed a plethora of buyers, exhibitors, artists, industry veterans, and music professionals last week at Music City Center in Nashville from July 13-15. The annual show drew crowds of industry pros seeking to invest in their businesses and gain a competitive advantage in today’s dynamic marketplace.
Sounds Distribution has announced its new management structure following the sudden passing of company president Rohan Persaud in May 2017.
“Our review over the past four weeks allowed us to better understand our strategy, goals and business needs, and resulted in a change in how our management team is structured,” the company said in its announcement to clients and customers.
The following appointments are effective immediately:
JHS has announced that Counterpoint Musical Services is now the exclusive distributor for Odyssey Brasswind in Canada.
Designed and overseen by Master Craftsman Peter Pollard, the JHS says the Odyssey range has quickly built a great reputation for quality, tone and performance that belies the often modest price tags, with features and specification usually found on more expensive instruments.
Steve’s Music’s flagship Montreal location, one of the best known musical instrument stores in Canada, is being forced to move from its St. Antoine Street location. Later this summer it will be moving to a new address on St. Catherine Street East.
“We’re moving because we’re forced to, not because we want to,” store manager Sheldon Sazant told the Montreal Gazette newspaper.
Jean Larrivee to Receive the 2017 Industry Builder Award at the Vancouver International Guitar FestivalMonday, June 19th, 2017
The Vancouver International Guitar Festival, running from June 23-25, 2017, has announced that it will present its inaugural Luthier Industry Builder Award to Jean-Claude Larrivée on Friday June 23 at the Luthier Conference. The award is presented on the 50th Anniversary of Larrivée Guitars in honour of his significant and lasting contribution to the evolution of the guitar building industry. Special tributes from John Larrivee’s proteges include Linda Manzer, David Iannone, Grit Laskin and Sergie De Yonge.
It’s fitting that the award ceremony take place in British Columbia, the province where Jean launched his company to the international market. Larrivée manufactured guitars in B.C. from 1977-2013. Since 1967, Jean Larrivée has been building some of the finest guitars in the world. His legendary craftsmanship can be found on every instrument that bears his name. Jean’s deep passion and lifetime of experience continues to inspire and inform a new generation of talented guitars makers.