B&J Music has announced its appointment as the exclusive Canadian distributor of ESP Guitars, effective Dec. 4, 2017. Founded in 1975, the ESP Guitar Company is a leading global manufacturer of electric guitars and basses for musicians around the world. ESP brands include Custom Shop, Original Series, USA Series, E-II, and LTD.
EMD Music Inc. and Nady Systems Inc. have announced a new distribution partnership for 2018 covering the U.S. and Canadian markets. EMD will join the existing Nady distributor network in the States with exclusivity in Canada.
EMD Operations Manager Andrew Swift comments, “ Nady Systems has been a pioneer and market leader for decades and we’re very excited to add such a quality product to our distribution portfolio.”
With The NAMM Show set to get even bigger in 2018, taking over the newly-expanded Anaheim Convention Center from Jan. 25-28, show organizers are taking additions measures to control the volume level in the exhibition halls. They say there are five keys ways this will be achieved.
With a full schedule for the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio now online at both the AES and NAMM websites, participants will be able to review the varied educational program and select technical and training sessions they would like to attend. The four-day international symposium from the Audio Engineering Society, which will be held at the 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, is targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording, and performance audio communities. The program comprises a series of training academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound mixing consoles, wireless systems, in-ear monitoring, and recording studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system measurement and optimization, plus a selection of technical papers in related fields. Classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Center, adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space. The entire schedule of nearly 300 sessions can be accessed here: www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/events/education/aes.
Keeley Electronics, the U.S. maker of guitar and bass effects pedals, has appointed Montreal’s SFM as its new exclusive Canadian distributor.
Since 2001, Robert Keeley has designed and manufactured his popular line guitar and bass effects pedals. One of the true original American boutique pedal brands, Keeley’s legendary pedals are made in Edmond, OK and are used by discerning players around the world.
Through partnerships with the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange (A3E), and the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA), The NAMM Show 2018 will be offering a significantly enhanced professional audio and production technologies education program from Jan. 25-28. As well, the newly expanded Anaheim Convention Center will offer a much larger selection of pro audio brands on the exhibition floor.