On March 17th, Canada will set out to attempt the Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists. Organized by Kevin Ker and Epidemic Music Group, and hosted at the Earl of Whitchurch in Stouffville, ON (40 minutes north of Toronto), the event will run for 16-plus days, ‘round the clock.
Fishman has launched Up To Speed, a new product sales training program for authorized Fishman dealers. Up To Speed provides the necessary information needed to effectively understand, discuss, and sell Fishman products.
Company President Larry Fishman greets participating salespeople in the training program’s introduction video: “Our goal is to create a communication directly with you, our dealers and our salespeople, that benefits you on an ongoing basis to become the most confident and trusted salespeople in the industry.”
Teye Guitars of Nashville is excited to announce that their full line of premium hand built guitars will now be represented across Canada by Grant Ivens at Say What! Music in Markham, ON.
This new alliance between Teye Guitars and Say What! Music will focus on bringing these made-in-USA” instruments to the premium Canadian guitar market.
After completing his studies in Film, Potvin began working as an advisor at Musique Richard Gendreau in Quebec City, where he rose to the position of Manager. In August 2016, Potvin joined the Roland Canada team as the Sales Representative focusing on Eastern Quebec. As of Jan. 1st, Potvin’s territory expands to include Eastern Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Throughout 2017, Freedman Electronics, the parent company of Rode Microphones, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Over the course of five decades, the company has seen its ups and downs as it transitioned from a small pro audio shop and PA installer founded by Henry and Astrid Freedman, who emigrated from Sweden, into one of Australia’s most successful manufacturers and exporters.
“[I’m] obviously incredibly proud. Half a century, having a business last that long, is pretty special as most businesses fail. But there have been so many things, the ups and downs, and there is so much luck of being in the right place at the right time,” says Peter Freedman, who took over the company from his father in 1987. “But when people say, ‘If you had one piece of advice, what would you say?’ it’s, ‘Never give up.’”
As of February 2017, B&J Music, a JAM Industries company, has been named the new Canadian distributor of Roli Blocks as well as all other Roli products, including the flagship Seaboard GRAND continuous touch keyboard-like instrument.
David McAllister, VP of B&J Music, tells Canadian Music Trade, “Roli have emerged at the forefront of where music creation is headed. With the invention of the Seaboard, Rise, and now Blocks, this is music products innovation at its purest. We are thrilled to represent this new, great company with its limitless potential. The future is bright indeed.”