Cordoba Music Group (CMG) has announced that Rick Gagliano has been named director of brand management. With over 25 years in musical instrument retail, product development, and management, Gagliano will oversee the entire product life cycle for CMG’s growing portfolio, which includes Cordoba, Guild, DeArmond, and HumiCase.
Gravity is the new Adam Hall Group brand for stands that comprises products for all stage and studio needs. Designed and engineered in Germany, this new brand was launched in 2015 after more than two years of research and development. They feature powder-coated metal with double-injection-molded ABS plastic, die-cast zinc components, and soft touch rubber-coated clamps and knobs. The brand specific multi-colored “G-Rings” are designed to add style, as well as convenience.
Former director of finance at TC Electronic, Jesper Dalum, has teamed up with the Danish guitar pedal brand LunaStone. Jesper Dalum will head the finance operations and has also invested in the company as part of a long-term commitment.
Last year, former TC VP of Marketing, Allan Strand, became CEO of LunaStone pedals, and he says is excited to reunite with a former colleague.
The main event is this Saturday, March 4th, with A Night Out For Music Heals. Over 80 bars, clubs and pubs in 30 cities across Canada are donating $1 per cover charge (or making a flat donation of $1 per patron, for those that don’t charge cover) to Music Heals for one night. You can support music therapy programs in your province simply by going out on Saturday March 4th. Check the full list of participating establishments at www.musicheals.ca/nightout.
At the 2017 NAMM Show, Mingo Music Sales of Truro, NS was honoured with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music products industry. Presented annually by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, the Milestone Award recognizes music businesses that have flourished through changing business environments to reach a noteworthy anniversary.
“It’s a huge honour to be recognized by the largest international organization of our peers,” says David Mingo, current owner of Mingo Music.