Canadian Music Trade - April/May 2017 - Page 14

NEWS Mother Mother, Honeymoon Suite & More to Play CosmoFEST 2017 Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, ON has announced that popular Canadian alt-rock band Mother Mother, ‘80s hit makers Honeymoon Suite, country starlet Meghan Patrick, indie rockers The Beaches, singer-songwriter Jacob Moon, and more will be taking the Cos- moFEST 2017 main stage for free concerts on June 3 rd . CosmoFEST is the store’s annual gear exhibition and celebration of live music. These artists will join guitarists Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) and Nili Brosh (The Iron Maidens, Tony MacAlpine), drummers Chris Coleman (Prince, Chaka Khan) and Dennis Chambers (Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic), and bassist Alain Caron (UZEB), who will present clinics and host meet and greets during the event. CosmoFEST will also feature an expo tent, which last year hosted over 200 product experts representing more than 120 brands. A full schedule of events and times will be available in the coming weeks, including main stage times, artist meet and greets, grand prizes and giveaways, sale details, Kidz Zone programming, food truck and beer garden details, and attractions. For more information, go to www.cosmofest.ca. Contact Distribution Names Western & Eastern Regional Sales Managers Contact Distribution has announced the reappointment of Harry Boyce as its west- ern regional sales manager for the four western provinces, as well as the appoint- ment of Marc Bureau as eastern regional sales manager. Bureau’s territory encom- passes Quebec and the Maritimes, as well Harry Boyce as eastern Ontario and the Ottawa region. “It’s great to have Harry back onboard our team and rejoining our family that all know him so well,” says Contact Director Bill Coons. “His depth of knowledge of all things audio is rare to find, as is his appre- ciation for every aspect of the professional audio industry relative to our customers’ business models and how to best service them. ” Bureau’s past 11 years have been with Solotech Montreal as its senior integration consultant, involved in major projects Marc Bureau around the world. Coons adds about Bureau’s appointment: “We’ve worked with Marc constantly [over the years with] many of our manufacturers’ products. He’s already got great momentum as he knows what solutions our brands offer, the quality that they represent, and the various application groups that they are applicable to.” Boyce can be reached at harry@contactdistribution.com or at 778-953-3494. Bureau can be reached at marc@contactdsitribution. com or at 514-943-7809. For more information, reach Contact Distribution: 416-287-1144, FAX 416-287-1204, bill@contactdistribution.com, www.contactdistribution.com. MDG Now Distributing Gravity Stands in North America Musical Distributors Group (MDG) has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Gravity Stands, the new Adam Hall Group brand for stands that comprises products for various stage and studio needs. Designed and engineered in Germany, the brand was launched in 2015. Rob Olsen is MDG’s regional sales manager for Canada and the U.S. and is in charge of Gravity Stands. He can be reached at rob.olsen@ musicaldistributors.com. For more information, go to www.musicaldistributors.com. Registration Opens for Summer NAMM 2017 Summer NAMM will once again return to the Music City Center in Nashville, TN from July 13-15, 2017. Badge registration is now open for active NAMM members to get their free badges. Timed to coincide with MI dealers’ back-to-school and holiday buying decisions, Summer NAMM brings together MI and pro audio dealers, manufacturers, buyers, distributors, and more in a more intimate and leisurely atmosphere than that found at the NAMM Show in Anaheim each January. It also hosts the Top 100 Dealer Awards. Representatives from organizations that do not qualify for membership may apply for a badge to attend 2017 Summer NAMM. Applications are available for pro audio professionals and buyers representing non-member companies, venues, and houses of wor- ship, as well as music educators and music majors. For more information, contact NAMM: 760-438-8001, www.namm.org. 14 CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE