Canadian Music Trade - August/September 2017 - Page 11

Music Go Round Seeking Prospective Franchise Owners in Canada (L-R) PRIMACOUSTIC’S JAMES WRIGHT, JUAN CARLOS BOLOMEY & STEVE DICKSON Primacoustic Reorganizes In-House Sales Team for North America Primacoustic (a division of Radial Engineering) has restructured its in-house custom install and AV contractor sales team. The changes are meant to better address the growing market for acoustic materials while adding the addition- al responsibilities of two other Radial brands, Hafler and Jensen Transformers, to the team’s tasks. To better support independent sales reps, contractors, and regional distributors, Primacoustic has realigned the U.S. and Canadian market by dividing it into three territories. The east is handled by Senior Territory Manager Steve Dickson, the central territory by Juan Carlos Bolomey, and the west by James Wright. “Our realigned team can now better support the network of independent sales reps that work with our customers in each territory,” says Sales Manager Roc Bubel. For more information, contact Primacoustic: 604-942-1001, info@primacoustic.com, www.primacoustic.com. Music Go Round, an established U.S.-based retailer specializing in used musical instruments and gear, is now registered to franchise in Canada. The company, which is part of Winmark Corporation, currently has 35 franchised stores in the U.S. and a well-established e-commerce website. Winmark Corporation already franchises other popular second-hand re- tailers in Canada, such as Plato’s Closet, Once Upon A Child, Style Encore, and Play It Again Sports. The success of these other brands throughout Canada, as well as interest from consumers and prospective franchisees, is a driving factor in the decision to expand into the country, according to the company. Music Go Round is registered to franchise throughout all Canadian provinces, but will primarily be targeting Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan for expansion. In particular, the franchise has its focus set on Toronto for the brand’s initial stores due to strong consumer demand in the market and close proximity to the Winmark corporate office in Minneapolis, MN. Music Go Round’s online store, MusicGoRound.com, features more than 35,000 items from all its brick-and-mortar locations and averages 200,000 user sessions per month. It is the only national company to earn a spot on NAMM’s Top 100 Dealers list for six consecutive years. For more information, go to www.winmarkfranchises.com/music-go-round. CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE 11