Canadian Music Trade - December/ January 2018 - Page 14

ZOOM’S DAVID VIA David Via to Lead Marketing for Zoom North America Zoom North America has announced the appointment of David Via as VP of marketing. Via will be responsible for the development and execution of Zoom’s marketing strategies and brand engagement. He joins Zoom after 12 years at D’Addario & Company, where he served as VP of business develop- ment and VP of global sales. Prior to that, he also held positions at Yamaha Corporation of America, SKB Cases, and Sabian Ltd. For more information, contact Zoom North America: 631-542-5270, FAX 631-542-5299,, ACT Lighting Acquires RapcoHorizon ACT Lighting has completed its acquisition of RHC Holdings Corp. (Rapco Horizon). Headquartered in Jackson, MO and with core facilities in Massa- chusetts, Canada, and Mexico, RapcoHorizon manufactures audio, data, and interface products, interconnect assemblies, and specialty industrial wire. Its brand portfolio includes ProCo, RAT, RoadHog, and StageMASTER. For more information, contact ACT Lighting: 416-907-6770,, MDA’s Pre-NAMM Show & Tell Day Returns to Anaheim The Music Distributors Association will hold its annual pre-NAMM Show event, Show & Tell Day, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Hilton Anaheim. MDA’s Show & Tell Day is a one-day, private table-top show of supplier member companies displaying exclusively for MDA distributor-buyer mem- bers. It’s an opportunity to network and do business one-on-one in a friendly, focused environment. There are also opportunities for social interaction throughout the day and during the business-casual closing reception. For more information, contact the MDA: 972-233-9107 ext. 204, office@, 14 CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE DPA’S NIKOLAJ FORSBERG DPA Names Nikolaj Forsberg as EVP of Sales DPA Microphones has announced the appointment of Nikolaj Forsberg to the post of executive VP of sales. Forsberg is based at DPA’s headquarters in Denmark, where he will be responsible for overseeing global sales activity and helping to develop new prospects for DPA’s product portfolio. “We have an excellent relationship with GerrAudio, who are our official distributors in Canada and already offer qualified local service support to our Canadian customers,” Forsberg tells Canadian Music Trade. “I am looking forward to working with them to promote the DPA brand and further grow our market share in the region.” For more information, go to Mel Bay Celebrates 70 Years Mel Bay Publications has been celebrating its 70 th anniversary throughout 2017. Headquar- tered in Fenton, MO, the compa- ny has been selling print music, educational materials, and a wide array of other musical products for seven decades. The company’s roots go back to the 1940s when, follow- ing WWII, Mel Bay developed his own method of guitar playing meant to create a bigger sound for orchestras and big bands. He put it into writing, called it Mel Bay’s Orchestral Chord System for Guitar, and took it to the major publishers, who all turned him down. Bay self-published his WILLIAM BAY method book and when the guitar’s popularity took off in the 1950s thanks to Elvis Presley and the birth of rock and roll, Mel Bay Publications was born '][وY[ZHH\H[[[[H[YHو\]܋H]HY[[H\[\[H NMH[Hۛ\YܚY ]\ܘ]YZ[ۛ]H\H[\H[]X[H[HܛYH[\B\X8'H\[Hۙ\[X[H^H[[YX[]\XYK8'B]HY\\[ۜZHX[H\[Y\[\[\N]\H]HY\Y ]\]H^[܈YXHY[]^\™^Y]H[XZHHX[ۈ\[ܙHYܙXK[\[]™\]Z\Y[[XK[[^HXX\وH\YH[[^\]\X\X\Y^K]\\Z[HH[\]\H^B[[H]HHH[^XK[Y][ۋH[^\]HH[B\[[Hو]][\XYH[X\H[\H[^\[܈]^XH]YXK'B܈[ܙH[ܛX][ۋ۝XY[^HXX][ۜΈ N MLK[XZ[Y[^KK˛Y[^KK