Canadian Music Trade - February / March - Page 10

NEWS Musikmesse & Prolight + Sound to Combine Audio, DJ & Recording Segments Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound organizers have announced that for 2018, the audio, DJ, and recording segment is being given a new and central presentation platform. Prolight + Sound will run from April 10-13 while Musikmesse is being staged from April 11-14, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. The new central area for the audio, DJ, and recording segment means exhibitors who used to be spread over several halls at the two fairs will make their presentations together in Hall 4.1. This makes for shorter walking distances for visitors and optimum target-group reachability for exhibitors. Hall 4.1 will be a component of both Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound and integrated into the visitor marketing and information services of both events. The focus of the hall will be on products of interest to both professional users from the event and media technology segment and musicians, music pro- ducers, and musical instrument retailers. The products include microphones, effects and signal processors, cables, mixing desks, control units, monitoring tools, production tools, and recording hardware and software. For more information, go to Radial Sold to Ultimate Support CEO as Peter Janis Retires Levy’s Leathers Sold to Gator Cases LEVY’S LEATHERS 2017 STAFF PHOTO Case and accessory manufacturer Gator Cases has acquired Levy’s Leathers Ltd., the Canadian manufacturer of guitar straps, cases, and accessories. Operations for both companies will continue at their current facilities. Levy’s manufacturing will remain in Canada, and Gator’s rotomolded plastics and custom flight case divisions will continue in Indiana. Both parties s