Techni+Contact Now Distributing Beyerdynamic Consumer Products NEWS Techni+Contact Canada has been appointed as the Canadian distributor for Beyerdynamic’s consumer product line of headphones and microphones. “We are honoured to have added the consumer lineup to our existing distribution of the Beyer- dynamic pro audio and conference technology solutions. We can now offer our network of dealers the complete Beyerdynamic portfolio,” says Techni+- Contact Canada President Julie Legault. “Together, with Techni+Contact Canada’s sales expertise, wide dealer network, and commitment to providing comprehensive support and quality services across Canada, we look forward to a long and successful TECHNI+CONTACT’S JULIE LEGAULT partnership with Beyerdynamic.” For more information, contact Techni+Contact Canada: 514-695-4883, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.technicontact.com. (L-R) TOP: KATHLEEN LAMB, RENE SITA & MICHELLE STAMOULOS. BOTTOM: MARK FINN & THIERRY COMEAU-GAUTHIER OF B&J B&J Music Now Distributing ESP Guitars B&J Music is now the exclusive Canadian distributor of ESP Guitars. Founded in 1975, the ESP Guitar Company manufactures electric guitars and basses and its brands include Custom Shop, Original Series, USA Series, E-II, and LTD. “We are excited to add such a legendary brand to the B&J line card,” says Jeff Carman, Senior VP at JAM Industries. “ESP is a wonderful complement to our existing brands, including Takamine, with whom ESP partners in the U.S.” Sales management of ESP will be overseen by Mark Finn, who can be reached directly at email@example.com or 514-243-8251. For more information, contact B&J Music: 800-268-8147, FAX 800-777-3265, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bjmusic.com. EMD MUSIC’S BILL FILEK, PAUL GARDNER, JIM VERWOERD, BARBARA VANCE & ROBB GARDNER EMD Now Distributing Nady Systems in Canada & U.S. EMD Music and Nady Systems have announced a new distribution partnership for 2018 cover- ing the U.S. and Canadian markets. EMD will join the existing Nady distributor network in the U.S. with exclusivity in Canada. “Nady Systems has been a pioneer and market leader for decades and we’re very excited to add such a quality product to our distribution portfolio,” says EMD Operations Manager Andrew Swift. “This partnership with EMD will expand on our goal to offer quality, affordable wireless and pro audio gear to the Canadian market in addition to building upon our well-established U.S. market,” says Nady Director of Sales Edward Van Waes. For more information, contact EMD: 877-231-6653, email@example.com, www.emdmusic.com. Zildjian Acquires Mike Balter Mallet Co. The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced it is acquiring the Mike Balter Mallet Company, the world’s largest percussion mallet manufacturer. “We’ve long respected Mike as a first-call percussionist and drummer who founded his own business to address a void in the marketplace, and grew his company to become the leading maker of mallets worldwide,” says CEO Craigie Zildjian. “We look forward to bringing the Mike Balter brand into the Zildjian family and continuing its legacy of innovation.” The deal finds Zildjian taking over sales and marketing for the Balter brand and will also see the manufacturing of Balter mallets move from Prospect Heights, IL to the Vic Firth factory ZILDJIAN CEO CRAIGIE ZILDJIAN in Newport, ME. For more information, contact the Avedis Zildjian Company: 800-229-1623, www.zildjian.com. 12 CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE SFM Now Distributing Voodoo Lab Pedals SFM is now the Canadian distributor for Voodoo Lab ped- als and accessories. “We are thrilled to be Voodoo Lab’s new partner for Canada,” says Erik Lind, brand manager of SFM’s MI business unit. “The design and construction of their SFM’S ERIK LIND products is second- to-none, and the number of A-level performers world- wide who trust Voodoo Lab products is a testament to that. It’s a perfect fit alongside our guitar-oriented line, and we’re extremely excited for this opportunity to further build the Voodoo Lab brand in Canada.” “Without a doubt, SFM will impact the strength and reach of the Voodoo Lab brand in Canada in a very positive way, delivering an elite level of service to the retail partners and consumers they supply,” says Tony Motta, Voodoo Lab’s VP of global sales and marketing. For more information, contact SFM: 514-780-2070, FAX 514-780-2111, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sfm.ca.