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Loud Technologies Appoints Loren Robinson to Mackie & Ampeg Sales Post

April 21st, 2016

MAC-Loren RobinsonLoud Technologies has announced the appointment of Loren Robinson to the position of director of sales, independent accounts (North America) for the Mackie and Ampeg brands.

Robinson comes to Loud Technologies with an extensive background in the industry, having worked for Crown Audio for 10 years, where he called on both MI and production and installation accounts, as well as stints with Community and DAS Audio. Prior to Crown, he was an independent sales representative for GLS Marketing in Southern California.

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JAM Industries Now Distributing TASCAM & TEAC

April 19th, 2016
JAM Industries President Martin Szpiro

JAM Industries President Martin Szpiro

JAM Industries companies Erikson Consumer and Erikson Audio have been named the new Canadian distributors for TEAC Consumer Audio and TASCAM Professional Audio products, respectively.

“I’m very familiar with JAM’s focus on building strong relationships with their suppliers and dealers, and also their emphasis on service and customer satisfaction,” says Jim Mack, executive VP of TASCAM and TEAC in the U.S.  “We know that our end users, retailers, and contractors in Canada will experience better service, quicker shipping, and more immediate attention to their needs.”

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Solotech Opens Nashville Office

April 19th, 2016
Solotech Nashville's Paul Owen & Lee Moro

Solotech Nashville’s Paul Owen & Lee Moro

Pursuing its expansion plan in North America, Solotech announced the opening of a new office in Nashville, TN. Led by Paul Owen, the office will develop new business opportunities in international touring and special events.

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Freeman Audio Visual Canada Wins Canadian Event Perspective Award

April 19th, 2016
(L to R) Dianne King General Manager Toronto, Brian Johnston Manager Creative Services, and Jay Lanchbury Director of Sales Toronto accept Canadian Event Perspective Award.

(L to R) Freeman Audio Visual Canada’s Dianne King, Brian Johnston & Jay Lanchbury accept the Canadian Event Perspective Award.

Freeman Audio Visual Canada has won the Canadian Event Perspective Award in the category of Best Audio Visual Design for an Event for production of the 2015 Winter Cities Shake-Up. The award was presented by the Canadian Special Events Media Group.

The inaugural Winter Cities Shake-Up, held in Edmonton in January 2015, served as a gathering of urban planners and designers, entrepreneurs and business people, artists, cultural and community organizers, and people who live in winter cities and want to take advantage of all winter has to offer. The conference featured three days of presentations from internationally-renowned experts and rising stars in winter design, winter business and winter fun.

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Cymatic Audio Appoints Audio Plus Services/Plurison as Distributor in the U.S. & Canada

April 19th, 2016
Plurison's Simon Côté

Plurison’s Simon Côté

Cymatic Audio has announced the appointment of Audio Plus Services (USA) and sister company Plurison (Canada) as the distributor of its line of multi-track recorders and players throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Audio Plus Services/Plurison is the distributor of high-end hi-fi and professional brands, such as Focal, Naim, Cambridge Audio, SPL, and many others.

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PLASA Launches ‘National Event Lifting Certificate’ Qualification

April 18th, 2016

PLASA has launchd its latest industry qualification – The National Event Lifting Certificate (NELC). PLASA says it was developed with the support of The National Rigging Advisory Group (NRAG) and industry sponsors, this new certification scheme has been created in response to demand from both employers and freelancers for a competence indicator for people who carry out lifting operations.

Employers know that LOLER Regulations require lifting equipment to be safe; most have their motors, rigging and trusses inspected on a regular basis and hold all the necessary paperwork to prove it.  LOLER also places duties on employers to ensure lifting operations are planned, supervised, and carried out safely by people who are sufficiently competent. This includes planning the lift, attaching loads, and the use of hoists and associated control equipment. If employees use lifting equipment, their employer has the responsibility to ensure they do so correctly and safely even when using another suppliers equipment.

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Online Program “My Canadian Studio” Launches

April 15th, 2016

17 WILDSHOT MyProjectStudioMontreal’s Mathieu Marano has launched a new online program at www.mycanadianstudio.com called My Canadian Studio. Produced by ÜberMedia and The Montreal Creative Front and shot a Coup Monté Studios in Montreal, this series is a spin-off the popular web TV show Mon Studio au Canada that has been going for three years. It is a weekly online show aimed at educating and advancing Canadian media professionals, touching all aspects of live production, performance, and distribution.

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TOA Canada Corp. Adds Warren Strem to West Coast Sales Team

April 14th, 2016
Warren Strem

Warren Strem

TOA Canada Corporation, manufacturer of commercial audio and intercom products, has announced the appointment of Warren Strem to its sales team as Regional Sales Manager – West Coast.

Strem will be working with Barry Taylor (Regional Sales Manager – BC, AB, SK, MB) in anticipation of Taylor’s retirement (date pending). Strem will be responsible for British Columbia and Alberta.  Taylor will also cover British Columbia and Alberta, along with Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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Sonotechnique Now Distributing Digigram Audio-Over-IP Codecs & Video-Over-IP Products

April 14th, 2016
Philippe Delacroix, President and CEO at Digigram

Philippe Delacroix, President and CEO at Digigram

Digigram, developer of audio and video solutions, has announced that it is reinforcing its distribution channels in the Americas to sustain increasing adoption of its sound cards, IP audio codecs, and IP video encoders across this area. Sonotechnique, recently appointed, will be responsible for distributing Digigram’s audio-over-IP codecs and video-over-IP products in Canada. Point Source Audio will continue to be the exclusive master distributor in North and South America for Digigram sound cards in any market, as well as PYKO audio codecs and AQILIM OTT video encoders in AV installations. Newly appointed ATA Audio will be responsible for distributing audio-over-IP codecs in the United States, with a focus on the broadcast market.

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QSC Names Derek Black as Canadian Sales Manager

April 7th, 2016
QSC Derek Black

QSC’s Derek Black

QSC has announced the appointment of Derek Black as sales manager for Canada. In this role, Black will focus on QSC’s systems and live sound business units. He will focus will be on business development, strategic accounts management, and continued efforts in building QSC’s brand in Canada.

Black brings more than 30 years of audio industry experience, with background in both technical and sales management, and more than a decade of experience in independent sales rep force management.

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