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Ontario Investing $1.5 Million in Live Theatre Across the Province

July 23rd, 2015

SouPepperThe Government of Ontario has announced that it is supporting live theatre in communities across the province to build interest in arts and culture, create jobs, and strengthen local economies.

Soulpepper Theatre Company will receive $1.5 million over four years to create a permanent touring repertory theatre. The touring theatre will create approximately 100 new jobs for theatre professionals, grow local theatre audiences, and boost tourism revenue and economic activity related to live theatre, according to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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Montreal Makes Most Of AES 59th Conference

July 19th, 2015

01 AES aRunning from July 15-17, 2015, the recent AES 59th conference on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology took place at Montreal’s McGill University and several other venues around the city.

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SMPTE 2015 Registration Now Open With Early Bird Pricing

July 17th, 2015

SMPTEThe Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has opened registration for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), with early bird rates available through Aug. 15, 2015. The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, CA is billed as a premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. The signature SMPTE event will be preceded on Oct. 26 by the daylong SMPTE 2015 Symposium, which will focus on virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).

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d&b audiotechnik Names Hans-Peter Nüdling as Chief Sales Officer

July 8th, 2015

Hans Peter Nudlingd&b audiotechnik has announced that it is appointing Hans-Peter Nüdling as chief sales officer. He will assume his new role on July 20, 2015 and will be responsible for global sales and services. He brings over 25 years of sales, business development, electronics and technology experience to the company.

As a member of the managing board, Nüdling will be responsible for global sales and global services including education, application support, and services. He has direct and channel sales, and business development expertise, and will help to establish best-practice processes to further expand the business. In addition, Nüdling has worked in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, which means he has an in-depth understanding of the international markets in which d&b does business, according to the company.

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Steve Torok Re-joins Sounds Distribution as an Account Manager in Ontario

July 6th, 2015

Steve TorokSounds Distribution has announced that Steve Torok has re-joined its sales force as one of its account managers in Ontario.

Torok brings over 18 years of experience and has been involved in promoting many brands. He will be working with all of Sounds Distribution’s product lines to service dealers in the Ontario region. “I’m very excited to be back with such a great team and I look forward to working with all my dealers again,” comments Torok.

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PLASA Announces First Professional Development Program Seminars for 2015

July 6th, 2015

PLASA seminarThe PLASA Professional Development Programme will once again bring global experts together to share their insight and experience at the 2015 PLASA Show, which takes place at London’s ExCel from Oct. 4-6, 2015. The first tranche of seminar sessions has just been announced, featuring a wide range of subjects.

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Hal Leonard Now Distributing MXL Microphones

July 2nd, 2015
L-R: Hal Leonard's Joe Howard, Brandon Mathieus, Maribeth Barrons, Scott Brooks & Peter Carlson

L-R: Hal Leonard’s Joe Howard, Brandon Mathieus, Maribeth Barrons, Scott Brooks & Peter Carlson

Hal Leonard Corporation has announced an exclusive distribution deal with MXL Microphones. Effective immediately, the product line will be available through Hal Leonard in the U.S. and Canada.

Headquartered in El Segundo, CA, MXL is a manufacturer of professional audio products for the music recording, broadcast, post production, and live sound markets.

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More Program Details Announced for AES 59th International Conference in Montreal

July 2nd, 2015

ADD4 MTLThe AES 59th International Conference on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology, is fast approaching. Program details have been announced for the event, taking place July 15-17, 2015, at McGill University in Montreal. This is the first AES International Conference in over 25 years dedicated to large scale sound reinforcement, public address, and live sound.

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Roland Canada Now Distributing Hosa Technology

July 2nd, 2015
Roland Canada CEO Paul McCabe

Roland Canada CEO Paul McCabe

Roland Canada has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor for Hosa Technology products, which include the Hosa, Caig, Goby Labs, Mogan Microphones, and Zaolla Silverline brands. Effective July 1, 2015, Hosa Technology products will be available for order through Roland Canada.

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SFM Now Distributing Stewart Audio in Canada

June 30th, 2015

SFM has been appointed the new exclusive Canadian distributor for Stewart Audio products.

For more than 30 years, Stewart Audio has been manufacturing commercial audio amplifiers for a wide range of applications. Today’s product catalog incorporates traditional, lightweight, and compact commercial amplifiers as well as Dante-enabled products and those that incorporate a suite of DSP functions..

SFM says Stewart Audio’s products offer seamless interoperability with another brand in its portfolio, Symetrix. The SymNet Composer software allows for complete configuration of select Dante-enabled Stewart Audio products.

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