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FMAV Wins ‘AV Production Company of the Year’ at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards

April 25th, 2017

frame-001026Audiovisual and event technology company FMAV was awarded the AV Production Company of the Year honour at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards, presented by El Mocambo. Held during Canadian Music Week, the awards celebrate the best of Canada’s live music business sector.

“It’s truly an honour to share the stage with some of the best and brightest in the Canadian music scene,” says Dave Corkum, General Manger, Halifax, FMAV who received the award from host, Paul Shaffer. “We were up against some very stiff competition and feel very proud that we were called to the stage.”

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Harry Boyce & Associates Now Representing Roland Pro AV in Western Canada

April 24th, 2017
Harry Boyce

Harry Boyce

Roland Pro AV Canada has announced the appointment of Harry Boyce, CTS – Harry Boyce & Associates – to represent Roland Pro AV in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This announcement is now in effect.

As the Roland Pro AV product lines continue to expand in this region; this appointment answers the growing need for expanded sales support, according to Roland. Harry Boyce is a 30-year veteran of the professional AV industry, has worked as a manufacturer’s representative, system designer, production engineer, and technician. Specializing in the design of integrated AV and control systems, his technical expertise will provide dealers with most any level of technical sales support that they may require.

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Plugivery Takes Over Global Distribution of All inMusic Brands Software

April 20th, 2017

Plugivery and inMusic Brands today announce a global distribution partnership. This exclusive partnership will allow pro audio resellers and music stores worldwide easier access for purchase of all inMusic Brands software and sound libraries.

Plugivery, a distributor of audio software, plug-ins, and sound libraries via electronic delivery, and inMusic Brands, a family of music technology and consumer electronics brands, have entered a global distribution partnership to make all of inMusic’s professional software and sound libraries available to a wider range of pro audio dealers and music stores around the world.

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Harman Professional Changes Canadian Distribution Structure

April 18th, 2017

Mark FinnHarman Professional Solution has announced that in an effort to make its Canadian distribution consistent with its corporate structure, which organizes sales teams to focus on specific vertical markets, it is changing its distribution structure in Canada.

SC Media, Harman’s Canadian distributor for more than 30 years, will now focus on the enterprise and rental markets. “SC Media has built a strong sales and marketing team over the years with deep relationships and understanding of Canada’s installation market as well as the live sound rental business,” the Harman says in its announcement. “By aligning SC Media’s focus with these two primary markets, they will be able to better leverage their strength and expertise to serve the Canada territory at an even higher level.”

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Yorkville Sound Announces New Marketing and Communications Manager

April 17th, 2017
From left to right, Jeff Cowling, VP Sales and Marketing; Kira Haden, Marketing and Communications Manager; Steve Hendee, Director of U.S. Sales

(L-R) Jeff Cowling, VP Sales and Marketing; Kira Haden, Marketing and Communications Manager; Steve Hendee, Director of U.S. Sales

Yorkville Sound has appointed Kira Haden as its new marketing and communications manager, effective immediately. She replaces Tim Marshall how recently moved to a new role with Erikson Audio.

Reporting to the VP of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Cowling, Haden’s responsibilities will include developing strategic digital campaigns, enhancing Yorkville’s brand internationally, and generating trade-specific marketing material while aiding in Yorkville’s overall comprehensive strategy.

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100,000 People Descend on Musikmesse & Prolight+Sound Trade Fairs

April 12th, 2017
[Photo: Jean-Luc Valentin]

[Photo: Jean-Luc Valentin]

The organizers of the Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound say around 100,000 people from 144 countries attended this year’s trade fairs in Frankfurt, Germany, while 20,000 people took in live music as part of the Musikmesse Festival in early April.

“Against the background of significant concentration in the musical instrument sector and a continuous process of development in the event-technology field, we give the course of business at the international trade-fair duo a positive rating. As the partner of the sectors, it is our responsibility to provide a future-oriented marketing platform with target-group specific formats and events. We take this very seriously and, accordingly, we will once again enter into an intensive dialogue with exhibitors and associations with a view to 2018,” said Detlef Braun, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt.

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The Parnelli Awards to Relocate to The 2018 NAMM Show 

April 12th, 2017

Parnelli winnersThe National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC), publisher of Projection Lights & Staging News (PLSN), Front of House (FOH), and Stage Directions have formed an alliance to serve the live event production community at The 2018 NAMM Show, the organization’s annual tradeshow in Anaheim, CA. As part of the agreement, TCC will bring its premier award show for the live production community, The Parnelli Awards to The NAMM Show creating a one-stop event for industry pros.

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DiGiCo Names Austin Freshwater as GM

April 6th, 2017

DiGiCo_GM_Austin_FreshwaterDiGiCo has announced the appointment of Austin Freshwater as its General Manager.

Freshwater joins the DiGiCo team from Canon, where he spent the previous 10 years working in sales, latterly becoming sales director for the U.K. and Ireland.

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RTW names Ulrike Lauterbach as Director of Sales & Marketing

April 6th, 2017

RTW_Ulrike LauterbachRTW has announced the appointment of Ulrike Lauterbach to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. In her new role, Lauterbach will oversee all domestic and international sales activities, as well as marketing communications, tradeshows, and digital media.

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Adamson Systems Engineering Completes Expansion & Update of its Canadian HQ

April 4th, 2017
Adamson's revamped HQ in Port Perry, ON

Adamson’s revamped HQ in Port Perry, ON

Adamson Systems Engineering is now officially operating out of its recently expanded, 40,000 sq. ft. Canadian headquarters in Port Perry, ON.

Driven by three years of rapid growth, the company says its new expansion will allow it to meet the increased demand of its growing sales network. While the new addition has been dedicated entirely to production and R&D, the original facility has also been revamped to shape its future of research, product development, and education.

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