SOUND COMPANY BUSINESS NEWS

 

Audiomasters Charity Golf Tourney Set

Date: 04/27/2015

The 18th Annual AudioMasters Benefit Golf Tournament will return to the Harpeth Hills Golf Course in Nashville, TN on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, 2015. The event is the primary fund-raiser benefiting the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund and is held as a cooperative effort of the Audio Engineering Society Nashville Section and NERF, Inc.   MORE


Meyer Supports Savannah Festival

Date: 04/22/2015

Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems were recently used at all four main venues of Georgia’s Savannah Music Festival. The selection of Meyer Sound was driven by Chris Evans, the festival’s chief audio engineer, who is responsible for system specification, tuning, and supervision of the audio crew. He noted, “We had great results this year with [a Meyer MINA system]. The system has so much headroom that every engineer had more than they needed. It has made the Trustees a showcase venue.”  MORE


Kling & Freitag Launches Americas Division

Date: 04/21/2015

Germany loudspeaker system manufacturer Kling & Freitag has founded a new North American division based in Montreal—Kling & Freitag Americas Inc.—to distribute its pro audio offerings Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.  MORE


Harman Pro Debuts Global Alliance

Date: 04/20/2015

Harman Professional has created a new Global Alliance Program—a worldwide network of dealers and users. The aim is to to provide tour sound customers with access to Harman live sound products as needed around the world.  MORE


Live Sound Showcase: Marc Anthony - Touring on a Need to Know Basis

Date: 04/09/2015

Playing a handful of Northeast dates early this year—it’d be more accurate to call it a series of one-offs than a mini-tour—the artist and his production staff hit the road with audio provider VER Tour Sound (Nashville, TN) for the first time.  MORE


Brewery Hops Up Sound Control

Date: 04/09/2015

ALTON, IL—Lots of people talk about following a dream while having a beer; last year, James and Loren Rogalsky followed their dream by making beer, when they founded The Old Bakery Beer Company, a sustainable craft brewery in downtown Alton, IL.  MORE


Martin Luther “ML” Procise III, 1953-2015

Date: 04/09/2015

NEW YORK, NY—Legendary live sound pro Martin Luther “ML” Procise III died in his sleep on March 4 in Dallas at the age of 62.  MORE


Sound Summit Set For Chicago

Date: 04/08/2015

DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices will host the Sound Summit, Chicago on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The event will present an informal mixing and discussion, along with informational presentations, food and social time. It will take place at the Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Ballroom on the west side of downtown Chicago.  MORE


VUE Audiotechnik Opens VUE China

Date: 04/06/2015

VUE Audiotechnik has founded VUE Audiotechnik China. Aiming to serve mainland China, the subsidiary is located in Zhejiang in the Jiashan County. The new company will carry the entire VUE line of products and provide technical support, with project-design, commissioning services and training to be added in the near future.  MORE


Yamaha Merges Pro Audio Businesses

Date: 04/02/2015

In a bold move, Yamaha Corporation of America is consolidating its Live Sound Department, Steinberg North America and Commercial Audio Units into a newly formed Professional Audio division. Founded with the aim of creating a unified presence within the live sound, recording and sound installation markets, the new division will be led by 27-year Yamaha veteran, Alan Macpherson.  MORE


Sound Image Supports Maroon 5

Date: 03/31/2015

Maroon 5 has been on the road the last few months, carrying audio support from CA-based audio provider Sound Image. Behind the FOH desk for the band is veteran engineer Jim Ebdon (Aerosmith, Sting, Annie Lennox, Morrissey, Tears For Fears, among others) overseeing a sizable sound system that includes EAW’s new Anya PA.  MORE


Monitor Engineer Ian Newton Passes

Date: 03/13/2015

NORTH FERRIBY, UK—Journeyman monitor engineer Ian Newton died on December 19, 2014 of a heart attack at the age of 52.  MORE


Showco Founder Jack Calmes Dies At 71

Date: 03/13/2015

DALLAS, TX—Jack Calmes, who co-founded pioneering tour sound company Show-co, died of cancer on January 5 at the age of 71.  MORE


Live Sound Looks Ahead

Date: 03/11/2015

NEW YORK, NY—While the Sound Reinforcement industry never comes to a halt, the winter months traditionally provide a brief respite sandwiched between the final rush of holidayrelated work and the marathon of tours and events that kick off in the early spring and end once after the next holiday season.  MORE


Live Sound Legend M.L. Procise Passes

Date: 03/06/2015

By Clive Young. Live sound pro M.L. Procise III died in his sleep on March 5 at the age of 62. A mainstay of the touring sound industry for 40 years, Procise became an in-demand FOH engineer for the biggest acts in the world in the 1970s and 80s, before segueing into life as an executive for Showco and Clair Global.  MORE


 
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