Remo Taps Hal Leonard for U.S. Distribution

by Christian Wissmuller • in
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• Created: January 2, 2019

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Remo announced that as of January 1, 2019, Hal Leonard will serve as a principal distribution and marketing partner for Remo in the United States, with shipments to dealers starting on February 1. The announcement came from Bob Yerby, VP of Global Sales & Marketing for Remo Inc., and Brad Smith, VP of MI Products at Hal Leonard.

For over 60 years, Remo has been the industry leader since founder Remo Belli pioneered synthetic Mylar drumheads in 1957. Headquartered in Valencia, California, Remo is the world’s largest drumhead company and features one of the most impressive lineup of endorsement artists. Featured drummers include Travis Barker, Ronnie Vannucci, Taylor Hawkins, Chad Smith, and many more.

Known as the world’s largest publisher of music education materials, songbooks, and sheet music, Hal Leonard is now also a leading distributor of musical instruments with a diverse lineup of products. Hal Leonard is adding Remo to a premier line of complimentary drum products including Gretsch drums, Gibraltar hardware, Vater drumsticks, Paiste cymbals, and other drum products from CB Drums, Percussion Plus, KAT Electronics and Tycoon.

Yerby says, “Hal Leonard is known for service and education, making them a great fit with Remo’s mission. We look forward to working together to make more players and more sales for the retailer markets everywhere.”

Smith added, “We are thrilled and honored to offer our dealers the great-selling and artist-approved Remo products. As a distributor, our role is to serve and support the dealers. Adding Remo to our drum catalog is going to make it easier for accounts to quickly get their Remo orders shipped along with our other complimentary lines. This will save them time and money. We look forward to growing the existing business and reaching new markets with our dealers.”

Retailers interested in stocking Remo drumheads and accessories can call the Hal Leonard E-Z Order Line at 1-800-554-0626.

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