From left: Hal Leonard's Brad Smith and Larry Morton, Tycoon Percussion's Ivy Yu, Hal Leonard's David Cywinski, and Tycoon Percussion's David Kelley
JUNE 14 I HAL LEONARD I DISTRIBUTION
Hal Leonard Takes
On June 1, Hal Leonard became the U.S. distributor of Tycoon Percussion. Hal will initially distribute more than 30 of Tycoon's best-selling products. Hal Leonard has also been ramping up its publishing of instructional books and DVDs for hand percussion players, educators and drum circle facilitators.
"The Tycoon line fits naturally with our other offerings for music retailers," said David Jahnke, vice president of national sales for Hal Leonard. "Their products provide both high quality and remarkable value, thanks to their in-house manufacturing and factory-direct pricing."
"We're happy to be working with such an established company such as Hal Leonard," said Ivy Yu, general manager of Tycoon. "They are well-suited to expand our reach into music stores. We know that people really enjoy playing our instruments for their sound and their affordability, so the more folks we can expose them to, the better. We're looking forward to partnering with Hal Leonard to grow the market and make more music makers."