From left: Randy Foat, David Cywinski, Quincy Yu, Doug Lady, Stephen Yu, Ivy Yu, Larry Morton
FEB. 4 | HAL LEONARD | DISTRIBUTION
Hal Leonard, Tycoon Expand Distribution Deal
Hal Leonard is now officially the exclusive U.S. distributor for the entire line of Tycoon Percussion products. Hal Leonard began distributing a few dozen of Tycoon's products to MI accounts in June 2012 and officially started the expansion at the 2014 NAMM show.
"Hal Leonard has done an extraordinary job of getting our products into music stores, so we're broadening the scope of our relationship with them, both in terms of retailers and products," said Ivy Yu, general manager of Tycoon, which is headquartered in Thailand with U.S. operations in Ontario, Calif.
Due to the expansion, Hal Leonard is restructuring its sales staff and developing a dedicated group to handle drum and percussion accounts.
"Tycoon products provide both high quality and great value, thanks to their in-house manufacturing and factory-direct pricing," said Doug Lady, Hal Leonard senior vice president of sales. "Best of all, they offer a variety of products to appeal to many types of customers—everything from an egg shaker that a kid can buy on impulse, to student-oriented percussion instruments, to a beautiful, authentic djembe or cajon that might catch the eye of gigging and professional percussionists looking to expand their palettes."