BandLab Acquires Mono Creators
Singapore-based social music-making platform BandLab has acquired Mono, the San Francisco-based musical instruments accessories brand.

According to company executives, BandLab's social, digital tools for musicians and Mono's creator-focused accessories will deliver tools designed to meet the needs of the fast-growing mobile-musician market. BandLab and Mono will execute an integrated marketing and product development strategy, including participation at the upcoming 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

"Mono is a brand that I've admired since they arrived on the music scene," said Meng Ru Kuok, CEO and co-founder of BandLab. "We know the Mono business well as we've already been working with Mono for four years, through Swee Lee Music, our Asian retail/ distribution business. I am very excited to be able to take Mono to the next level around the world as part of BandLab."

"BandLab is the perfect fit for us," said Daniel Kushner, founder/design director at Mono. "Being a successful musician today requires a completely different tool kit, and we share a vision for what those tools need to be, and now BandLab and Mono have the ability to create them together."