August 17, 2021 I Distribution
Vidami Names Hal Leonard North American Distributor
Vidami, a hands-free video looper that integrates with online video platforms helping guitarists and musicians learn to play more quickly, has named Hal Leonard its North American distributor for the U.S. and Canada. The agreement is effective immediately.
“We are so excited to be partnering with Hal Leonard,” said Amy Hayashi-Jones, co-founder and CEO of Vidami. “Hal Leonard is one of the largest and most respected distributors in the industry, and we’re humbled and honored for Vidami to be added to the prestigious list of Hal Leonard distributed educational products. We are witnessing a revolution in music education and are confident that this partnership will bring the Vidami looper to the millions of students in need of a more inspiring and rewarding online learning experience. “
The Vidami integrates with a user’s computer via browser extension and features five switches that allow players to loop, slow down, rewind, fast-forward and play/pause videos on YouTube and dozens of other online tutorial sites.
“Hal Leonard loves tools that accelerate the pace in ways people can learn to play an instrument. We all benefit. The Vidami hands-free video controller is just that,” said Brad Smith, Hal Leonard’s vice president of MI products. “Aside from the vast offerings on YouTube, so many teachers had to have online options during lockdown. That made learning via video even more popular. That new aspect of teaching is here to stay as an enhancement. We’re excited to see how this ‘plug-n-play’ device is sold (or rented) and gets incorporated into many learning programs.”
In addition to the new distribution news, Vidami announced that it has expanded its compatibility with online educational platforms to include: Active Melody, Artist Works, BreakDownWay, Guitar Mastery Method, Jamplay, Lick Library, Rick Beato Quick Lessons Pro and RootsSounds.jp. These new additions accompany the following platforms that are currently compatible with the Vidami: YouTube, Vimeo, Coursera, Fender Play, Guitar Lessons 365 Academy, Guitar Tricks, GuitarZero2Hero, GuitarZoom, Justin Guitar, LinkedIn Learning, Marty Music, Master Class, Music is Win, Muzie.Live, Tim Pierce Guitar, TrueFire and Udemy.
“With the addition of these eight platforms, we’re excited to open up the world of music making to an even wider range of musicians who are being inspired by their favorite online artists and instructors,” Hayashi-Jones said. “As Vidami continues to grow, we will add more and more platforms to help students and teachers save time and stay inspired.”