Hal Leonard on Jan. 1 became a principal distribution and marketing partner for Remo in the United States, with shipments to dealers starting on Feb. 1.

For more than 60 years, Remo has been an industry leader, since founder Remo Belli pioneered synthetic Mylar drumheads in 1957. Headquartered in Valencia, Calif., Remo is the world’s largest drumhead company.

In addition to publishing music education materials, songbooks and sheet music, Hal Leonard is now also a 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.

 “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,” said Bob Yerby, vice president of Global Sales & Marketing for Remo.

“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,” added Brad Smith, vice president of MI Products at Hal Leonard.

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