19.11.08

Loud sells off SLM Marketplace, Austin & Knilling

AUTHOR: Inavate

Loud Technologies has sold its SLM Marketplace catalogue, accessories distribution business and certain brands to St Louis based US Band & Orchestra Supplies.

The sale encompassed the St Louis Stage Gear, Austin guitar and Knilling Instruments brands and includes the transfer of the exclusive worldwide sales licence for the Perfection Peg stringed instrument tuning device.

“The SLM Marketplace sale, a non-core business unit and product lines, will enable Loud to dedicate its resources and solidify its leadership positions in the musical instruments and professional audio markets. Moreover, U.S. Band & Orchestra Supplies is the ideal new owner for SLM Marketplace, Austin and Knilling, since they will ensure that our dealer network for these products will continue to receive the highest levels of service and support,” said Rodney Olson, president and CEO, Loud Technologies.