Industry News and People Updates

Christian Moraga from Roland Corporation has recently relocated to Roland Professional Group (RPG) in Tokyo to take up the position of Global AIRA Brand Manager.

David Whitehead, formerly of Allans Billy Hyde, has joined Roland Corporation Australia as Synth, DJ and Music Production Product Manager.

Fender Hosts Dealers to Sydney

The new management team of Fender Australia was on show November 30, as well as plenty of new products. Asia Chief, Bud Cole and Mark Van Vleet from FMC were in attendance along with new General Manager, Mark Amory and some 170 dealers and their staff.  In keeping with Fender’s on time global release objectives, (and there were some products being shown for the first in the world to local dealers), there was plenty of interest. An impressive array of custom shop guitars and basses drew attention. The night rounded out with a lively Jam featuring dealers proving they’re not just selling the stuff.

Fender Australia’s new GM, Mark Amory at the dealer gathering with some of his new toys.

Mark Van Vleet, Bud Cole from Fender with Kosmic’s John Goldsmith.

There were a few dealer cards placed in these new releases