Reports: Signature Gear For Artists In The Rock And Roll Spotlight

Published: Tue Sep 13 2005 Reports: Signature Gear For Artists In The Rock And Roll Spotlight – Co-Development Deals With Quincy Jones, Joe Satriani, Billy Sheehan, Gene Simmons and Sammy Hagar Add Up To Star Sized Equipment Sales

Companies such as SLS (SITI.OB), Peavey, and Loud Technologies (LTEC.OB) have all developed signature gear for musical artists for consumers who desire the exact equipment that the stars use themselves.

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., September 13th, 2005 – (MIS), an investor and industry news portal for the Music Industry, is pleased to present a report regarding the marketing and branding benefits available to manufacturers of musical equipment by an association with musical celebrities through the development of "signature" lines. Companies such as SLS International (SITI.OB), Peavey, and subsidiaries of Loud Technologies (LTEC.OB) have all contracted musical icons to represent their equipment, and in the article describe how the association with an artist of stature is beneficial to sales, branding and marketing efforts.
Report Excerpt: Signature Gear For Artists in the Rock And Roll Spotlight
By Brian Noer,
September 2005

In the music industry, manufacturers and retailers recognize the power that an artist’s association with a specific piece of gear can wield over consumers of musical products. When a performer thinks enough of a piece of gear to put his or her name on it, it is a signal to other musicians that this piece of gear comes with an intrinsic seal of approval.

SLS International’s (SITI.OB) Q Line Series of home theatre and stereo speakers recently became available to consumers through the Wal Mart chain of retail locations. Their signature line product is unique in that the Q Line is affordably priced to be appealing to a mass-market level of consumer. "This milestone event will place our systems throughout the country at one of the most successful retailers in the world," said John Gott, SLS International's chief executive officer. "We are gearing up for the distribution of the system to the mass consumer market, and in the coming weeks, we will increase our marketing initiatives in order to expand the consumer awareness of this exciting new system."

Billy Sheehan (bassist with such musical icons as David Lee Roth, Steve Vai, and Mr. Big) told MusicIndustryStocks that he chose Ampeg (subsidiary of Loud Technologies (LTEC.OB) to build his signature line, "because they really wanted to do something with me as far as outboard bass accessories. I've been a self-proclaimed bass gear head since the early '70's. I've used Ampeg gear almost from the very start, and the engineers at St. Louis Music (Ampeg’s parent company) were willing to listen, as well as add expert and creative ideas to the SVP-BSP project."

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