Line 6, Inc and Propellerhead Software sign distribution agreement - -Line 6 to distribute all Propellerhead Software products.
NAMM • Anaheim, CA - January 20th 2005
Line 6, Inc. and Propellerhead Software announced today the signing of an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Line 6 will distribute all Propellerhead Software products within the United States. Line 6 will handle all U.S. marketing and customer support, and will supply product to all music software dealers and online retailers.
"We are extremely satisfied to have Line 6 as our new partner, a company that shares a lot of our core values and understands our future goals," said Ernst Nathorst-Böös, chief executive officer, Propellerhead Software.
"Propellerhead has played a major role in the shift from hardware to state-of-the-art software synthesis, while Line 6 has revolutionized the guitar and computer music industries as the leader in modeling amplifiers, guitars, POD, and GuitarPort products," explained Mike Muench, chief executive officer, Line 6. "Both companies have greatly impacted the way musicians create music."
The new agreement includes distribution of the highly anticipated debut of Reason 3.0, scheduled for release early this year. Reason is an enormously successful software title for both Windows and Mac OS platforms that emulates a rack of electronic synthesizers, samplers, drum machines and mixing equipment. Reason has been awarded Editor's Choice Awards from Electronic Musician, MacWorld, Remix, Computer Music magazines, cnet.com, the mipa award for Best Software Instrument and the highly coveted TEC award.
Incorporated in 1996, Line 6 is a leading music gear manufacturer dedicated to developing products based on its patented technologies. Headquartered in Agoura Hills, California, Line 6 currently has a presence in over 60 countries worldwide with offices in California, China and the United Kingdom. In just under seven years, Line 6 has grown from an original team of 10 to approximately 200 employees. As the pioneer of digital modeling guitar amplifiers and guitars, Line 6 has created award-winning products for used by some of the world's most influential guitarists, bass players and engineers. For more information visit www.line6.com.
Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world’s most innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Figure, Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are de-facto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead’s products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making. http://www.propellerheads.se
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