Leading sheet music publisher and MI distributor will distribute ROLI’s next-generation musical touch technology products in the UK and Ireland
MIA Member, leading sheet music publisher and MI distributor Hal Leonard Europe has announced that with immediate effect, it will begin distributing ROLI’s music instrument products in the UK and Ireland. The addition of ROLI to its distribution ensures Hal Leonard Europe continues its mission to enable lifelong music making for everyone.
ROLI’s journey in music technology began with the launch of the Seaboard GRAND, a premium performance synthesiser that reimagined the piano. Since then, ROLI has been changing the way people make music. In fact, its Seaboard family of instruments paved the way for unprecedented musical expression in-studio. Over time, ROLI’s uniquely touch-responsive instruments have also become smaller, more affordable, more compatible and more approachable. The company’s goal is to make its technology more accessible, so that ultimately everyone can create their own music.
Currently, ROLI’s broad range of compatible devices includes everything from handheld drum pads to stage-performance synthesisers. Its software programmes include free apps as well as advanced sound design programmes. The company’s technology is also designed with compatibility in mind. ROLI’s hardware and software tools connect with each other as well as other popular music-making programmes.
Known as part of the world’s largest publisher of printed and digital publications, sheet music and music education resources, Hal Leonard Europe is now a fast-growing distributor of musical instruments, gifts, accessories and pro audio products. ROLI joins an exciting portfolio of distributed brands including Avid software and hardware, Samson audio and wireless, IK Multimedia, Kali Audio, Michael Kelly guitars, Flight ukuleles, Hartke, Morley and more.
“At Hal Leonard Europe we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to play, learn and create music. We chose to partner with ROLI because their ground-breaking products are empowering music making,” said Tom Venvell, Sales Director for Hal Leonard Europe. “We’re excited to represent ROLI in the UK and Ireland, especially with the launch of ROLI Studio software, BLOCKS Studio Editions and LUMI – the illuminated keyboard and app enabling everyone to learn and play music. With products now in stock in our UK distribution centre, selected resellers can begin adding ROLI to their orders right away.”
Shantha Shanmugalingam, Chief Commercial Officer of ROLI, “ROLI have an exciting year ahead with the launch of Studio Editions for professionals and LUMI for learners. Hal Leonard offers us deep expertise in music distribution and retail. We’re delighted to take this first step in what will be a phenomenal partnership.”
About Hal Leonard Europe
Hal Leonard Europe is part of the Hal Leonard group of companies – the world’s largest source of music publications, representing many of the world’s best-known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, arrangers and instrument manufacturers. Hal Leonard Europe companies publish and distribute an extensive catalogue of printed and digital publications, sheet music, music education resources, instruments, gifts, accessories and pro audio in Europe and around the world. There are Hal Leonard Europe offices and distribution centres located in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom.
ROLI is creating the future of musical expression. It started with the Seaboard, an award-winning digital keyboard that you can play with all the depth and nuance of an acoustic instrument. ROLI now makes a huge range of music-making tools — from pocket-sized drum pads like the Lightpad Block to all-in-one systems like the Songmaker Kit. Its devices are incredibly expressive, and they’re also accessible. So whether you’re learning skills or honing your technique, you can make music in new ways with ROLI.