Hal Leonard Adds Hot Innovative Products to MI Distribution

PortaStand, Roadie Auto Tuners, and Best in Show Sheetminder New for 2019

MILWAUKEE--2/11/19--Hal Leonard has long been known as the world's foremost publisher of music education materials, songbooks, and sheet music products. Over the last several years, Hal Leonard has also expanded into becoming a leading distributor of musical instruments, gear, and accessories from manufacturers such as Gretsch, Paiste, Remo, and more. Hal Leonard is happy to add products from three more exciting companies to their growing lineup: PortaStand stands and accessories, Band Industries Roadie tuners, and Sheetminder music arrangement products. The announcement came from Brad Smith, VP of MI Products at Hal Leonard.

PortaStand boasts a lineup of top-of-the-line music stands, microphone stands, music stand accessories, and tripod/smart accessories. Founded in Stillwater, Minnesota, by Bob Evanoff, PortaStand products have consistently rewritten the rules for the way gear is thought of and designed. All products are made within the United States and utilize top-quality materials to give consumers the best stands and accessories for performing.

The first company to create an automatic guitar tuner, Band Industries has been an industry leader in utilizing technology to make guitarists lives easier. Hal Leonard now distributes two Roadie products from Band Industries: the "Roadie 2," the world's first standalone automatic guitar tuner, and the "Roadie Bass," the first standalone automatic bass guitar tuner. Both products tune instruments in seconds and can also be utilized with all types of string instruments.

A NAMM 2018 Best in Show winner, Sheetminder gives performers the world's first sheet music organizer to collect, arrange, and display their music while playing and eliminating the need for unnecessary page turns and disorganized pages. Perfect for musicians, soloists, conductors, and composers, Sheetminder ensures an easy setup process, no matter the occasion.

Smith says, "These products are a good example of Hal Leonard's mission to distribute innovative offerings that build store traffic and support the activities of a wide variety of musicians. These products present a great opportunity for dealers to be on the cutting edge of applications and get their customers even more excited about making music."

Retailers interested in stocking PortaStand, Roadie, and Sheetminder products can visit the Hal Leonard NAMM booth #8910 to see copies, or they can call the Hal Leonard E-Z Order Line at 1-800-554-0626 for more information.