Hal Leonard to Distribute Innovative Percussion

Also Expands Lines with KAT, Paiste and Remo

12.29.20 ? Hal Leonard MI Products Distribution announces the addition of Innovative Percussion to their lineup of top brand drum companies. Based in Nashville, Innovative Percussion is a premier percussion products manufacturer for the school and drum competition markets. This news was jointly presented by Innovative Percussion, CEO George Barrett and Hal Leonard Vice President MI Products, Brad Smith. From mallets and drumsticks, to brushes and beaters, Innovative Percussion works with many of the world's top performers, composers, and educators to support a large student body. Their products are used with marching ensembles, drumset artists, classical percussionists, percussion ensembles, entertainment ensembles and collegiate educators. They are especially well-entrenched with the Drum and Bugle Corps, DCI, and WGI groups. "Innovative is very wired and attentive to a specialized segment of the music product business," says Brad Smith. "With our reach to the school market and our broad lines of complimentary drum products, we expect to create more opportunities to build more business." George Barrett, Innovative Percussion CEO, added, "We?ve always known of Hal Leonard's prowess in the book publishing business. They are leveraging that experience and skills in logistics to run a very good distribution division for related products. We look forward to joining forces and supporting every band program in the US." Hal Leonard is also announcing that they have plans to release the next generation TrapKATs and two new e-kits under the legendary KAT Percussion brand. Hal Leonard has been managing KAT since 2017 and is capitalizing on the explosive growth of the MalletKAT models. Rounding out these expansions in the drum category, Hal Leonard is now distributing the World Percussion and Classroom Percussion series from Remo along with the higher-end cymbal packs from Paiste. Those packs now include the famed 2002 series. To order or make inquiries, retailers should contact the Hal Leonard E-Z Order Line.