INTRODUCTION

ABOUT COAST MUSIC, A DIVISION OF JAM INDUSTRIES LTD.

In just over a decade, Coast Music, a division of Jam Industries, has established itself as Canada’s premier distributor of musical instruments and accessories. Facing many challenges in a fiercely competitive environment, Coast Music has distinguished itself by providing superior customer service and representing the integrity of its business partners, each a high profile leader in its respective market segment. Unprecedented professional service is combined with a formidable sales force. Each member of the team possesses a clear vision and understanding of their objectives.

OUR SUCCESS:

Vast resources to provide product lines with appropriate attention: Economies of scale that our larger operation has to offer Coast Music has a history of quickly increasing brand loyalty, sales and support on all our exclusive lines. Focus, stability, strategic growth Striving for growth, we are careful in choosing a product line to represent. We focus on leaders in their product categories that are complimentary to our existing product lines.

OUR TEAM, RESOURCES, MARKETING STRENGTH

The Coast Music team is comprised of over 30 seasoned professionals. Our managers and salesmen were recruited from all sectors of the music industry. Together, they embody the most capable and experienced team working in Canada. Each one of our reps has an outstanding reputation amongst our dealers.

Latest state of the art computer hardware and software Managed by a team of MIS professionals enabling us to monitor business activity by the minute and produce vital analysis of sales and inventory movement. On line ordering service www.coastmusiconline.com enables our customers to access our product catalog and order on line in real time with instant availability information and immediate order confirmation.

ABOUT JAM INDUSTRIES LTD.

Founded in 1972, Jam Industries Ltd. began operating in Montreal under the trade name of Erikson Music. In the 1980s Jam Industries widened its scope with the formation of Korg Canada and Erikson Pro Audio allowing greater focus on important Marketing areas. In April 1986 Jam industries purchased Coast Wholesale Music Ltd. and proceeded to transform this Western Canadian company from a regional distributor into a full-fledged national marketing and sales force. Into the 1990s the company further expanded with Pro Audio entering the lighting market, distributing Martin Professional Lighting products into Canada; and into the consumer electronics field with the Erikson Consumer division.

For over forty years, the JAM Group of Companies have been building line cards that add value, sales synergy and horsepower to every new vendor we take on.

With over 40,000 SKU’s under management, JAM Group is the “go to company” for music, sound and audio distribution in North America – whether it’s Musical Instruments, Pro Audio and Lighting or Consumer Electronics.

Look to JAM for iconic product lines, the latest in DJ hardware, video walls or market leading consumer products. We’ve got virtually every single channel covered.

OUR DIVISIONS

Coast Music

Your one stop destination for musical instruments. Distinguished by great brands that embody the best in musical instruments. Coast Music is Canada’s premier distributor carrying famous names that include Dunlop Electronics, Elixir Guitar Strings, Jupiter Brass and Woodwind, Sabian Cymbals, Sonor Drums and Percussion, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Sigma Guitars, Vandoren reeds to name just a few.

Erikson Commercial

Erikson Commercial provides solutions for distributed audio, video, system control and automation, catering specifically contractors and integrators.

Erikson Pro, Martin Canada

Erikson Pro truly reflects its name, pursuing distribution to audio and lighting professionals in every category: contracting, touring, install, etc. Professional equipment distributed includes renowned brands such as Allen & Heath, Aphex, Chauvet, Denon DJ, DOD and many more.

Erikson Audio

Erikson Audio specializes in distrubuting pro audio equipment to multiple segments: recording, sound reinforcement, commercial audio and DJ. Brands include audio-technica, Ashley, Cevwin-Veqa, Focusrite, Fostex and more.

Erikson Music

Erikson Music specializes in distributing musical instruments of major international brand products, catering to music stores. This division boasts brands such as Marshall, Pearl, Washburn and many more.

American Music & Sound

Jam’s entry in the US several years ago has developed in two natural directions; Pro Audio and Music. The operations are completed in Canada under the Jam umbrella and a sister company NAPA (North American Light and Sound) in Los Angeles takes care of all marketing and sales management in the US. Lines represented include renowned brands such as Allen & Heath, KV2, NetCIRA, Focusrite, Novation and more.

Korg Canada

Operating as a self-standing sales division with its focus exclusively on Korg and that brand’s vast array of products. This division reports to the management of Erikson Music.

Erikson Consumer Home

Erikson Consumer Home distributes a select group of audio products including home theater, mobile audio/video, and custom products, which can be found in national and regional CE chains, department stores, furniture and appliance chains, and specialized CI and independents.

Erikson Consumer Multimedia

Erikson Consumer Multimedia distributes the most sought after multimedia products including iPod and MP3 accessories, docking stations, headphones, and computer speaker systems.

Erikson Consumer Mobile

Erikson Consumer Mobile specializes in products designed for your various vehicles such as car amplifiers, speakers, head units, bass boxes, DVD players, marine speakers, GPS units, sound reduction materials, and satellite radio.

Sirius Canada

A division dedicated to the distribution of the leader brand in Satellite radio – a very dynamic and growing segment.

American Audio and Video

AAV represents Jam Industries’ entry in to the American consumer electronics market. Much like our other American branch, American Music and Sound, most operations take place at the head office in Montreal with warehousing, sales support, and sales representatives based in the United States. Brands distributed include specialty audio lines such as FatMan, Roth Audio and multimedia products by Boynq.

U.S. Music Corp.

U.S. Music Corp. manufactures and globally distributes musical instruments including brands such as Washburn, Randall, Eden, Parker, Soundtech, Oscar Schmidt, Vinci, GWL, and Washburn for kids.


Jam now employees over 450 people at their state of the art offices and distribution centre in Montreal with 210,000 sq. ft of warehouse space and imminent expansion plans to add an additional 250,000 sq. ft. The key to Jam’s success is its people. Open lines of communication inspire initiative and dedication. In the US Jam maintains a central high tech distribution and service center near Memphis of 150,000 sq. ft., two satellite warehouse in Chicago totaling another 150,000 sq ft., and sales offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.