Pointing to the company’s unmatched scale, resources and broad-based network of 6500 resellers, Dream Cymbals and Gongs has appointed KMC Music, the industry-leading, value-added distributor of musical instruments and accessories, to serve as its exclusive United States distribution partner. According to KMC Music Vice President of Merchandising Roger Hart, the appointment includes full responsibility for managing all of Dream’s United States dealer sales, inventory and receivables.
“Dream is one of the hottest and most innovative brands in the retail music industry today and this new distribution agreement frees this dynamic and fast-growing company to focus on what it does best — innovative product design and development, manufacturing and marketing,” Hart emphasized today. “KMC Music will function as Dream’s complete sales and administrative resource and we’re really looking forward to maximizing market growth and servicing their dealers. We’re poised to do remarkable things together.”
Formed in 2005 from a partnership between passionate Canadian instrument designers and generations of Chinese gong smiths, Dream Cymbals and Gongs has turned old world craftsmanship into a modern business success story that is the envy of the MI industry. Dream cymbals and gongs are all made exclusively in a family-owned gong factory in the famed Wuhan region of China — a region that can trace its gong making roots back several thousand years.
Thanks to their breakthrough designs and unmatched sound quality, Dream cymbals and gongs have become the rage all over the world and are now distributed in 20 countries. The company’s unwavering commitment to old world craftsmanship, product design innovation, unparalleled sound, affordable pricing and sustainable business practices have made their cymbals the must-have choice for a growing legion of musicians of all types and ages.
“Dream cymbals and gongs are the blank canvas musicians create art with,” said Dream Cymbals and Gongs President Andy Morris. “Our goal is to create perfect conditions for musicians to find their authentic voice, in an affordable and sustainable way. Our new distribution agreement with KMC Music is going to help many more musicians to do just that. KMC Music shares our values and understands our commitment to exceed the highest expectations of our dealers and loyal customers. KMC Music has the broad reach, market depth and back-end resources that can help to drive sales while we continue to innovate new products and build our growing worldwide family of artists, dealers and musicians.”
In addition to designing and manufacturing truly unique cymbals, gongs, pitched percussion and accessories, Dream operates the industry’s most unique recycling program as part of its commitment to sustainable business practices. Dream customers can "cash in" broken cymbals for credit toward new Dream models by bringing any old busted, smashed or cracked cymbal to their local Dream dealer. The recycled cymbals can be from any manufacturer and of any material from B20 down to B8. Dream dealers who collect the incoming cymbals will rebate the customer $1 per inch towards a Dream cymbal product. Dream will rebate the dealer for every inch they collect and send in. In addition to encouraging sales and recycling, this program offers a terrific incentive to schools and institutions. School bandleaders can turn the broken cymbals that have accumulated over the years into high-quality Dream instruments at substantial savings.
“The availability of Dream cymbals and gongs represents a significant new business opportunity for our dealers,” Hart emphasized. “Dream offers an incredible product line that is affordably priced and reinforced by spot-on marketing that resonates with today’s musicians.”
KMC Music will be ready to receive and ship orders on June 15th 2018.