Trust Network News

BTM is 50!! 1972-2022 – tremendous example of what music brings to communities


The Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Brass Band Society, known as BTM, celebrated its half-century with a 50th Anniversary Concert on 1 October at the Bedwas Workman’s Hall in Bedwas, South Wales, UK.  If ever there was an example of how music benefits local communities, BTM is it.


The Trust Network cracks the USA and Canada for Octopus ukuleles


In one of the music industry's most crowded markets (ukuleles), and in the backyard of some of biggest brands in that market (North America), the Trust Network has established distribution for

the UK ukulele brand, Octopus.


From the smallest to the largest – the Trust Network serves them all!


Current clients for whom the Trust Network is working on establishing their international distribution, range from the most affordable musical instruments to the most high-end professional audio sound systems.


UK Government provides 50% to 60% funding for export distribution


The Department for International Trade (DIT) now operates an Internationalisation Fund which provides match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 for SMEs in England wanting to grow their international sales. The grants cover subjects that are vital to any successful campaign for establishing distribution for brands in export territories anywhere in the world.


The Trust Network working on woodwind distribution in China for JodyJazz


Having acquired the saxophone and clarinet mouthpiece companies of Eugene Rousseau and Chedeville, JodyJazz has engaged the Trust Network to help establish the distribution of both brands in China.


Evermix brings the Trust Network in to help effect a step-change in export sales


With demand growing for Evermix’s streaming technology that enables DJs to have their live performances go straight to web platforms for worldwide publication, sharing and access, moving to a distribution model that enabled that growth to be supplied in a timely way needed to be addressed. The Trust Network was brought in to look at the nuts and bolts of how this could be achieved.


For the second time, distributor sourced by the Trust Network wins Levy's Leathers top distributor award


At this year’s NAMM Show Ivan Music of China won the Distributor Of The Year Award 2016 from Levy’s Leathers of Canada. Ivan Music’s appointment as Levy’s Chinese distributor was achieved by the Trust Network when engaged by Levy’s to review and resolve their distribution in China.


NAMM honours The Trust Network

NAMM recognises The Trust Network’s exemplary business practices that have stood the test of time.  At the 2017 NAMM Show The Trust Network Ltd will be honoured with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Milestone Award for 25 years of service in the music products industry, presented by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond.

Trust Network brings Crossrock together with a national distributor in Japan.

Up until 2016 Crossrock had only piecemeal distribution in Japan through an instrument manufacturer and some retailers.  By engaging the Trust Network, Crossrock now has comprehensive distribution in place, serving small, medium and large Japanese dealers as well as more instrument manufacturers.  We can provide the same comprehensive solutions to your company’s international sales.

Trust Network establishes American distribution for Australia’s premier guitar brand: Maton.

“Love your work”, is how David Steedman, General Manager at Maton, described the way in which Trust Network achieved US distribution for their 70 year-old guitar brand.  Trust Network can achieve the same for your brand.

Trust Network helps Dream Cymbals reposition their brand and establish quality European distribution


Andy Morris, President of Dream Cymbals & Andy Morris, President of Dream Cymbals & Gongs, said of Trust Network’s performance, “I trusted them with the future of my company in the EU. They delivered."  The Trust Network can do the same for your brand.  



Trust Network & Schlagwerk explore UK distributors


Schlagwerk are the leading hand percussion manufacturers in Germany.  It all began in 1892 producing log drums, temple blocks and effect percussion in a small garage located at the Swabian Alps. The company continued to grow at speed and in1986 for the first time Schlagwerk were introduced to the Cajon, a box drum. Since then Schlagwerk have mastered the art and sound of the Cajon, quickly becoming the company’s best seller.



Robert Pascoe joins the Trust Network!


We here at the Trust Network are delighted to announce that Rob Pascoe has join our team. He joined on the 30th of March as our new Marketing and Communications Assistant.


Rhys leaves for Roland


 After two years with our team here at Trust Network Rhys Jones, our Marketing & Communications Assistant, has been judged well enough qualified by Roland UK to join their Marketing Department in Swansea.



Dream Cymbals engages The Trust Network to review their European distribution



Dream Cymbals of Canada has enrolled the services of The Trust Network to review their distribution in Austria, Benelux, Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland. 


Trust Network secures nine countries in Europe for Red Witch Analog Pedals


Trust Network successfully establishes distribution for Red Witch Analog Pedals with Warwick Europe in 9 markets!


Trust Network’s early work for Nuvo pays dividends


Artis Music, a Division of Musik Meyer GmbH, launched Nuvo in Germany at this year’s Musik Messe.  Nuvo kindly acknowledged how Trust Network laid the ground work for this excellent outcome to Nuvo’s ambitions for their German distribution.


Trust Network’s MD in the 50 most influential.


In their Top 50 Power List, Britain’s leading music industry trade magazine, MI Pro, has selected Trust Network’s Managing Director, Brendan Murray, as one of the 50 most influential people in the UK music market.


Trust Network now makes it 13 countries in 11 months for TronicalTune!


Musik Messe saw Trust Network establish distribution for the TronicalTune in another five countries.

Contracts were signed for Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.



Trust Network Opens 8 Countries in 9 Months for TronicalTune


Trust Network Opens 8 Countries in 9 Months for TronicalTune


In nine months Trust Network has opened eight countries for TronicalTune with some of the top distributors in the music industry.



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