Sponsors

New Amsterdam Vodka

Before New York was New York, it was New Amsterdam. Now, the essence of the city has been distilled into the classic New York spirit – smooth enough to enjoy straight, distinctive enough to hold its own in any cocktail.

New Amsterdam Vodka is a premium, 80 proof vodka made from the finest quality grains. It is five times distilled for unparalleled smoothness, and is filtered three times to create a soft finish. The “five times” distillation process is optimal, removing impurities while preserving mouth feel. New Amsterdam Vodka is five times distilled, five times smooth.

New Amsterdam Vodka is the offical liquor sponsor for the 2015 Alberta PEAK Performance Project.


Sennheiser Canada

Sennheiser Canada is part of the Sennheiser Group, a major international company known for pursuing the perfect sound for over 65 years. We are proud to represent this global brand with a long history of electro-acoustic innovations, including the first shotgun mic, the world’s first open headphones, and many more. While we look after a close-knit sales network, distributing the best microphones (Neumann as well as Sennheiser), the best headphones, conference and information systems, headsets and audiology products, we also provide extensive consulting and planning services for all sorts of projects.

Sennheiser Canada believes that a superb product range is only half of the equation. We also place our focus on the relationships we build with our customers. It is those artists, sound engineers, musicians, audiologists, pilots, students and consumers who are the other key to our success. We deal with stars and celebrities, supplying the Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion, Simple Plan, Walk off the Earth, Three Days Grace, Gowan, and so many more. We are active in high-profile music and cultural events such as Canadian Music Week, the Osheaga Festival, etc. Yet, at the same time, we are also committed to lower-profile community outreach. For example, we recently built a studio for a programme that encourages disadvantaged young people in Montreal to explore music using the best possible recording equipment.

Sennheiser Canada is involved and invested in education in Canada, with active links to McGill University, UQAM University in Montreal, as well as Humber College and Metalworks Studio (Canada’s elite Entertainment Arts school) in Toronto.

Sennheiser Canada is proud and glad to support the 2015 PEAK Performance Project with quality microphones and a selection of wireless products.


Long & McQuade

Long & McQuade Limited began in 1956 when Jack Long became a dealer for King Band Instruments. He set up a small store on Carlton Street in Toronto on the second floor of an old house which had been divided into music studios, and taught trumpet lessons on the side. About six months later he acquired a partner, Jack McQuade, who was teaching drum lessons in one of the young company’s two small studios.

The original storefront was opened the following year on Yonge Street at Yorkville Avenue. It was during these early days that Yorkville Sound was created — when Peter Traynor began building speaker cabinets and then amplifiers on the second floor of the store, to meet a growing need for amplifiers and PA systems in the budding rock and roll industry.

Many of the existing Long & McQuade customer service policies sprang from the store’s early days: the rental program began because many of the partners’ friends kept asking to borrow instruments; in-house financing developed out of what was originally a casual arrangement to sell equipment and spread out the payments to make it easier for the customer. Over the years, Long & McQuade has grown to a company which employs over 1000 people throughout 52 locations.

Long & McQuade is the Official Backline supplier for the 2015 PEAK Performance Project.

Roland Canada

The Roland Group is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of musical instruments including pianos, keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion kits, digital recording equipment, amplifiers and audio processing devices.

As a result of rapid technological development, globalization, and serious environmental problems, people in 21st-century society have come to expect quality over quantity. The business of creativity is also becoming increasingly diverse, and Roland Canada is responding to these changes by pursuing growth based on the innovative application of technology, which has given birth to many “world’s first” products.

Roland Canada is powering the Roland Pro Studios at the 2015 PEAK Performance Boot Camp and are also demoing products such as headphones, keyboards, audio interface systems and monitors.


Roland Systems Group

Roland Systems Group supplies the commercial and performance audio/video industries with application specific equipment. Our products address applications for houses of worship, clubs/casinos, theaters/performing arts centers and rental and staging venues. RSG is a member of the worldwide group of Roland companies.

Roland Systems Group has generously provided the 2015 PEAK Performance Project with a digital console, HD video console, and a virtual streaming console.


Nimbus School of Recording Arts

The Nimbus School of Recording Arts offers an unparalleled, hands-on approach to education that empowers, elevates and strengthens its students. Classes are small and the majority of learning happens in actual studios. Continuing a tradition of excellence, Nimbus‘ founders and instructors are all working professionals, currently at the forefront of the business.

Nimbus is proud to be involved with the PEAK Performance Project and will be overseeing the recording studios and process at the 2015 PEAK Performance Project Boot Camp.


Pressing Media

Pressing Media prides itself on maintaining a price match guarantee without jeopardizing their standards of quality and customer service. They will accept all competitors pricing and special discounts making the choice to work with them easy. They believe everyone should have access to the highest quality merchandise at the most competitive prices.

It is their goal to continue to build personal relationships with their customers, like the PEAK Performance Project. Their state of the art facilities located throughout North America give us an exclusive edge to fulfill all the project expectations where and when we need them while minimizing our environmental impact.

Pressing Media is the Official CD/DVD manufacturer for the PEAK Performance Project and take on a major role in the physical production of our CD’s and DVD’s.


Band Merch Canada

Band Merch Canada was conceived to act as a central networking hub for musicians, artists, designers, producers and engineers working in the Canadian music industry. Although the core base of the company remains providing quality merchandise, graphic design, and production services for some of Canada’s hottest up-and-coming musicians, it has become apparent that there needs to be some profound changes made to the music industry at large in terms of how people interact with each other. Because there have been extreme shifts within every facet of the music industry that have rendered traditional business models obsolete, Band Merch feels that the old model of business interaction has ceased to be relevant and meaningful, and that there desperately needs to be some shifts in how we construct and deconstruct the relationship between commerce and art. They are interested in designing and developing meaningful, long-term relationships between all of the various constituent elements of the Canadian music industry that are based on value-motivated (as opposed to profit-motivated) interactions that are inherently non-exploitative and beneficial for everyone involved.

Band Merch Canada is the Official Merch Supplier of the 2015 PEAK Performance Project.