Singapore-based social music-making platform BandLab, today announced that it has acquired MONO Creators Inc., the design studio that creates high-end instrument cases, straps and accessories for gigging musicians.
BandLab, plans to utilize its social and digital tools along with MONO’s creator-focused accessories to deliver tools designed to meet the needs of the fast-growing mobile musician market. The firms together aim to execute an integrated marketing and product development strategy including participation in a combined space at the upcoming 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif.
MONO is a San Francisco-based musical instruments accessories brand founded by designer Daniel Kushner. Designed for musicians on the move, MONO is an IDSA Award-winning company that makes innovative instrument cases and accessories. Players in bands ranging from The Roots, Faith No More, Death Cab for Cutie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Rolling Stones, Mastodon, Phantogram, Black Sabbath and more trust and use MONO products.
Meng Ru Kuok, BandLab’s CEO and Co-Founder said,
We know the MONO business well as we’ve already been working with MONO for four years, through Swee Lee Music, our Asian Retail/Distribution business. I am very excited to be able to take MONO to the next level around the world as part of BandLab. We’re excited to welcome the MONO family into the BandLab community, to support them online and offline and continue to take a design-driven approach to the way we develop our products.
. BandLab is part of BandLab Technologies, a connected ecosystem of brands covering musical instruments and accessories, web/mobile/social applications and commerce. The company’s collective expertise in software and hardware development—combined with an ability to connect directly with consumers through both digital and physical touchpoints—puts it in a unique position to shape the future of music.
Daniel Kushner, Founder and Design Director, MONO said in an official statement,
This deal further solidifies MONO’s ability to remain an innovation leader and category disruptor in the music industry long-term. As a global company, we are now actively expanding the team to further develop our existing product lines, as well as accelerating our roadmap for new product lines.