Line 6, Inc And Propellerhead Software Sign Distribution Agreement
Agoura Hills, CA and Stockholm, Sweden—January 10, 2005 — Line 6, Inc. and Propellerhead
Software announced today the signing of an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement. Under the
terms of the agreement, Line 6 will distribute all Propellerhead Software products within the United
States. Line 6 will handle all U.S. marketing and customer support, and will supply product to all
music software dealers and online retailers.|
"We are extremely satisfied to have Line 6 as our new partner, a company that shares a lot of our core values and understands our future goals," said Ernst Nathorst-Böös, chief executive officer, Propellerhead Software.
"Propellerhead has played a major role in the shift from hardware to state-of-the-art software synthesis, while Line 6 has revolutionized the guitar and computer music industries as the leader in modeling amplifiers, guitars, POD, and GuitarPort products," explained Mike Muench, chief executive officer, Line 6. "Both companies have greatly impacted the way musicians create music.”
The new agreement includes distribution of the highly anticipated debut of Reason 3.0, scheduled for release early this year. Reason is an enormously successful software title for both Windows and Mac OS platforms that emulates a rack of electronic synthesizers, samplers, drum machines and mixing equipment. Reason has been awarded Editor's Choice Awards from Electronic Musician, MacWorld, Remix, Computer Music magazines, cnet.com, the mipa award for Best Software Instrument and the highly coveted TEC award.
About Propellerhead Software
Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Formed in 1994, Propellerhead has created some of the most innovative new music software (ReBirth, ReCycle and Reason) and technology standards, including ReWire and the REX file format, which are used extensively in every area of music production. Propellerheads' ReBirth program was the first virtual emulation of vintage analog gear - a trend that now dominates the music software arena. For more information visit www.propellerheads.se.
About Line 6
Incorporated in 1996, Line 6 is a music gear manufacturer dedicated to creating music products to inspire creativity both on the stage and in the studio. Headquartered in Agoura Hills, California, Line 6 currently has a presence in over 60 countries worldwide with offices in California and the United Kingdom. In just under seven years, Line 6 has grown from an original team of 10 to over 200 employees. As the pioneer of digital modeling guitar amplifiers, Line 6 has created award-winning products for guitarists, bass players and engineers, working both on stage and in the studio. For more information visit www.line6.com.