Industry Notes

DSP Media Inc., provider of digital audio solutions for radio, television and film post-production, has hired Peggy Blaze as VP of marketing. The company

DSP Media Inc., provider of digital audio solutions for radio, television and film post-production, has hired Peggy Blaze as VP of marketing. The company recently relocated its world-wide headquarters from Australia to 11330 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; phone 818/487-5656; fax 818/487-5660...A number of new appointments at Alesis (Santa Monica, CA): Craig Devin chief operating officer, Bob McKean VP of engineering, Michael Bernstein chief financial officer, Mike Malloy VP of manufacturing, Randy Neiman product marketing manager, Jeff Harris Eastern regional sales manager, and John Maier national accounts manager. In other Alesis news, ouzunoff & Associates Inc. and Sinamex Electronics PTE Ltd. have been named sales rep firm and distributor of the year, respectively; Dallas Lykens was also presented the Alesis "Blue Blood" award...Composers Morgan Visconti and Billy Alessi have signed with JSM (NYC); Visconti and Alessi were both formerly with Crushing Music in New York. Visconti's credits include Union Bay, Tommy Hilfiger and A&E; Alessi's credits include Elton John, Whitney Houston and B.B. King...otari Corp. (Canoga Park, CA) has named Paul Schwartz marketing communications coordinator...Leitch (Toronto), pro audio provider, has announced the appointment of Steven E. Muni as channel manager for U.S. operations... Marcon (Bellevue, WA), a manufacturer of CD-RoM solutions, has promoted Patrick Mazzuca to sales manager...Tony Lembo has been named Eastern district sales manager by Maxell (Fair Lawn, NJ)...Peirce-Phelps Inc. (Philadelphia) has appointed Brian Houser as territory manager for A/V products and systems group in central Pennsylvania... Full Compass (Middleton, WI), the A/V and lighting retailer, has promoted John Vitale to national sales manager...Herbert Waltl will head up Future Disk's (Hollywood, CA) move into authoring as general manager of DVD digital services... Be Incorporated (Menlo Park, CA), creator of software platforms, has brought in Andrei M. Manoliu to serve on the company's board of directors; the company also promoted Al Lombardo to VP of finance and accounting... In CEA (Arlington, VA) news, Kerry Moyer has been promoted to director of product divisions...Soundelux (Hollywood, CA), makers of large-diaphragm microphones, has appointed Larry Marks national sales manager... Appointments at Furman Sound Inc. (Petaluma, CA), A/V and computer provider: Robert Cavin director of engineering, Gordon Barnes project engineer, Brian Gross production manager, Paul Gnut senior technician, and Lesa Gross sales coordinator...Xytech (Burbank, CA), designer of facility management solutions for the entertainment industry, named Felix Cisneros VP of project implementation...Steinberg North America (L.A.) has announced an alliance with Native Instruments (Berlin). Steinberg will distribute Native Instruments' products in the U.S.... Digigram (Arlington, VA) recently opened an office in Buenos Aires and appointed Regis Berdaa market manager for Latin America...QSC Audio Products Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA), a pro audio manufacturer, has named Excellence Marketing (Eden Prairie, MN) its "Rep of the Year" for 1999...Loud-speaker systems manufacturer Bag End (Barrington, IL) has added several new rep firms: GMI (Avon, Mass.), Thisco (Midville, UT) and ELREP (Tucker, GA)...DV Studio Technologies LLC (www.dv-studio. com) has added five new distributors for its MPEG-2 and DVD authoring products: Proh Personal Computers (Bethel Island, CA), Bern-Clare Multimedia Inc. (Markham, ontario), IC Technology (Toronto), Digivision (Milan, Italy), LEADWave Technology Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan).