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Ashdown Engineering Announces Licensing Agreement with MusicMax Distribution

Ashdown Engineering Ltd. is excited to announce that they have established a distribution and licensing agreement for Ashdown USA with MusicMax Distribution based in Columbus, Ohio. Ashdown USA powered by MusicMax will handle all Ashdown sales and service in the United States.

This new venture sees Ashdown with the strong support of a dedicated US team who have a strong hold on the US market. Vice President of Business Development, Brian Harsh, is handling the business development side of the brand on behalf of MusicMax Distribution and Ashdown USA.

This partnership will ensure an effective route to market with dealers, artists and a strong marketing plan to echo our company sentiment. Ashdown products are engineered to last and trusted by the best.  Having established the brand in 1997, Ashdown has gone from strength to strength with a small team of individuals whose passion has put their products at the forefront of everything they do. This has resulted in developing a loyal and long-standing artist roster including top artists from the late great John Entwistle to the formidable Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath as well as Metal giants System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian supporting our incredible equipment.

Left: Dan Gooday. Right: Mark Gooday

The mission at hand for Ashdown as said by Ashdown Managing Director Daniel Gooday ‘is simply to provide a new level of service for our customers, such as we have in the UK, Canada and EU, with the team in place to support. It has always been my dream to see Ashdown supported in this way in the USA. Having grown up in this industry I am very excited at what the future will hold for our family business. We are still to this day a family-owned entity and my wish is to continue this tradition of engineering some of the greatest products available for all musicians and audio lovers.’

This new entity will also see our sister company Meters Music represented in a way previously unachievable in the USA. With the support from some incredible artists and a product truly unique within the consumer audio market, Ashdown USA will support Meters products. CEO of both Ashdown and Meters Music Mark Gooday is overjoyed to see this venture and the growth of both companies in the USA.

We would like to thank the entire MusicMax Distribution team who will be responsible of spreading the Ashdown message across a strong US dealer network.

VP of Business Development Brian Harsh had this to say about the new entity he has worked tirelessly to establish: ‘MusicMax Distribution is thrilled to partner with the Ashdown and Meters brands. We have followed and loved what Mark and Dan have established throughout our careers and we are excited to deliver a NEW approach to represent Ashdown and Meters in the USA in the way they deserve. Dan’s attention to detail and Marks driving force will establish Ashdown and Meters as the first choice for amplification and music listening across the USA.’

Rob Joseph & Brian Harsh – Ashdown USA & Music Max

The rest of 2023 will see a range of exciting product releases from Ashdown and Meters, offering high-quality consumer electronics, bass guitars, amplifiers, bass cabinets, pedals and so much more. For more information, please visit for more info.

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