The agreement finds FM Systems joining the PK Alliance and working to establish a more collaborative and mutually rewarding approach to the live sound industry.
Calgary, Alberta, July 2021 — PK SOUND, the robotic line array company, has announced an expansive new partnership with premier West Coast audio production provider FM Systems. The agreement finds FM Systems joining the PK Alliance and working to establish a more collaborative and mutually rewarding approach to the live sound industry.
“We’re building the PK Alliance with partners that boast an unparalleled technical proficiency and are keen to be at the forefront of industry innovation,” says Arlen Cormack, Chief Operating Officer at PK SOUND. “FM Systems has decades of expertise among its staff, along with an enviable network of engineers, technicians, and other industry professionals. Together, we can leverage our strengths and lay our groundwork for the industry’s resurgence.”
“The PK Alliance concept is a new approach to doing business in our industry, with like-minded companies working together and supporting each other to deliver incredible live sound experiences,” says Marlin Jones, President and CEO of FM Systems. “We are definitely excited to be part of it!”
FM Systems will take on a sizeable inventory of PK SOUND solutions to service the brand’s growing demand in Western Canada and beyond. FM will support production providers in the region with dry-hire rentals, or offer complete show services for live events. The two companies will also collaborate on initiatives like new product development, education programming, software testing, and more.
“Innovation is at the core of what we do in our business,” adds Jones. “PK products are unlike anything currently available in the market and offer incredible sound, performance, and operational efficiencies thanks to an unrivaled degree of real-time coverage control.”
With offices in Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg, FM Systems is a leading provider of audio and production services in Canada and the U.S. Throughout its 35-year history, the company has built a strong reputation by providing audio, staging, and production management expertise for a wide range of applications, from major tours and festivals to sporting events, corporate functions, and intimate cultural experiences.
“FM Systems is one of the most esteemed companies in our industry, and we’re both fortunate to call Calgary home,” says Cormack in closing. “Their expertise will be invaluable in developing our product roadmap while helping to deliver unforgettable events with PK. We’re excited to work with them and all of our Alliance partners to reshape the future of live sound – and the live sound industry.”
Photo: (L-R) Marlin Jones, President & CEO, FM Systems; Jeremy Bridge, President & CEO, PK SOUND; Arlen Cormack, COO, PK SOUND