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Roland acquires majority stake in headphone-maker V-Moda

Theo Nicolakis | Aug. 9, 2016
We interview V-Moda CEO Val Kolton, who will retain 30 percent of V-Moda and become a Roland product design consultant.

News of the Roland and V-MODA merger were announced on 8/08 as a nod to Roland’s iconic 808. 
News of the Roland and V-Moda merger were announced on 8/08 (808 day) as a nod to Roland’s iconic TR-808 analog drum machine. Credit: Roland and V-Moda

Kolton also said the Roland partnership will provide the resources for V-Moda to accelerate product development (including a V-Moda Bluetooth speaker that will be announced in the coming months), push the boundaries of audio innovation in new categories, and reach a larger global audience of artists and listeners. “I want fans of V-Moda to know that I’m working harder than I’ve ever worked,” he said. “As CEO, I’m working on more products than I’ve ever dreamed of. This merger is going to allow the product roadmap I’ve been dreaming of to come to life. This is the next chapter for V-Moda. I’m just getting started.”


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