(April 7, 2005)
First Issue Hits Newsstands on April 19
Brisbane, CA (April 7, 2005)
Future Network USA’s latest bi-monthly magazine Future Music will increase its publishing frequency to ten times per year, beginning with the July 2005 issue, due to the positive response from both advertisers and retailers. The new magazine launches on April 19, 2005.
The premiere May/June issue closed with 45 ad pages, including support from heavy-hitting music technology advertisers such as Sony, Reason, Big Fish, Native Instruments, M-Audio and Ableton Live. Future Music will launch with a distribution of 150,000 copies.
The new magazine aims to be the leading publication in the music technology market by featuring an entertaining and highly substantive mix of software and hardware reviews, in-depth how-to pieces, handy reference guides and illuminating in-studio producer profiles.
As a first in this category, every issue of Future Music will come with a CD-ROM that includes videos, products demos, sample libraries, and tutorials, making the magazine the ultimate package on newsstands for musicians everywhere.
Whether they are punk rock guitarists, hip-hop producers or dance music DJs, each issue will offer new approaches to making music as well as provide an exciting, fresh look at digital music culture.
The premiere issue of Future Music features:
An exclusive cover story with Jay-Z and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park on how they created their historical “mash-up” album Collision Course, and how to create your own mash-up.
A step-by-step walk through of Pink Floyd’s studio secrets.
Hot mixing tips from some of the music industry’s top producers.
An in-depth review of this year’s hottest software release, Reason 3.0.
“With this magazine, we’re able to reach both longtime tech-savvy musicians and the exploding new breed of digital-music-making fans and enthusiasts, those early adapters who are embracing the breakthrough convergence of music and technology,” said editor-in-chief James Rotondi.
“Future Music will be a fantastic and natural addition to our existing stable of market-leading specialty music titles,” says group publishing director Steve Aaron. “The premiere issue has already exceeded our expectations, and all the major marketers in the music technology space have enthusiastically jumped on board.”
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Future is the leading US publisher of cutting-edge games, computing, action sports and musician magazines, which sell in excess of 2.2 million copies per month. Future’s publications reach a young, active, affluent male audience and rank 13th among audited newsstand publishers in gross newsstand revenue. Its market-leading titles include Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer, PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation 2 Magazine, Mobile, Maximum PC, MacAddict, Future Snowboarding, Snowboarding Trade News, Skateboard Trade News, Guitar World, Guitar One, Future Music, Guitar World Acoustic, Guitar World Bass and Guitar World Legends. Future is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego. (www.futurenetworkusa.com)
About Future plc
Future plc was founded in the UK in 1985. Today, it publishes over 100 special-interest consumer magazines worldwide with strong portfolios in the computing, games, music, sports, motoring, crafts and leisure sectors. It is the sixth largest magazine publisher in the UK and last year was reported as being the fastest growing US magazine publisher at newsstand. Future employs 1,200 people in offices in the UK, US, Italy and France. Over 100 international editions of Future’s magazines are also published under licence in 30 other countries across the world. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).