|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City|
|Nonfiction topics||Music, Pro Audio/AV, Video & Broadcast, Consumer Electronics, and Education|
|Official website|| www|
NewBay Media, LLC was a magazine and website publisher founded in 2006 and headquartered in New York City.
NewBay Media served five marketplaces — Music, Pro Audio/AV, Video & Broadcast, Consumer Electronics, and Education.
In April 2018, Future plc acquired NewBay for $13.8 million.
In September 2006, NewBay Media (as an affiliate of The Wicks Group of Companies) acquired CMP Entertainment Media (Including Music Player Network, formerly Miller Freeman Music) from United Business Media which yielded Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, Pro Sound News, Systems Contractor News, Residential Systems, Videography, Government Video, DV, Technology & Learning, and Television Broadcast.
In 2007, NewBay Media acquired IMAS Publishing which yielded TV Technology, Radio World, Pro Audio Review, Audio Media, and some regional editions.
In 2009, Reed Business Information sold TWICE, Broadcasting & Cable, and Multichannel News to NewBay Media.
In early 2011, NewBay Media announced that it had acquired Mix , Electronic Musician , Radio , and Sound & Video Contractor magazines from Penton Media.
In 2012, NewBay Media bought the Music division of Future US.
In late 2012, NewBay Media acquired U.K.-based Intent Media (which was originally formed from the purchase of IP from United Business Media), including brands such as Music Week , PSNEurope, TVBEurope, MCV, Installation, and ToyNews. NewBay Media wanted to acquire these brands because of their strong market positioning and their historical links to the United Business Media purchases, as Pro Sound News was, prior to the spin off from UBM, sister magazine to PSNEurope (or Pro Sound News Europe).
In 2017, NewBay Media sold Revolver to Project Group M LLC.
In 2018, Future reacquired majority of the assets previously sold to NewBay Media by buying NewBay Media outright for US13.8 million.
UBM plc was a British business-to-business (B2B) events organiser headquartered in London, England, before its acquisition by Informa. It had a long history as a multinational media company. Its current main focus is on B2B events, but its principal operations have included live media and business-to-business communications, marketing services and data provision, and it principally serves the technology, healthcare, trade and transport, ingredients and fashion industries. UBM was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index until it was acquired by Informa in June 2018.
Future plc is a British media company founded in 1985. It publishes more than 50 magazines in fields such as video games, technology, films, music, photography, home, and knowledge. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
Mackie is an American professional audio products brand. Founded in Seattle in 1988 by Greg Mackie as a manufacturer of affordable and versatile compact pro audio mixers, Mackie is the primary product line of LOUD Technologies.
Avid Audio is an American digital audio technology company. It was founded in 1984 by Peter Gotcher and Evan Brooks. The company began as a project to raise money for the founders' band, selling EPROM chips for drum machines. It is a subsidiary of Avid Technology, and during 2010 the Digidesign brand was phased out. Avid Audio products will continue to be produced and will now carry the Avid brand name.
Planar Systems, Inc. is a premiere digital display manufacturing corporation with a facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. Founded in 1983 as a spin-off from Tektronix, it was the first U.S. manufacturer of electroluminescent (EL) digital displays. Planar currently makes a variety of other specialty displays. Planar Systems, Inc. is a subsidiary of Leyard Optoelectronic Co. since 2015.
Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry. It is published by Future. It was founded in 1959.
Future US, Inc. is an American media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, music, and technology markets. Headquartered in New York City, the corporation has offices in: Alexandria, Virginia; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Washington, D.C. Future US is owned by parent company, Future plc, a specialist media company based in Bath, Somerset, England.
Electronic Musician is a monthly magazine published by Future US featuring articles on synthesizers, music production and electronic musicians.
Miller Freeman, Inc., was a San Francisco-based publisher of trade books and business magazines, as well as a manager of trade and industry expositions. It was an innovative force in business technology and communications in the 1990s. A substantial part of the company was owned by UBM which is now owned by Informa.
LOUD Audio, LLC is a professional audio company based in the United States, operating in the U.S., Canada, and China. Originally known as Mackie Designs, Inc., the name was changed to Loud Technologies in 2003 to differentiate the larger company from their founding subsidiary, mixing console manufacturer Mackie. Between 2003 and 2018, LOUD Technologies owned or distributed several music instrument and pro audio product brands. Transom Capital acquired the company in October 2017, renaming it LOUD Audio, LLC and divesting most brands to focus more exclusively on their core Mackie business.
MCV/Develop is a UK trade magazine that focuses on the business aspects of the video game industry. It is published monthly by Biz Media, a subsidiary of Datateam Media Group and is available in print and digitally. Originally named MCV, it absorbed the assets of sister magazines in 2018, and changed its name to MCV/Develop in 2019.
Penton was an information services and marketing company. The company's three largest revenue streams came from events, digital and marketing services. Although Penton had a long history as a trade publisher, in 2015 it reported that 35 percent of its EBITDA derived from digital products, 54 percent from events, and 11 percent from print. The main industry segments served by Penton include agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and design and manufacturing.
Radio magazine, a radio broadcasting trade publication, covers the technology side of radio broadcasting. The publication is targeted at radio broadcast engineers, technology managers and owners of radio stations, networks, and recording studios. It is owned by Future US.
Madison Media Institute (MMI) was a private for-profit media arts college in Madison, Wisconsin. Until 2017, it ran a branch location in Edina, Minnesota. The school offered associate and baccalaureate degree programs in video, music production, game design, media technology, graphic design, and web and entertainment business.
Mix magazine is a periodical, billing itself as "the world's leading magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry". The magazine is headquartered in New York City and distributed in 94 countries. Its Korean version, Mix Korea, was started in 2007.
Radio World is a trade journal published by Future US targeted at radio broadcast executives and operations personnel worldwide. Multiple editions are published for the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Columnists range from broadcast industry consultants to legal counsel specializing in the broadcast industry.
Multichannel News is a magazine and website published by Future US that covers multichannel television and communications providers, such as cable operators, satellite television firms and telephone companies, as well as emerging Internet video and communication services.
AVI-SPL is a multi-office provider of collaboration and audio video technologies, and managed AV services to businesses and organizations. The company integrates solutions related to video conferencing and telepresence, digital media systems, audio, security systems, control rooms, and onsite staffing.
Act III Publishing was a company that published a number of trade magazines that covered the Media, Publishing, Music and Television Industries. The company was in business from 1985 to approximately 1991/92 when the various titles were sold to a variety of other publishers and the remaining titles were shut down. Act III Publishing was owned by the famous TV producer/writer Norman Lear who held a controlling interest through his company Act III Communications. The company was based in New York City.
BandLab Technologies is a Singapore-based company that operates a social music platform, called BandLab, and also owns a variety of music-related brands. These include Harmony and Heritage Guitars; the Guitar.com, NME, Uncut and MusicTech.net media platforms; and the Swee Lee musical instrument retailer and distributor.