Audio Media is combining its 25-year print heritage with the online strength of Audio Pro International (API) to create Audio Media International (AMI). The first issue of AMI will hit desks in the new year, accompanied by a daily newsletter and new website –
While continuing to cover the core recording, post-production and broadcast markets traditionally handled by Audio Media, AMI will also serve the live and commercial install sectors.
Audio Media International will deliver a wide variety of in-depth industry content, including product news and reviews, a ‘how-to’ section, real-world end-user case studies, show coverage, technology focuses and features in a highly accessible format.
In addition, key figures from across the industry will offer their thought leadership on important issues in a new Opinion section.
API editor Adam Savage, who is taking on the editor role for AMI, said: “Having been editor of Audio Pro International for the past two years, I truly believe that joining forces with Audio Media allows us to create an exciting new publication that will become an essential resource for audio professionals in all areas of the business.
“It may be a new title, but with Audio Pro International’s global online influence, particularly in the live and install sectors, and Audio Media’s excellent reputation in recording, post and broadcast, I am very confident that we can deliver a service that the industry has been waiting for.”
Joanne Ruddock, managing editor of AM and API, added: “Both Audio Media and Audio Pro International are well-respected titles in their fields. By combining the online strength of API with Audio Media’s print focus we are creating a brand that fulfills the needs of the entire market.
As well as a print magazine, Audio Media International will offer a new, custom-built, responsive website that is easily navigated across a range of devices from desktop monitors and smartphones to iPad, Android and Tablets.
The site will be updated with new content daily, with the latest news delivered to your inbox every morning via the Audio Media International Daily newsletter, based on the successful API Daily.
By combining the two titles, the reach of AMI will be extensive, both across the various pro-audio market sectors and geographically. The daily newsletter will go out to more than 30,000 readers globally, while the print circulation is set to increase from 5,000 to 7,500.
Audio Media International will also continue to produce the highly regarded Buyer’s Guide series of print supplements, with Microphones, Theatre Sound, Monitors and Headphones and Live Consoles all up for detailed analysis in 2015.
As always, these Buyer’s Guides will feature product information, market overviews, contact directories and more.
The new Audio Media International team will be at The NAMM Show in January, followed by ISE in February. To arrange a meeting at either of these events email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the changes to Audio Media and how you can get involved with the new-look publication, contact commercial director Darrell Carter on email@example.com or take a look at our media pack.