Electronic Music Magazine Future Publishing

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


Future Publishing is the world’s leading electronic music magazine. From the latest news, reviews and features to exclusive interviews, Future Publishing is your one-stop shop for all things electronic music.

The History of Future Publishing

Future Publishing was founded in 1985 in the United Kingdom by Chris Anderson with the launch of two personal computer magazines, Amstrad Action and PC Format. In the 1990s, Future diversified into many sectors including games, entertainment, and technology. It was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1999, raising £68 million. In March 2005, a £24 million acquisition of Ideal Home Group saw Future take control of more than 60% of the UK’s total market for monthly homes publications.

In September 2010, Future acquired Edge from Reed Business Information for £6.5 million. The company announced plans to closedefunct PlayStation world magazine GamesMaster in February 2011 and in November 2011 97 jobs were cut across eight Future-published titles due to a company reorganisation. On 1 December 2016, it was announced that Future would be acquired by TechRadar owner Purch for £24m.

The Future of Future Publishing

Future Publishing is one of the largest and most influential publishers of electronic music magazines in the world. With a portfolio that includes some of the most iconic and well-respected publications in the genre, the company has a long-standing reputation for quality and innovation.

The Decline of Print

The writing has been on the wall for a while now – print is in decline. In today’s hyper-connected, digital world, people are used to getting their information instantly, and often for free. This has had a huge impact on the publishing industry, with print circulation figures falling year on year.

This trend is only set to continue, and it’s not just traditional publishers who are feeling the pinch. Specialist music magazines are also feeling the squeeze, as we’ll explore in this article.

The Rise of Digital

Digital media has been on the rise for some time now, and it shows no signs of stopping. In fact, many experts believe that digital media will eventually eclipse traditional print media entirely. This shift is already well underway in the world of music publishing, where electronic magazines are quickly gaining ground.

Future Publishing is one such electronic magazine. Launched in 2014, Future Publishing is devoted to covering the latest developments in electronic music. From DJing and producing tips to interviews with EDM’s biggest stars, Future Publishing has something for everyone who loves electronic dance music.

What sets Future Publishing apart from other electronic music magazines is its commitment to quality journalism. Every article is thoroughly researched and written by seasoned music journalists. This ensures that readers always get accurate, up-to-date information about the EDM scene.

With its mix of high-quality journalism and cutting-edge design, Future Publishing is leading the way into the future of music publishing.

The Future of Electronic Music Media

It’s no secret that the music industry is in a state of flux. With the rise of streaming services and the fall of sales of physical media, publishers are scrambling to find new ways to reach their audiences. Electronic music is one genre that has been particularly affected by these changes.

The Decline of CDs

The compact disc is currently in decline with a 38.5% sales drop from 2014 to 2015 in the United Kingdom alone. In the United States, CD sales have been plummeting since 2000 when they reached their highest point at 942 million units annually. In 2014, only 165 million units were sold, which is a 82% decrease in sales in just 14 years. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) attributed the majority of the decline in CD sales to the rise of illegal downloading in the early 2000s. However, even as illegally downloaded music has become less prevalent, CD sales have continued to fall. The RIAA attributes this continued decline to “a combination of other factors,” including “the explosion of other entertainment options” and “the convenience and portability of digital music.”

It seems likely that CDs will continue to decline in popularity as more and more people turn to digital formats for their music listening. Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music are becoming increasingly popular, with Spotify reported to have 50 million paid subscribers as of June 2016. In contrast, only 7 million people in the United States still buy CDs according to a 2015 Nielsen report. With CDs becoming increasingly inconvenient and unnecessary, it seems likely that their popularity will continue to decline in the coming years.

The Rise of Streaming

The explosion of streaming services over the past few years has been a game-changer for the music industry. Services like Spotify and Apple Music have changed the way people listen to music, and have had a major impact on the business side of things as well.

One of the biggest ways that streaming has changed things is in the way that people discover new music. In the past, people would usually find new music through word of mouth or through radio stations. But now, with streaming services, people can explore a whole world of new music with just a few clicks.

This has been a major boon for independent and underground artists who might not have otherwise had much exposure. It’s also made it easier for people to find music that they actually like, rather than just whatever happens to be popular at the moment.

Of course, not everything is rosy in the world of streaming. For one thing, it’s made it much harder for artists to make money from their music. In the past, artists could make a decent living from album sales and touring. But now, with streaming services paying out tiny fractions of a penny per stream, it’s become very difficult for most artists to make a living from their music.

And then there’s the issue of data privacy. Most streaming services collect vast amounts of data on their users, which raises all kinds of concerns about what they might be doing with all that information.

Still, despite all these challenges, it’s hard to deny that streaming has had a major impact on the music industry. And it seems likely that it will only continue to grow in importance in the years to come.

The Future of the Music Industry

The future of the music industry is looking very bright. With the advent of the internet, there are now more ways than ever for people to discover and listen to music. There are also more opportunities for musicians to get their music out there and to make a living from their art. In this article, we will take a look at some of the ways that the music industry is changing and what this means for the future.

The Decline of the Record Label

The record label as we know it is in decline. The traditional model of a small group of A&R executives signing, developing and promoting artists is being eroded by changes in technology, the way music is consumed and the way fans engage with their favourite acts.

Labels are still important, but their role has changed. They are now just one part of a much larger ecosystem that includes platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and a myriad of other online outlets. In this new landscape, labels need to be nimble and adaptable to survive.

One of the biggest challenges labels face is that they are no longer the only game in town when it comes to breaking new artists. In the past, if you wanted to get your music heard by a wide audience, you needed to sign with a major label. But now anyone can upload their music to Spotify or YouTube and reach a potential global audience of millions.

This has led to a decline in the power of labels over the past decade. Where once they could dictate terms to artists and make them sign away the rights to their music, now artists have more options and can often make just as much money by self-releasing their music or signing with a smaller independent label.

The changing nature of the music industry has also had an impact on how labels make money. In the past, most of their revenue came from sales of physical formats such as CDs and vinyl records. But with streaming now accounting for the majority of music consumption, labels are having to adjust their business models accordingly.

Many are now turning to live events and merchandising as new sources of income, while also trying to cut costs by downsizing staff and reducing artist advances. It’s a tough time for labels, but those that can adapt will survive – and even thrive – in this new era.

The Rise of the Music Superstar

The music industry is changing rapidly, and the rise of the music superstar is one of the most significant changes taking place. In the past, the music industry was dominated by a few large labels who controlled the majority of the market. Today, there are a growing number of independent artists who are finding success outside of the traditional music industry.

The internet has played a major role in this shift. Independent artists can now reach a global audience through platforms like YouTube and Spotify. The barriers to entry into the music industry are now much lower, and artists no longer need to sign with a major label to find success.

The rise of streaming services has also had a major impact on the music industry. instead of buying CDs or downloading MP3s, people are now subscribing to streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. This has led to a decrease in revenue for the music industry as a whole, but it has also given independent artists a new way to reach an audience.

As the music industry continues to change, we can expect to see more independent artists finding success. The traditional model of the music business is no longer as relevant as it once was, and new technologies are giving rise to a new generation of superstars.

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