NEW YORK, NY (November 20, 2008) — NewBay Media’s Pro Audio Group has announced a redesign for Pro Audio Review, the equipment resource for the pro audio industry. In addition, the publisher has also announced a re-organization of the editorial team to take advantage of the synergy with sister publication Pro Sound News, the industry-leading news and trends publication.

Beginning with the November issue, Pro Audio Review (PAR) will sport a dynamic new look and structure that will make it easier than ever for recording professionals to get the information they want about the products they need.

The November issue also marks a change in the brand’s editorial structure. Editorial Director Franks Wells will oversee the editorial content, taking over for departing Executive Editor John Gatski. Wells will work directly with the current editorial team. In addition, Pro Sound News Managing Editor Fred Goodman will have an increased role in the production process


NEW YORK, NY (October 27, 2008) — NewBay Media has expanded its successful Residential Systems brand with the launch of Residential Systems International, a print and digital magazine, website, and electronic newsletter that is dedicated to the global residential integration market.

The premiere issue of Residential Systems International will be launched at CES and ISE in January 2009, with bi-monthly issues coming throughout the year. It will be distributed in print and digitally to residential integrators throughout Europe, Latin America, South America, and Asia Pacific, with each region having its own section for news and business advice. Additionally, Residential Systems International will deliver the same high-quality industry analysis for which Residential Systems

DV Expo Returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, November 4 – 6, with Intensified Focus on Training, Technology, Creativity and Community for the Video Professional

(Los Angeles, CA, September 30, 2008) — DV Expo today announced that its 12th annual conference and exhibition will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center, from November 4- 6, 2008, with a full conference schedule and thriving exhibit floor.

Produced by NewBay Media, this year’s expo has been designed as a “one-stop” destination for the creative professional, whether he or she is a videographer, cinematographer, independent filmmaker, director, producer, camera operator, editor, post supervisor, sound editor, motion graphics designer, or web video producer. In addition to providing attendees the opportunity to see and try the hottest new products on the show floor, DV Expo is focused on providing information and education on cutting-edge technologies, applications, projects and business opportunities to the professional video community.

Kicking off on November 4th with Apple Pro certification training programs and sessions on Digital Cinematogra


NEW YORK, NY (September 30, 2008) — NewBay Media has announced that, effective immediately, Allison Knapp has been named Publisher of the company’s K-12 Education Group, which includes the industry-leading publication Tech & Learning, as well as School CIO, all the Tech & Learning brand websites and newsletters, and events. Knapp previously held the Associate Publisher position for the group.

In her new role as Publisher, Knapp, who has been with Tech & Learning for five and a half years, will manage national sales and be the point person for business and operations. She will continue to manage much of her current West Coast territory and custom publishing clients, as well as the K-12 Education Group’s sales team, including Caliann Mitoulis and Bryan Bogart.

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Rental & Staging Roadshow Returns Triumphantly To New York

YONKERS, NY (August 8, 2008) — The Rental & Staging Roadshow series returned to the place where it all began almost exactly one year prior — Altman Rentals in Yonkers, NY. Held on July 30, the event featured business sessions by Tom Stimson, CTS, technical sessions from InfoComm, and a lighting session by Altman’s experts, as well as an exhibit area that featured presentations from Christie, Eiki, Sharp, and Thomson, Grass Valley, to name a few.

The Roadshow’s Platinum Sponsors were Barco, Corporate Audio Visual Services (CAVS), and Immediate Connections. The event was produced by NewBay Media, publisher of Rental & Staging Systems, Systems Contractor News, Systems Contractor News Asia, AV Technology, Digital Signage Magazine, and Residential Systems.

The beautiful summer day brought many of the Northeast’s top rental and staging professionals to Altman Rentals, where they were treated to a day of informative sessions, the latest technology fro

Intent Media acquires music title

The deal means Intent is now the dominant B2B player within entertainment and leisure markets.

Its portfolio includes market-leading positions within print, online and events across music, video games, toys, home computing, cycling, mobile content and licensing – with eight magazines and 10 commercial websites.

Agreement was reached with MTN publisher MB Media in response to the market’s on-going desire for a single trade magazine and website, which can now be found at

“Intent Media has a clear strategy of taking leadership positions in growing entertainment and leisure markets. This purchase means we can develop our brand in the sector at a greater pace, whilst working more closely with the trade shows and trade bodies,” commented Intent Media managing director Stuart Dinsey.

“We have had another tremendous year of growth and are currently in three separate Top 50 charts according to the most recent Plimsoll analysis of the publishing sector. Further acquisitions are being sought.”

Intent Media’s print and online brands now include MCV: The Market for Home Computing & Video Games, Develop Magazine, Mobile Entertainment Magazine,,, ToyNews, PC Retail, MI Pro, Audio Pro and BikeBiz.

Our events include The MCV Industry Excellence Awards, Develop Industry Excellence Awards, Mobile Entertainment Awards, PC Retail Awards, Games Media Awards and BikeBiz Awards.


SAN BRUNO, CA (June 26, 2008) — Technology & Learning, NewBay Media’s 28-year, industry-leading brand has undergone a rebranding as Tech & Learning and has made significant additions to its edit and sales staff, the company announced today.

Beginning with the recently released June issue, Technology & Learning is called Tech & Learning, and features a completely new look. In addition to the cutting-edge information featured in every issue, Tech & Learning will introduce new columns and features such as “They Said It,” which highlights some of the best writing from the magazine’s award-winning web site, The web site will be debut a new look in September.

The brand’s sales and editorial re-structuring coincides with Publisher Jo-Ann McDevitt’s decision to leave the title she has helmed for 20 years to join the Association of Education Publishers (AEP) as Vice President of Sales


SAN BRUNO, CA (June 19, 2008) — NewBay Media announces that Joe Perry has been named Group Publisher of Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, and EQ magazines, which make up the company’s Music Player Network. In this role Perry assumes responsibility for overall advertising sales management of print, online, and event properties for MPN. Perry will manage display advertising directors Albert Margolis (Southwest), Greg Sutton (Northwest/New Business Development), Jessica Sullivan (Midwest), and Grace Newman (East) as well as the Specialty Sales team of Michael Montgomery (Director), Allison Smith (North) and Will Sheng (South).

Perry most recently served as Associate Publisher for Penton Media’s EM and Remix publications for ten years. Prior to that he held a sales manager post at Roland serving the pro au

BioShock’s creative team to keynote Develop conference

The creative team behind one of the biggest games of the past 12 months, 2K’s BioShock, have signed up to deliver a keynote talk at next month’s Develop conference.

2K’s Ken Levine, Christopher Kline, Nate Wells and Bill Gardner will be on hand to discuss and examine the secrets behind the success of their game, which won a number of awards last year including a BAFTA.

Levine is the founder and creative director of 2K Boston. He led the creation of the BioShock as project director and writer.

“We are obviously delighted to be welcoming Ken and the team to Develop in Brighton,” commented Andy Lane, event director of the Develop Conference at Tandem Events.

"Their passion and experience are genuinely inspirational and this session will be a fantastic start to a packed two days of knowledge building sessions. So, would you kindly take your seats, it’s going to be a brilliant few days by the sea with many of the biggest and brightest names in the development world speaking, participating and partying."

The Develop conference and expo takes place from July 29th to 31st at the Metropole Hotel in Brighton, UK. More details on the event can be found here.

ToyNews strengthens team

Adrian Miles has now joined as advertising sales manager from Imagination Games. He brings with him toy trade experience from national account positions with Hasbro and Mega Brands. He replaces Laura Crowhurst who is moving on to manage a new family business project. He will be working on both ToyNews and sister online brand

The editorial team will be boosted by the addition of staff writer Katie Roberts, who has experience in both journalism and PR, having worked for agencies such as Storm Communications and Publicity Engineers plus editorial stints at Smash Hits and local press. Roberts will be working across ToyNews and

The appointments come as ToyNews looks to increase its online presence and with a number of exciting developments in the pipeline for the print edition.

"Adrian is an experienced and popular member of the toy trade already. He has a wide range of strong relationships across the business and is just the man to take ToyNews forward," said publisher Stuart Dinsey.

"We are the most widely read toy trade publication, both in print and online. Most importantly, we are also the most popular and the most valuable. ToyNews is an essential read for everyone in the business – delivering genuine value for readers and advertisers alike.

"Katie’s arrival from a strong communications background is also great news as we take an integrated brand strategy approach to ToyNews in the UK and internationally."