Mix Re-Launches the Mix Master Directory

NEW YORK, NY (October 29, 2013) — NewBay Media, publisher of Mix, has announced the re-launch of the Mix Master Directory as an online research source for the pro audio industry. The Directory features thousands of listings of business services and production facilities in the professional audio industry — the most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world. The Mix Master Directory can be accessed at http://directory.mixonline.com/.

The re-launched Mix Master Directory provides in-depth information in the following categories:
Production: Recording Studios; Sound Reinforcement Companies; Audio Post-Production Facilities; Schools; etc.
Business Services: Pro Audio Equipment Retailers; Record Labels; Studio Designers; and others
Manufacturers: Mixing Consoles; Digital Audio Workstations; Plug-Ins; Sound Libraries; Signal Processors; Software Instruments; Recorders; and much more

The Mix Master Directory was founded as a directory of recording studios in Northern California in 1977, along with the first issue of Mix magazine. From there, it appeared in every issue of Mix as a published regional section, with an annual directory published each year, until 2008.

Now, thanks to customer demand, the Mix Master Directory has been re-launched as a comprehensive, easy-to-use website.

“We are very excited to reboot the online version of the Mix Master Directory,” says Mix editor Tom Kenny. “Mix was founded as a directory of recording studios back in 1977, and over the past 35-plus years, we’ve worked hard to develop a directory-based network so that professionals can find audio services, whether they are in Dallas, Tulsa, Boston, Tallahassee, Los Angeles, or Spokane. The audio industry is larger than what you find on the coasts. Audio professionals can be found in every town in North America, and the Mix Master Directory provides that link.”

“It is our privilege to provide this valuable business tool to the pro audio industry,” adds Adam Goldstein, EVP/Group Publishing Director, NewBay Media. “I encourage all manufacturers and service providers to take advantage of this resource — both to find businesses to work with, and to make sure that their own listings are complete and up-to-date so they can be found by others.”

Listings in the Mix Master Directory are free, but there are low-cost options to creating enhanced listings that will attract the eyes of potential buyers.

For more information on enhanced listings, contact Doug Ausejo, Specialty Sales Associate, 650-238-0298, dausejo@nbmedia.com.

To use the Directory or add/edit your listing, visit http://directory.mixonline.com/.

NewBay Media and Outsell Launch Outsell TV

NEW YORK, NY (October 28, 2013) — NewBay Media, publisher of Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV, and Outsell, Inc., the world’s only research and advisory firm focused solely on media, information, and technology, have partnered to create Outsell TV — exclusive, invitation-only executive councils that connect television industry experts to a community of their peers. These councils offer a confidential, peer-to-peer advisory group designed exclusively for CEOs, COOs, Presidents, and division heads.

“We are pleased to join Outsell to bring this dynamic concept to C-level professionals throughout the TV industry,” states Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “The expertise that both partners bring in terms of market knowledge, analytical and data capabilities, council development, and networking will allow Outsell TV to serve the market in a deep, meaningful, and unusual way.”

Each invitation-only Outsell TV council will be made up of a maximum of 20 executives from various areas of the television industry. Councils are handpicked by previous council members and Outsell TV staff and are comprised of executives from different market segments who are not direct competitors, but who face similar concerns and are innovators and change agents in the industry. Within the safety of the council, members can discuss and debate issues crucial to their success and share case studies and best practices.

Additionally, a top Outsell TV executive facilitates the council and stays in touch with members throughout the year. Outsell TV members also have access to Outsell TV research and lead analysts for confidential decision support.

“Our new Outsell TV membership service puts us at the epicenter of the broadcast industry during a time of unprecedented change,” says Anthea Stratigos, Co-founder and CEO of Outsell.  “This exclusive peer-to-peer community of executives from the highest levels across the TV industry, augmented by our fact-based research and analysis, will help shape the future of broadcast and provide leaders with critical guidance as they position their companies for growth and success in the years ahead.”

“As an Outsell council member myself, I can attest to the impact of a personal peer group,” adds Palm. “My business data and information council has provided me invaluable insights that I could not have gained anywhere else. There is no substitute for peer-level advice from leaders who are experiencing similar challenges as you, but from different perspectives. I am anxious to see what solutions and innovations the Outsell TV councils create.”

For more information on Outsell TV membership, visit tinyurl.com/outsell-tv or contact Michael Eisen, Senior Director, Membership Development, Outsell TV at 646-592-3323 or meisen@outsellinc.com.

ABOUT OUTSELL, INC.
Outsell, Inc. is the world’s only research and advisory firm focused solely on media, information, and technology. We use a time-tested, quality-proven, top-secret blend of data, brains, community, and pizzazz to produce extraordinary value for our clients. Elite information industry executives from all over the world look to Outsell for trusted advice, bold insights, and confidential access to exclusive intelligence and decision support. Outsell has your back. You’ll stay more focused, save time, and grow revenue in a fast-changing, global, digital environment, and sleep better at night. Guaranteed. Outsell’s offices are in Burlingame, CA, and London, United Kingdom. See www.outsellinc.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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AV Technology & EDUwire Editor Margot Douaihy Moderates Technology Panel at Wainhouse Virtual EDU Summit

NEW YORK, NY (October 24, 2013) — Join Margot Douaihy, Editor of AV Technology and EDUwire, at 4:00 PM, ET at the Wainhouse Research Virtual EDU Summit: Innovation & Interactivity in the Classroom on November 12, 2013. The EDU Summit will air at 12:45 ET.

The Virtual EDU Summit will be an engaging online event for educators, technologists, administrators, and trainers and who seek to implement collaborative tools and interactive services to enhance education environments. The goal of the Virtual EDU Summit is to foster greater understanding of the technologies and solutions that are transforming today’s classroom.

The Virtual EDU Summit will focus on an evolving set of technologies — from Learning Management Systems and web collaboration to video conferencing and lecture capture. Attendees will hear about flipped classrooms to Massive Open Online Courses, user-generated content, and personal learning networks.

In addition to Wainhouse, AV Technology and EDUwire presentations, the Summit will feature Google’s Education team, WCET, GCI SchoolAccess, and the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration.

According to Margot Douaihy, “Our panelists delve into the role technology plays in education. They explore whether the rush to embrace technology can distract institutions from solving real-world problems, such as dealing with spiraling tuition increases and meeting the expectations of a new generation of learners.”

To learn more about, and register for the Summit, click here.

AV Technology and EDUwire are published by NewBay Media.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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Guitar Aficionado Magazine Announces JOHN STAMOS Featured on the Cover of the November/December 2013 issue

October 9,  2013 – Editor-in-Chief Chris Gill is thrilled to announce John Stamos is the cover feature of the November/December 2013 edition of Guitar Aficionado magazine.

This issue is out on newsstands everywhere and available digitally at the Apple App Store, Amazon Kindle, Nook by Barnes & Noble and Google Play newsstands.

In this feature interview written by Dan Epstein with original photos by Patrick Hoelck, Stamos talks about the first time he shared the stage with the Beach Boys and Jimmy Page, why he loves Gibson guitars and why he prefers rhythm over melody.

Quotes from John Stamos

On guitars:
“They just look so cool, so pretty, so womanly. A guitar is the second sexiest thing I’ve had in my hands today!”

On playing with the Beach Boys:
“That’s definitely been the highlight of my life. Who gets to play with their heroes even once? I’ve gotten to do it since I was 21!”

JOHN STAMOS
John Stamos is an Emmy® nominated actor and producer. His television credits include General Hospital, ABC’s Full House, and NBC’s Emmy Award-winning drama ER. Stamos produced and starred in ABC’s comedy Jake in Progress and Thieves and appeared in the Emmy- and Golden Globe–nominated adaptation of Raisin in the Sun for ABC. Other notable appearances include NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, HBO’s Entourage, and multi-episode arcs on Fox’s hit series Glee and NBC’s The New Normal. Stamos has had tremendous success on Broadway, having performed opposite James Earl Jones in The Best Man. He has also appeared in the Tony® Award–winning musicals Hairspray, Bye Bye Birdie, Nine and Cabaret. Along with Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, he will produce a feature musical set to the music of the Beach Boys currently in development with Twentieth Century Fox. Additional producing credits include the Emmy-nominated ABC miniseries Beach Boys: An American Family and the highly rated CBS telefilm Martin & Lewis. Stamos has also displayed his musical talents over the past 25 years while touring with the Beach Boys. He is an advocate for Project Cuddle, serves as the non-profit’s National Spokesperson and Chairman of the Advisory Board, and has been a supporter of the charity for over eight years. Stamos currently lives in Los Angeles, where he recently received the honor of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

GUITAR AFICIONADO MAGAZINE
Celebrates the luxury and celebrity lifestyle using the guitar as the common passion along with fine wines, automobiles, fashion, investing and travel. www.guitaraficionado.com 

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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State of Television Conference to Feature David Stern, Irwin Gottlieb, Michael Powell, Gordon Smith, and Other TV All-Stars

NEW YORK, NY (October 7, 2013) — Some of television’s top minds gather together to analyze all aspects of the industry at the State of Television conference, which is being held at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria on October 28. The State of Television kicks off the inaugural NYC Television Week event, which takes place from October 28-30 at the Waldorf Astoria and Metropolitan Pavilion and includes the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, TV on Wall Street, the two-day TV Summit, and the Solutions Center exhibit floor, presented by NAB Show. NYC Television Week is presented by NewBay Media and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Attendees can register for the State of Television conference at nyctelevisionweek.com

The State of Television gets right down to work, opening with an overview of the “State of the Union” — an examination of the overall business — by Michael Powell, President and CEO, National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA), and Gordon Smith, President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). From there, the conference provides in-depth explorations of many aspects of the television industry, including:

  • State of New Kids on the Block with Deb Roy, Chief Media Scientist, Twitter
  • State of Advertising with Irwin Gotlieb, Chairman, GroupM
  • State of Cable
  • State of Sports with David Stern, Commissioner, National Basketball Association (NBA)

“The State of Television’s lineup of speakers and topics will provide a comprehensive look at the industry’s current climate and offer expert opinion on where it is headed in the near future,” states Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. “This is a can’t-miss standalone event that is only the start of the great information gathering and networking opportunity that is NYC Television Week.”

That evening, the Waldorf Astoria is home to the 23rd Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, with hosts Lesley Stahl and Meredith Vieira. The Hall of Fame is recognized as the leading industry event honoring the pioneers, innovators, and stars of television.

On Tuesday October 29 and Wednesday October 30, NYC Television Week moves to the Metropolitan Pavilion for the TV Summit, TV on Wall Street, and the Solutions Center exhibit floor. Some of the sessions over these two days include:

  • Broadcast Fireside Chat with Peter Liguori, President and CEO, Tribune Company
  • Showrunners panel with Clyde Phillips, Executive Producer and Showrunner, Nurse Jackie, and Joe Weisberg, Creator, Executive Producer & Writer, The Americans
  • Lunch Program: Syndication in the Digital Age: How TV Stations Can Take Advantage of Today’s Multiplatform Options, presented by NATPE
  • New Start-Ups with Christopher Balfe, CEO, TheBlaze; Keith Clinkscales, CEO, Revolt Media; and Evan Shapiro, President, Pivot
  • Buyers Roundtable with Marianne Gambelli, EVP, Chief Investment Officer, Horizon Media; Chris Geraci, President, National Broadcast, Omnicom Media Group; and Christine Merrifield, President, Investment, Activation & Operations, MediaVest USA
  • Future of Content Distribution with Richard Buchanan, Vice President and General Manager, Comcast Media Center; Kelly Day, CEO, Blip; and Allen DeBevoise, Chairman & CEO, Machinima, Inc. Moderated by Richard Greenfield, Managing Director, Media and Technology, BTIG

Each day of NYC Television Week provides exposure to a wealth of information and the chance to network with top executives from some of the most forward-thinking companues in the television industry.

For more information and to register for the State of Television and any of NYC Television Week’s other must-see events, visit nyctelevisionweek.com.

QUICK LINKS:
NYC Television Week Home
NYC Television Week Agenda
NYC Television Week Speaker Bios
NYC Television Week Solutions Center
NYC Television Week Registration
NYC Television Week on Twitter
NYC Television Week on LinkedIn

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries —Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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Guitar World Launches AcousticNation.com

NEW YORK, NY (October 1, 2013) — NewBay Media is pleased to announce the launch of AcousticNation.com, a new channel of GuitarWorld.com focusing on acoustic music. Acoustic Nation will cover a variety of styles, including rock, folk, indie, country, and bluegrass, and a variety of instruments, including ukulele, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and acoustic bass. With news, interviews, features, lessons, gear reviews, tips, contests, and giveaways, Acoustic Nation will offer content for players young and old, contemporary and traditional, from beginner to pro.

Acoustic Nation will live within the framework of GuitarWorld.com, with content segregated in its own section, and wide exposure throughout the Guitar World site. Lessons for beginner to intermediate players will be offered, including the exclusive Acoustic Nation “Play It Now” video series in which original artists teach viewers how to play their hit songs.

Acoustic Nation’s gear coverage will range from acoustic guitars and accessories to all types of other stringed instruments, including ukulele, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, acoustic bass and more.

A highlight of the site is a stable of bloggers from throughout the music industry, including hit singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson, top Nashville songwriter Marty Dodson, new music blogger Tom Gilbert, guitar instructor Laura Zucker, indie artist Kaela Sinclair, gear blogger Justin Horenstein, singer/songwriter and author Ali Handal, NYC artist Dorit, and many more.

Social media will play a significant role in the Acoustic Nation community, as the brand will have its own Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Google + accounts.

Acoustic Nation will feature new, exclusive content daily that approaches the acoustic scene with a fresh perspective. Spearheading the project is Acoustic Nation editor, Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry veteran, guitarist, and singer/songwriter. Whitmore also writes the Guitar Girl’d blog for GuitarWorld.com and is the founder of the Women’s International Music Network.

“The time is right for an acoustic music website that reflects the freshness, range, and excitement of today’s music scene where acoustic artists are more popular than ever,” says Brad Tolinski, editorial director of Guitar World and Acoustic Nation. “We look forward to leading a diverse community of musicians and enthusiasts who are breaking new ground with old-school instruments.”

To celebrate its launch, Acoustic Nation is hosting a giveaway contest for the month of October. Sign up now for a chance to win a FREE Peavey DW-3 Acoustic Guitar, valued at $399.99 street. Go to www.facebook.com/acousticnationnews.

Acoustic Nation joins NewBay Media’s roster of iconic music industry brands, which includes Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitar Aficionado, Revolver, Bass Player, Keyboard, Electronic Musician, and Mix.

Find out more at AcousticNation.com.

Links:
Twitter: @acnationnews and #acousticnation
Facebook.com/acousticnationnews
YouTube.com/acousticnationnews
Instagram.com/acousticnationnews
Googleplus: Acoustic Nation

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

B&C and Multichannel News Introduce TV Biz Webinar Series

NEW YORK, NY (September 25, 2013) — Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, the leading sources of news and information for the television industry, has introduced the TV Biz series of webinars to bring the same high-level discussions that take place at their in-person events to the desktops of television executives. Each webinar will be 75 minutes long and feature a panel of top industry thought leaders.

TV Biz webinars launch September 26 with “How Can Social Media Help TV Ratings?” with a panel that includes Deirdre Bannon, Vice President of Product, SocialGuide; Mike Hess, Data Fusion and Integration Lead, Media Analytics Group, Nielsen; John Mullin, Executive Digital Producer, Client Services, R/GA; and Beth Rockwood, SVP, Market Resources and Advertising Sales Research, Discovery Communications.

Upcoming TV Biz webinar topics include “Digital Piracy” on October 24, and “What does Consolidation Mean For Your Business” on November 20. There are many more to be announced.

“For decades, B&C and Multichannel News have been bringing the industry together to discuss the important topics and challenges of the day,” states Louis Hillelson, VP/Publishing Director, NewBay Media, publisher of Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. “The TV Biz webinar series will continue this tradition at an added convenience to busy television executives. These high-profile virtual events will provide a positive impact on their businesses in the same way our live events have, all from the comfort of their offices.”

For more information on becoming a TV Biz webinar sponsor, contact Louis Hillelson at 917-281-4730 or lhillelson@nbmedia.com.

For more information on “How Can Social Media Help TV Ratings?” and the other announced webinars, visit broadcastingcable.com or multichannel.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

Guitar Player and Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Present the Ultimate Musician’s Fantasy Camp

LAS VEGAS – September 13, 2013 – For the very first time, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp and GUITAR PLAYER magazine are partnering to deliver the ultimate fantasy for aspiring and accomplished musicians! Campers will live a part of the rocker life with legendary guitarists. They will also write, record, and jam with rock star counselors and perform live. The four-day camp is on sale now at www.rockcamp.com.

Guitar legends Joe Perry, Eric Johnson, and Steve Vai will appear at this one-of-a-kind camp for guitar zealots, sharing their experience, techniques, riffs, tone tips, and creative concepts in real-world band settings and seminars. During the camp, Joe Perry will be receiving the GP Certified Legend Award. Best of all, you get to play side-by-side with these icons and see their magic up-close-and-personal. All levels of player are welcome. Drummers, bassists, keyboard players and vocalists are encouraged to attend.

Over the course of four days, campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors, including mega artists such as Elliot Easton (The Cars), Gary Hoey, Tony Franklin (The Firm), and Joe Vitale (drummer for CSN and the Eagles). There will also be special guest appearances from none other than John 5 (Rob Zombie) and legendary bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen & Chickenfoot). Participants can also join their favorite GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE editors Michael Molenda and Brad Tolinski for special Q&A sessions with Rock Star attendees (GP to add more info).

With two performances at a popular Las Vegas venue, recording sessions, interactions with the editorial staff of your favorite magazine, GUITAR PLAYER Magazine, and so much more, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

Beginners and novices do not be intimidated by this line-up. Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp’s multi-day camps were created for musicians of all levels of any instrument including drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, horns, and vocals. RRFC provides all backline and audio gear. Campers are encouraged to bring and enjoy their own instruments.

About Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp
Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp was created in 1997 by music industry veteran David Fishof and is located in state-of-the-art facilities in Las Vegas. Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is designed for musicians of any instrument including drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, horns, and even vocals. Past rock star headliners have included Jeff Beck, Roger Daltrey, Def Leppard, Slash, Brian Wilson, Joe Walsh, Jack Bruce, Steven Tyler, Vince Neil, and Gene Simmons, among many others. For more information, please visit www.RockCamp.com or finds us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Guitar Player Magazine
Owned by NewBay Media, LLC, Guitar Player is the world’s most comprehensive, trusted and insightful guitar publication for passionate guitarists and active musicians of all ages.  Every style is covered – rock, blues, metal, and jazz – and exclusive monthly features include interviews with the best guitar players in the world.  Guitar Player is available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and the Nook.   Find out more at www.GuitarPlayer.com.

About NewBay Media
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

Media Contacts for NewBay Media                    Media Contacts for RRFC:
Emily O’Neil                                                               David Fishof
NewBay Music Group                                               RRFC Enterprises, LLC
646-723-5416                                                           888-762-2263 ext 4
eoneill@nbmedia.com                                               david@rockcamp.com

NewBay Media Acquires Assets of Signage Solutions

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2013) — NewBay Media has announced that they have acquired the assets of Signage Solutions from Partners Publishing, including the magazine’s web assets, editorial content, and subscriber lists. In addition to the brand’s assets, Signage Solutions publisher Ben Skidmore and his team at Partners Publishers’ Representatives will work with NewBay’s sales teams, focusing on expanding our digital signage franchise and working with strategic accounts in the security and surveillance markets.

“Our goal is to continue to be the number one resource for all digital signage professionals,” says Adam Goldstein, EVP/Publishing Director for NewBay Media. “Signage Solutions, when added to our current offerings that include Digital Signage magazine, AVNetwork.com, Digital Signage Weekly enewsletter, Digital Signage Directory, and Digital Signage Best Practices Guide, gives us unparalleled depth and reach into the market.”

Skidmore, who started Partners Publishers’ Representatives in 2005, has extensive marketing experience in the digital signage, security, and surveillance industries. He and his team will contribute to NewBay’s stable of leading AV brands, including Digital Signage, Systems Contractor News, AV Technology, Sound & Video Contractor, and Healthcare AV.

“By working with Ben and his team at Partners Publishers’ Representatives, we can expand our reach into select markets and deliver more options to our marketing partners and readers,” adds Goldstein.

“NewBay Media is clearly the best home for Signage Solution’s content and readers,” states Skidmore. “I am glad to have the opportunity to integrate its assets into NewBay’s collection of leading AV integration brands, and am looking forward to working with their sales teams.”

NewBay Media’s acquisition of the Signage Solutions content and database is effective immediately.

Ben Skidmore can be reached at 972-587-9064 or ben@partnerspr.com.

For more information about the Signage Solutions integration and NewBay’s digital signage products, contact Adam Goldstein at 212-378-0465 or agoldstein@nbmedia.com.

About SIGNAGE SOLUTIONS
Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks. Content within the site and in print addresses the needs and concerns of the end user, integrator and network operator. Signage Solutions looks at digital signage solutions and products and how they can be applied to better serve our readers within their industry profession. For more information, visit www.signagesolutionsmag.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

Bob Kovacs Named Editor of Government Video

NEW YORK, NY (August 22, 2013) — NewBay Media has announced that, effective immediately, Bob Kovacs has been named editor of Government Video. Kovacs, whose experience includes tenures as editor of Pro Video Review and technology editor of TV Technology, brings with him decades of not only accomplished video industry articles but also extensive, real-world video production knowledge.

Government Video’s mission is to provide comprehensive coverage to support the work and careers of government video professionals,” states Paul McLane, editorial director in the company’s Broadcast/Video Group. “We’re excited to have Bob Kovacs bring his technical and journalistic skills — not to mention his enthusiasm for creating great video — back to NewBay Media.”

Kovacs has had more than 400 articles published in various magazines and newspapers, including TV technology and Government Video. Matching his journalistic prowess, he has also produced more than 400 videos posted on YouTube, all of which he shot and edited. His videos range from simple stage performances to “how-to” videos to short documentaries of local events. Kovacs’ personal YouTube “channel” has more than 5 million views.

“I’ve been a frequent contributor to the NewBay family of publications for years,” says Kovacs. “I am delighted to be back in the fold, and to share my passion for the video industry and video production with the Government Video audience.”

Kovacs can be reached at (703) 852-4640 or bkovacs@nbmedia.com. For information about advertising opportunities in Government Video, contact Eric Trabb at (212) 378-0400 x532 or etrabb@nbmedia.com.

About GOVERNMENT VIDEO
Government Video is the only magazine focused on video professionals in public service and the use of video technologies in the public sector. The Government Video readership includes professionals working at the local, state and federal levels, as well members of the military, first responders and the judicial system. The annual Government Video Technology Expo provides an educational forum for discussing video, AV, multimedia, broadcast and other communication technologies, as well as a product exhibition for seeing and testing the latest in video technology. The 2013 GV Expo will be held December 3–5, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.