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Future acquires Blaze Publishing

Daniel Gumble
Future acquires Blaze Publishing

Future Publishing has acquired Blaze Publishing in a deal comprising its full catalogue of music publications and events.

The acquisition sees Future take full ownership of music titles Acoustic, Bass Guitar, Drummer and iDrum, along with associated events The London Drum Show and The London Bass Guitar Show and London Acoustic Guitar Show.

Future CEO Zillah Byng-Thorne said:"The acquisition of Blaze’s assets presents mutually beneficial opportunities in print, online and in events for both businesses. We'll gain from their team’s specialist knowledge and insight, and the deal will further strengthen Future's portfolio as we work towards fulfilling our long-term ambitions."

UK Commercial Director Clare Dove added: "This substantial investment in growing our music business demonstrates just how critical this sector is to Future Publishing and underlines our commitment to delivering the broadest possible range of advertising solutions to our valued commercial partners.”
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Future Publishing’s existing music portfolio includes Guitarist, Rhythm, Total Guitar, FutureMusic, MusicRadar and Computer Music.

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