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Audio Media International: We’re back!

 

After what feels like an eternity away, it is an absolute honour to be back in the world of pro audio as editor of Audio Media International.

Since its very inception, I have always had a close connection to AMI, having been part of several of its former sister titles, most recently in the capacity of editor of PSNEurope, which sadly closed back in March. From day one, it has been held in the highest regard by the industry for its diverse array of content, providing the community with everything from agenda-setting news coverage, to insightful product reviews, interviews with the most inspiring figures and in-depth market analysis. It was little surprise then, that I, much like the rest of the industry, was so upset to see it close (thankfully temporarily) at the start of the year.

Of course, when I discovered that AMI was relaunching, my response was one of excitement, but also relief. Excitement at the return of a much-loved publication, and relief that the market would once again have a dedicated title to service its audience of manufacturers, distributors, engineers, producers and artists.

For a brief spell, it appeared that the market had been left bereft of a focused pro audio publication. This would have provided cause for concern at the best of times – a healthy trade press is an essential component of any sector – but in what is unquestionably the most challenging period this industry has ever faced, the absence of dedicated media support was alarming in the extreme. Fortunately, this wasn’t the case for very long.

Whether uniting voices from across the sector in a call for greater government support, providing a hub for the community to find out about the latest developments shaping the business, or simply keeping readers informed of the latest new products hitting the market, the importance of a premium publication cannot be overstated. And it is by delivering on these principles that we at AMI aim to serve the pro audio community.

It is not just our passion, but our duty to make sure that we reflect the incredible wealth of talent, diversity and innovation that has long been the hallmark of this brilliant industry. Despite the significant challenges it has faced, and will continue to face, over the coming months, it is humbling to see and hear stories of so much amazing work still taking place across the sector.

I personally cannot wait to start sharing some of the world class exclusive content we have in store and look forward to working with many of you in the days and weeks ahead. We’ve already been honoured to partner with the amazing 2% Rising – a networking hub for women and non-binary engineers and producers – and have confirmed that multi-talented mastering engineer Katie Tavini is joining our ranks as a monthly columnist. These are just the first of many exciting announcements that we are looking forward to sharing with you.

If you have anything you’d like to tell us about, please email daniel@audiomediainternational.co.uk