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Electronic Musician
CompanyFuture US
Based inSan Bruno, California
WebsiteElectronic Musician

Electronic Musician is a monthly magazine published by Future US featuring articles on synthesizers, music production and electronic musicians.

History and profile

Electronic Musician began as Polyphony magazine in 1975, published by PAiA Electronics as a synthesizer hobbyist magazine. In 1976 it was spun off as a separate company, Polyphony Publishing Company. It was sold to Mix Publications in 1985. Mix Publications was bought by Act III Communications around 1989, which in the 1990s was bought by Primedia. Primedia's business magazines were spun off as Prism Business Media in 2005; Prism merged with Penton Media the next year. NewBay Media bought the magazine in 2011.[1] EQ Magazine was merged into Electronic Musician in May 2011.[2] Future acquired NewBay in 2018.[3] The headquarters is in San Bruno, California.[4]


  1. ^ "NewBay Media acquires Mix, Electronic Musician,, Radio and Sound & Video Contractor (SVC) from Penton". NewBay Media. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ Jones, Sarah (May 1, 2011). "EM Editor's Note: Welcome, and Welcome Back". Electronic Musician. Archived from the original on September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "PennWell Corp. and NewBay Media Acquired By UK Firms". Folio. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Electronic Musician. Media Kit 2014" (PDF). NewBay Media. Retrieved 21 November 2015.