Mac Publishing LLC, the publishers of
on Monday announced
, a new digital music magazine for Mac and Windows users. The new magazine, which will be newsstand-only, will be available on August 24, 2004.
Designed for everyone from the novice music consumer and fan to the digital-entertainment professional,
will highlight digital music technology, the digital lifestyle and music artists.
“We think the intersection of music and technology is the most exciting place in the world right now,” said Jason Snell, editor in chief of Mac Publishing, LLC. “And with our remarkable expertise with the world’s leading digital music player and legal music store, Mac Publishing is uniquely qualified to create a new magazine covering this exciting territory.”
The first issue of
provides a complete look at the world surrounding Apple’s market-leading iPod and iTunes products, including a look at the latest iPod models; a buyer’s guide of the best iPod accessories, including headphones, speakers and cases; and tips and tricks about how to use the iPod and iTunes to their fullest. In addition, the first issue includes an exclusive interview with Wilco — band members tell
why they are willing to give its music away for free online.
Other music coverage in the issue includes interviews with a broad range of musicians and DJs, reviews of new music downloads and a large collection of playlists from artists, music critics, and the
issue, featuring coverage of the iPod and iTunes as well as the broader world of digital music, is in development and planned for a newsstand-only distribution in November 2004. Also in development is
PlaylistMag.com, a community Web site dedicated to the digital music phenomenon.
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