It appears that Keyboard magazine is dead at age 42.
We have not seen an official announcement from owner NewBay Media yet, but sources say that NewBay shared this message with people immediately impacted by the decision earlier today:
“Today we are introducing the new Electronic Musician, a publication uniting the best of Keyboard and Electronic Musician magazines into a single brand, to better serve the continued transformation of music and technology.
Led by veteran Editor-in-Chief Gino Robair, the new Electronic Musician will focus on topics from both magazines, as well as adding new insight into how artists and producers use technology to create today’s best music. The content will incorporate techniques and music lessons for recording, producing, and performing musicians with a focus on those who use the keyboard as a primary tool of expression.”
Keyboard magazine has been a fixture of the keyboard and electronic music world for over four decades, featuring interviews with some of the most important keyboard performers of our time, performance tutorials and transcriptions, music reviews and content by a who’s who of industry authors.
Subscribing to Keyboard was a rite of passage for many, who may have spent a long time staring at the glossy spreads….but read it for the articles.