Invest in Electronic Sound

Support our crowdfunder, help independent publishing thrive, and own a part of the ultimate electronic music magazine

As Electronic Sound grows, it’s important to us that our readers have the opportunity to own a share of our success. For that reason, we are running a crowdfunding campaign to raise investment for the magazine. The investment will help the magazine grow and offer more exciting products, and we’ve got some brilliant rewards for all investors. Help support it from as little as £10! – Capital at risk. #InvestAware


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  • Invest from as little as £10

    You can choose to invest as much or as little as you want, starting from £10

  • Become a Shareholder

    Every investor will become a shareholder in Electronic Sound’s publishing company, Pam Communications

  • Tax Benefits

    Some investors will also be able to benefit from tax relief under the UK government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)


REWARDS
We’ve also got some great rewards for all investors. Read more about them here.

Early Birds

Get in quick and make an investment early and receive an exclusive Electronic Sound badge. Wear it with pride

£10+

All investors will get a digital copy of a new Electronic Sound Compendium – the best of the magazine from issues 1-20

£50+

Your name on the special thank you list published in the Compendium, along with the digital copy

£100+

A ltd edition, luxury physical print copy of the Compendium. Exclusive to investors, and your name on the thank you page

£500+

A VIP invite to a special live Electronic Sound event, along with the badge and all the other rewards

 

About Electronic Sound


Electronic Sound started as an iPad magazine app in March 2013. We secured our first investment a year or so later, which enabled us to build interest in what we were doing and switch from a quarterly to a monthly title. By March 2015, we were Number One in the iTunes listings for film and music magazine apps. Since July 2016, we have also been a print magazine and we are now on sale at 200+ branches of WHSmith and 67 Sainsbury’s stores, as well as selected independent newsagents.

We have published 24 issues of Electronic Sound to date and we have a social media following of almost 20,000. We have also won support from key electronic music figures and other celebrities, including Gary Numan, Karl Bartos and Wolfgang Flür (Kraftwerk), OMD, Martyn Ware (Human League and Heaven 17), comedian Matt Berry and Gadget Show presenter Jason Bradbury. Our print edition cover mount CD has meanwhile been played by radio DJs like BBC 6 Music’s Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe.

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Electronic Sound is owned by Push and Mark Roland, two seasoned UK music journalists. Push (real name Christopher Dawes) wrote for Melody Maker for many years and was the first editor of the hugely respected clubbing magazine Muzik. Mark (real name Mark Wernham) is another former Melody Maker writer and was the deputy editor of the male lifestyle magazine Mondo. The Electronic Sound team also includes award-winning commissioning editor Neil Mason, one-time features editor of the NME website, and art editor Mark Hall, who previously worked for the regional magazine publisher Archant.



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About Pam Communications


Pam Communications is Electronic Sound’s publishing company. Push and Mark are the directors of the company, which takes care of the business aspects of the magazine. Pam also has a number of board advisors who bring a wealth of specialist experience and knowledge to the business. These include former IPC Media publishing director Andy McDuff, who oversaw magazine launches such as Loaded, Uncut and Muzik, Sound Agency chairman and TED speaker Julian Treasure, whose TED videos have been viewed over 20 million times, and York Data Services managing director Mark Fordyce, whose company provides internet and IT services to businesses in Yorkshire.

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Investment FAQs


We have ambitious plans for Electronic Sound, and as the magazine grows it’s important to us that our readers have the opportunity to own a share of our success. And who better to help the magazine reach its potential than its readers? Electronic Sound is nothing without our readers’ support, and by involving as many of you as possible in the future of the title we are recruiting the best ambassadors we could hope for, as well as securing the future for the magazine.

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