Timeless Communications Acquires Symphony Publishing

Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC) – a Nevada corporation – announced today the acquisition of the assets of Symphony Publishing, based in Needham, Mass. TCC currently publishes three business-to-business magazines serving the international live event technology industry and theater markets. The newly acquired titles serve the musical instrument and music education markets.

“We’re excited to receive the stewardship of four exceptional magazines,” says Terry Lowe, TCC, president.. “It’s a perfect fit for currently we serve the professional entertainment world with Projection Lights & Staging News (PLSN) and Front of House (FOH), and the professional, educational, and community theater worlds with Stage Directions. With this acquisition we’ll apply our business model and high level of service to the musical instrument industry via the magazine Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), and serve music educators through School Band & Orchestra (SBO), JAZZed, and Choral Director publications.” Symphony was a wholly owned subsidiary of Cleveland-based Zapis Capital Group. John McGovern, Senior Associate, Grimes, McGovern & Associates, represented Zapis in the transaction.

MMR was founded in 1879 and is the oldest continuously published music trade magazine in the musical instrument industry. During the last decade Symphony added SBO, which serves band and orchestra teachers; JAZZed, which serves jazz educators and is the official publication of the Jazz Educators Network; and Choral Director. All of these titles, along with the current TCC magazines, have a full complement of digital media products associated with them. Each magazine has its own website, email newsletter, and digital edition and is accessible on all mobile devices.

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