BandLab Technologies acquires The Guitar Magazine and MusicTech Magazine, continuing its commitment to connect music creators and fans to their passions

SINGAPORE & UNITED KINGDOM; OCTOBER 23, 2018 – BandLab Technologies, a collective of global music brands, today announced the acquisition of popular music making media brands, The Guitar Magazine and MusicTech from Anthem Publishing in England. The editorial and commercial teams for both brands will continue to operate in the UK.

“We are excited to welcome The Guitar Magazine and MusicTech to BandLab Technologies. We have a shared passion for creating the best experience for music makers and listeners. These brands will strengthen our vision to create a connected world of music and empower people everywhere to be creative,” says Meng Ru Kuok, CEO of BandLab Technologies. “We’re pleased to be bringing on such an experienced and knowledgeable team, who will continue to deliver informative and empowering content for musicians, producers and creators as we invest and build on the excellent foundation these brands have today across their physical and digital products.”

Jon Bickley, Founder of Anthem Publishing, says “As our very first title, MusicTech has a special place in our hearts here at Anthem, while eight years of our ownership has seen The Guitar Magazine reinvent itself as an award-winning, high quality magazine and website. We’ve been proud that both titles have encouraged people around the world in their love of music creation, recording and more, and we’re pleased that BandLab Technologies will now take the brands forward in the next stage of their evolution.”

The MusicTech and Guitar Magazine office remains in the United Kingdom, while parent company, BandLab Technologies, is headquartered in Singapore.

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About BandLab Technologies:

BandLab Technologies is a collective of global music brands with a vision to connect the world of music. This includes BandLab, the group’s flagship digital product – a social music platform that enables creators to make music – and share the creative process with musicians and fans.

Together, our brands share a passion. We’re driven by integrating the physical, digital and social supply chain, to enable better experiences, opportunities, and connections for all music lovers. Established in 2016, BandLab Technologies is headquartered in Singapore. For more information, visit

About The Guitar Magazine

The Guitar Magazine is a home for all guitar lovers. Our in-depth equipment reviews, workshop features, artist interviews and vintage coverage make The Guitar Magazine a must-read. Whether you’re a casual strummer or a pro musician, The Guitar Magazine gives you all you need to learn, fix, build and play. With teams in Singapore and the United Kingdom, The Guitar Magazine was founded in 1991 and has been part of BandLab Technologies since October 2018.

About MusicTech Magazine

MusicTech magazine and are an integrated magazine and website dedicated to the latest trends, technique, gear, and software within the world of music production. Both magazine and website are brought to you by a panel of dedicated experts working in the fields of recording, mixing, and mastering, across every major DAW and within studios packed with the latest and classic gear. We bring you the latest news as it happens, exclusive reviews of the latest studio hardware and software, in-depth technique features and round-ups of the best music gear. With teams in Singapore and UK, MusicTech has been part of BandLab Technologies since October 2018.


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