“ an organisation or company - which could be publicly or
privately owned - that produces and/or distributes media
Some Media Institutions…
• You will find media institutions wherever you
go, they usually own many companies and
• A few institutions I will be looking at in this
presentation will be:
- Time Inc.
- Future Plc
- News Corp
• Bauer are a large European based media
company that manages a portfolio of magazines,
digital products, radio and TV stations in local
markets across the world.
• Bauer produce magazines such as Q and
Kerrang, this makes them strong contenders for
my own magazine because they are experienced
with music magazine publishing.
• Time Inc. is an American New York-based
• It publishes over 90 magazines, most notably its
• Other magazines include:
- Food & Wine
- Entertainment Weekly
- Marie Claire
• Future publishes more than 180 magazines in
fields such as video games, technology,
automotive, cycling, films and photograhy.
• Future is the official magazine company of all
three major games console manufacturers.
• It is a constituent of the FTSE Fledgling Index.
• News Corporation (officially
trading as News Corp) is an
American multinational mass
media company, formed as a
‘spin-off’ of the former News
Corporation, focusing mainly
on newspapers and
Republic of Music
• Republic of Music are one of the UK’s leading sales,
marketing and distribution companies offering
comprehensive and innovative worldwide physical and
digital distribution. We
• They have worked with the likes of Disclosure, You Me At
Six, The Black Keys, M83, Sam Smith, Mazzy Star, Neneh
Cherry, William Onyeabor, The Fratellis, Deaf Havana,
Moderat, Fatboy Slim and many more.
• The Republic of Music works closely with a host of brilliant
independent labels to sell, market and distribute their
releases and help maximise their sales potential, in the UK
• Having looked at quite a few different media
institutions, I have decided the one that would
suit my magazine the most would be ‘Republic of
• I have chosen them over the others mainly
because they publish the magazine ‘Clash’. I
imagine my own magazine to be of a similar
style, so I think that as they are experienced in a
similar style, they would be the best people for