Future’s acquisition of Blaze adds new shooting vertical and music events

futurePress Release: Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has acquired, for an undisclosed sum, the assets of Blaze Publishing. Blaze is a UK-based publisher and event organiser, which focuses on the shooting and music sectors through a combination of events, consumer magazines, trade publications and contract publishing.

The acquisition adds shooting as a new content vertical, broadens Future’s leading music events and publishing portfolio, further diversifying the Group’s revenue streams.¬†Blaze owns the established music events The London Drum Show and The London Bass Guitar Show in addition to music magazines Acoustic, Bass Guitar, Drummer and iDrum.

Blaze’s shooting titles, a new vertical for Future, include Sporting Rifle, Clay Shooting, Airgun Shooter, Bow International, Gun Trade News and iShoot.