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Successfully funded
Capital at risk
overfunded
Electronic Sound
127%
Raised
£95,470
Investors
293
Target
£75,000
Equity
12.13%
Pre-money valuation
£691,431

Pam Communications is the publisher of Electronic Sound, a magazine aimed at fans of electronic music. Since launch in 2016, the magazine has a worldwide distribution of over 10,000 magazines and is sold in WHSmith and Sainsburys. The company projects £428k revenue for the year 2017-18.

  • Social media following of over 20,000
  • Multiple online and offline revenue streams
  • Led by former IPC Media editors aiming to build a portfolio of titles
  • Market shows over 80% of UK magazine publishers enjoy turnover growth

Idea

Pam Communications is a special interest magazine publishing house. Our first title, Electronic Sound, is aimed at electronic music fans.

Having started as an iPad title, Electronic Sound is now also a print magazine - with over 6,700 copies distributed in the UK and 3,300 on export.

Milestones

May 2013: Launch of iPad edition of Electronic Sound

May 2014: Incorporated and first investment raise of £175,000

March 2015: Electronic Sound is Number One in iTunes' free film & music magazines

July 2016: Launch of print edition

November 2016: The print title is on sale in 280 branches of WH SMith and 65+ Sainsbury's stores

April 2017: Monthly revenue of £16,900, an increase of 128% from January

The magazine has a social media following of 20,000+ and has support from key music industry figures and other celebrities, including New Order, Underworld, BBC 6 Music's Stuart Maconie, Gary Numan, comedian Matt Berry and Gadget Show presenter Jason Bradbury.

Future launches

Pam Communications plan to launch more magazines in the next two to three years, with the aim to adopt a flexible and disruptive approach to magazine publishing, exploring new ideas in the digital space and with lower risk one-off titles.

We are interested in the following subject areas for future titles:

- Craft beer

- Photography and filmmaking

- Comedy and satire

- Other music genres

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