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Hunt Valley, MD – Sheridan Magazines’ Digital Services team worked with print and digital customer The Music Trades to create a mobile app that delivered up-to-the-minute trade show news directly to attendee smart phones, iPads and other mobile devices each morning of The NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchandisers). The NAMM Show is an annual trade show that draws nearly 100,000 visitors from around the world. Titled, “Today’s Show News From Music Trades”, the innovative new mobile app not only attracted broad readership each morning of the show, but allowed the publisher to offer cross-marketing strategies in traditional print and digital media that helped contribute to a record-sized print edition that eclipsed 300 pages.

Music Trades subscribers were automatically updated by alerts on their mobile device or by way an email notification. With this unique app, The Music Trades, a 100% paid trade magazine continuously published since 1890, was able to bring late-breaking news to the NAMM show’s 95,000 attendees and to Music Trades readership via a Dynamic Edition and on iPad, iPhone or Android devices.

Paul Majeski, Publisher and third generation co-owner of The Music Trades, said, “We can take credit for the idea. However, it was Sheridan’s digital team that did all the heavy lifting and brain-stormed all the logistics that went into creating the app, getting it on iTunes and building a workflow that got this great publication on mobile devices every morning of the show. We could not have found a more competent, proactive and enthusiastic partner to help launch this new publication.”

Sheridan Magazines Digital Services Manager, Harry Wilson, commented further. “It was truly rewarding to work with The Music Trades on such a timely and innovative technology offering. We look forward to discovering new and creative ways to bring content to our customers’ audiences.”

The app yielded some exceptional statistics: 52,317 total issue visits, 7,238 unique visits, and 170,537 page views. Based on this high rate of success, The Music Trades app is set for a repeat performance at the Summer NAMM 2012, July 12th, in Nashville Tennessee.

Sheridan Mobile Edition Apps are but one in a suite of Mobile products developed and supported though Sheridan. Others include Sheridan Mobile Alerts, Sheridan Full-Text Apps, Sheridan Mobile ePrints, and Sheridan Print-to-Mobile QR Codes.


About The Music Trades
Published without interruption since 1890, The Music Trades has earned a position of unchallenged leadership, consistently offering the most thorough and insightful news coverage, the most penetrating analysis, and the most useful industry information. This superior content is why The Music Trades is the only industry trade publication with 100 percent paid and audited circulation, and why it is consistently the most sought-after advertising vehicle. Issued monthly in both print and digital formats; digital editions are available in every language. www.musictrades.com

About Sheridan Magazines
Sheridan Magazines delivers superior magazine and special interest publication printing, binding, co-mailing, and distribution services from the Dartmouth Printing Company facility in Hanover, NH. Sheridan Magazines also offers a range of technology solutions for magazines such as Dynamic and Mobile editions. It is one of five Sheridan Group companies providing print, publishing services and technology solutions to the publishing industry. (Hunt Valley, MD). www.sheridan.com