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'LIVE magazine are an inspiration to Nando's in all that they do' - Amy Schoeman, Regional Marketing Manager, Nando's

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Sabian Muhammad who is on the youth panel for London 2012 and Liam Tootill, the Managing Director of SBTV. We also have a youtube channel livemaguk which sees video exclusives as an extension of our magazine and online content. 20,000 channel views and growing. Site Traffic: August - 35,000 unique visits We are celebrating the official launch of our new site in November with GOOGLE, and forecast the following traffic: November - 80,000* unique visits January - 100,000* unique visits *Livity Marcoms campaign to support What we offer your brand: Display Advertising - Leaderboards, MPU Sponsored Content Twitter / You Tube Reskin Social Media Promotion Bespoke branded e:zine / blog

"We worked with Live for 2011's Future Film Festival, which saw them spread the word across their large online network via content and social media. The festival was a sell out event; and they pulled the largest crowd we've seen into our delegate centre for their live music showcase." - Noel Goodwin, BFI Future Film Marketing & Communications

What can we offer your brand?


Traditional print display advertising in Live Magazine and online has high level stand out to our infuential audience. We've seen advertising from across Film, Music, Fashion, Arts & Culture, Sports, FMCG, Government, Health and Telecoms sectors. Advertisers like Red Bull, Channel 4, adidas, DAIRY COUNCIL, BARBICAN, WALKER BOOKS, and OPTIMUM FILMS. We are taking options now for Winter 2011 and Spring

1. Advertising 2. Creative Solutions 3. Youth Insight / Consultation 4. Contract Publishing 5. Training & Apprenticeships


But away from the spotlight there are music careers that are just as rewarding and exciting, often better paid and nearly always longer-lasting than the artists’, that anyone with the determination can go and get.


What do they do? Run Facebook pages, Twitter, YouTube and other social network accounts to help build an active community of fans and followers. Where? Freelance, or for a label or management company Best part? Getting paid to hang out on Facebook all day! Worst part? It’s less 9-5, more round-theclock, including weekends. Useful skills? Sociable, tech smart, funny, good spelling and grammar. Need any qualifications? No. But a big social network fan base of your own would prove you have what it takes. Good money? No. But can be done alongside other jobs and can lead to a career in this growing industry. People skilled in this area will be able to make a lot of money in the future.


What do they do? Represent artists or companies, negotiate contracts, draft agreements, and get the required result for clients. Where? Either freelance, at a label, or at one of the big entertainment law firms. Best part? People will always need lawyers! Worst part? Lots of very long boring documents to read and write. Useful skills? Attention to detail, ability to look good in a suit. Need any qualifications? Oh yes. A good law degree, then a LPC (legal practice qualification) which takes another year or two. Good money? For sure. Starts around £20k during training, rises quickly every year that to £100k and beyond.

Spotlight on PR: explains brilliant careers you may not have thought of through the video stories of people who do them. This summer, in partnership with BlackBerry, icould are shining the spotlight on some of the great music careers connected to big stars like Jessie J and Tinie Tempah and telling how you could do what they do too. Here are just a few of the careers in every star’s orbit...


Four years ago Monique Wallace was music editor of this magazine you are holding in your hands. Today she is a Regional and Online Publicist at the legendary Island Records, part of the global Universal Music Group, home to artists including Jessie J and Amy Winehouse.

What does a publicist do? My job is to try and make sure as many people as possible know about our artists and records. To do this I have to get to know lots of journalists, editors and bloggers and send them information and stories about our artists and encourage them to write about them. At the moment I’m working on Nicki Minaj, Devlin, Encore and Angel’s online PR. And for regional PR I do artists from PJ Harvey to Tinchy Stryder.

What do they do? Their job is to find new talent and then guide their musical output by advising on studios, producers, song selection or remixes. Where? Usually start as freelance scouts then work for labels or publishing companies. Best part? Listening to demos all day, going to gigs every night, working closely with artists. Worst part? See above! Useful skills? Music obsession. Being able to say no. Need any qualifications? Proven musical knowledge and taste helps. Many start as journalists or DJs. Good money? Junior scouts get paid little or nothing but top A&Rs can earn six figure sums.

What do they do? Everything from gigs through to doing deals with labels, publishers, brands, promoters and media. Where? Self-employed or for a company. Best part? Power, excitement, travel, money. Worst part? High stress, never off duty, dealing with big egos. Useful skills? Opportunism, networking, negotiation and organisation. Need any qualifications? It’s all about being trusted. That’s why many stars are managed by family or old friends. Good money? Managers often support acts financially before they get their break, but after, they can take 20% of everything the artists earn. Which can be a lot.

What skills do you need? You need to be calm under pressure and be very organised. You need to be clued up on newspapers, magazines, blogs, and journalists. I’m a bit of a blog geek. I read them every day, just to keep updated with what’s going on. How did you become a PR? I got involved with Live just before I started my Journalism and English degree. After I graduated I did loads of work experience. I just kept applying to major labels and music PRs asking for a job. I got my job three years after graduating. It was a very proud day.


What do they do? Make the stars look gorgeous for photoshoots, videos, concerts and TV shows. Where? Most are freelance but some very big stars have hair and make-up people on their payroll. Best part? Very sociable, creative, lots of travel and networking. Worst part? Lots of waiting around, early starts, unpredictable income. Useful skills? Lots of chat, resourceful, persuasive, confident, stylish. Need any qualifications? Not essential but there are good courses. Most start by assisting established pros. Good money? Like most creative careers you have to work for very little for the first few years, but pay can rise up to 3K per day for the top hair stylists.

What’s the secret to doing your job well? It really helps to be efficient, and that’s true at all stages of your career. If you’re asked to do something, do it and do it well. Also persistence; publicists are always chasing journalists for features. Be polite, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ are good nice words! Keep updated music-wise and make sure you’re across new music. What is the most exciting aspect of your work? It’s always a good feeling when I’m given a new campaign to work on. It’s also really exciting when you work with artists you admire. I don’t usually get star struck, but I was when I met Erykah Badu, I can’t lie! Who has been the biggest influence in your life? My biggest influence has to be my Mum. She’s a strong woman who taught me never to give up.

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Our in-house content and production teams create exceptional one-off publications and online content solutions. Saturday Magazine, for example, was a unique partnership between Livity’s media professionals and young people, producing a co-created customer magazine that was distributed into every USC store in the country. In addition to this we also produce branded video content.

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To become a successful music artist you need lots of luck, patience, a thick skin, deep pockets, oh and at least a bit of natural talent.

We respond to creative briefs in a unique way, collaborating between our young contributors and the expertise of our core adult team. The solution is always bespoke for the client, we don't operate in off the shelf packages - it's about truly understanding the client's objectives and what will make the audience tick. Solutions run across online, video and print, and can include co-creation, sponsored content, behind the scenes, competitions and promo campaigns. Clients include Nando's, BFI, Blackberry, O2 and youtube.





Live’s editorial team has also produced bespoke publications for DIESEL, CHRISTIAN AID and THE GUARDIAN. Call Kay or Andrea on 020 7326 5979 to discuss your publishing or online content brief


Our team develop and deliver tailored youth audience insight solutions to immerse your teams in the lives of young people. For BBC3, we created a permanent, 50-strong, nationally representative and targeted niche panel of 16-24 year olds to help BBC programmers understand their audience and produce higher quality TV. We can also consult on your Marketing and development. Clients also include Nike, Blackberry, adidas and Unilever. To discuss your youth insight brief, contact Callum@

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Publishing Dates 2011 Dates WINTER Issue: out week commencing 14/11

2012 Dates

SPRING Issue: out week commencing 13/02 (Olympics Special Issue) SUMMER Issue: out week commencing 14/05 (Paralympics Special Issue) AUTUMN Issue: out week commencing 13/08 WINTER Issue: out week commencing 12/11

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DPS Full Page Covers 1st RH Half Page Premium Positions A2 pull-out poster Leaderboard 728x90 MPU 300x250

Sales: Andrea Gamson

£5,800 £3,500 £4,200 £3,900 £2,150 £Rate + 15% £6,500 £30 CPM £35 CPM

Production: Kay Daylami

Live Magazine Piano House 9 Brighton Terrace London SW9 8DJ Switchboard: 020 7326 5979

Other Opportunities £Media +40% £65 cpt £ On request

Online Sponsored feature Main Homepage Feature Twitter / You Tube Reskin

from £800 for 1 week from £1250 for 1 week £1000 each for 1 week

Insight /Consultation

price on request

Contract Publishing Branded e-zine/ blog Print Publication

price on request price on request

Database Mailout price on request Social Media Promotion £65 per hour

Street Team Use our 100-strong Street Team to reach 5,000 young Londoners with our competetive rates Sampling £450 cpt Sponsorship of branded uniforms £ On request Event specific distribution £ On request For further information please contact

AD Artwork Creative Solutions Online

4 weeks prior 8 weeks prior 4 weeks prior

Magazine Mechanical Data

Media costs: 15% discount on media/ insertion costs to PPA registered media agencies.

Print Advertorials Inserts Covermounts


Corporate Subscriptions If you would like to receive a bulk order of LIVE Magazines each quarter BEFORE it hits the streets to distribute as you wish please contact the sales team. 4 x10 copies per issue per annum - £2.00 per copy + postage.

Full Page

Trim Bleed Type

275.x 210mm 281 x 216mm 255 x 190mm


Trim Bleed Type

275 x 420mm 281 x 426mm 255 x 400mm

1/2 Horizontal

Trim Bleed ype

134.5 x 210mm 140.5 x 216mm 114.5 x 190mm

1/2 Veritcal

Trim Bleed Type

275 x 102mm 281 x 108mm 255 x 82mm


Trim Bleed Type

510 X 400mm 516 x 406mm 490 x 380mm

Data to be supplied as Pass4Press standard Pdfs. CMYK, Maximum ink density 320%. Proofs to Fogra 39L profile. A full data spec is available on request.


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