Luke Byatt sells Futuremag Music to Brooklyn Gibbs (EXCLUSIVE)
Pitcited LR: Brooklyn Gibbs, Patrick Staveley, Luke Byatt (Credit: Scott Heldorf)
Australian blog Futuremag Music is under new management, TMN can exclusively confirm.
Founded in 2015 by Luke Byatt, the publication has built a cult following within the underground electronic music scene. It has published over 1,000 pieces of content since its launch.
Byatt – who is currently the broadcast and playlist manager at TMRW Music – is now passing the torch to Brooklyn Gibbs, who immediately becomes the outlet’s new owner and publisher.
Gibbs has already named Patrick Staveley as associate editor.
The title has covered everything from Australian circuit highlights (Splendour In The Grass, Listen Out, This That + More), to providing artists with some of their early music videos (Audrey Nuna, Nadine Luster, CIFIKA + More ), while offering local acts their initial foothold in the media space (Vlossom, Luke Alessi, Skeler, Taka Perry + More).
Byatt said he was “beyond proud” that Futuremag Music had become an institution in the industry.
“As I focus on other ventures, I wanted to hand Futuremag Music to a party whose dedication to promoting underground artists and independent media aligned with my vision,” he said. TMN. “I couldn’t be happier to have Brooklyn and Patrick forging the publication into the future.”
Gibbs is a music journalist who has been published by The Brag, Happy Mag, The NT News, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian.
“As someone who has written for Futuremag Music before, I recognize how valuable an independent publication like this is for emerging artists,” she said.
“The publication will continue to support and promote underground artists.
“I really like what Luke has done with Futuremag Music, so fans of the publication can always expect the quality and personal insights into the music scene that Futuremag Music is known for.”
Gibbs also said he would expand beyond electronic music to include a mix of other genres.