Vogue app launches on the iPad
British Vogue was made available to buy on the iPad. The iPad version of the fashion title is being published on a monthly basis for the first time and is available to buy from Apple’s Newsstand. The International Collections issue features 90 pages of editorial, backstage images featuring Kate Moss, and Naomi Campbell and exclusive video footage of September cover supermodel Karlie Kloss.
Egmont acquires Hello Kitty Magazine rights
Egmont Publishing Group signed a deal with Sanrio to publish the Hello Kitty Magazine.The new magazine featuring the iconic Japanese character will launch on 8 August this year with a cover price of £2.99. The title is aimed at girls aged 5 to 8 and will feature Hello Kitty activities, stories and artwork and will publish monthly. Egmont already publishes Hello Kitty magazine in 13 territories and the UK will make 14. The publisher intends to target growth in key accounts, including Tesco, ASDA, Morrison's, Sainsbury's and Co-op with trade marketing and promotional activity.
Wired unveils additional speakers at 2012 conference
Wired unveiled additional speakers to the line-up for its 2012 conference. New additions include Saudi women’s rights activist Manal Al-Sharif, whose YouTube video of her driving resulted in a jail sentence. She is joined by Greg Asner, a photographer and leading expert on forest carbon and deforestation, Imogen Heap, Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and songwriter and Alissa Walker, Los-Angeles based design expert alongside many others.
NME Generation Next tour launches
NME announced the artists that will perform on the new NME Generation Next tour.US-based band Howler will headline the tour and will be supported by The Cast of Cheers and Brighton band Gross Magic. The tour will travel to 11 towns across the UK in October, starting in Bournemouth on 19 October and ending at the end of the month in The Haunt in Brighton. Tickets went on sale on 1 August on the NME website and are priced between £10-12.