Keyboard (magazine)

Keyboard is a magazine that originally covered electronic keyboard instruments and keyboardists, though with the advent of computer-based recording and audio technology, they have added digital music technology to their regular coverage, including those not strictly pertaining to the keyboard-related instruments. The magazine has its headquarters in San Bruno, California.[1]

Editor-in-ChiefGino Robair
PublisherJoe Perry
Year founded1975 (1975)
Final issue2017 (print)
CompanyFuture US
Based inSan Bruno, California

History and profile

Future is the owner of Keyboard which was launched in 1975.[2][3] During the initial years the magazine was named Contemporary Keyboard.[2] Over the years, the print and online editions of the magazine have moved into discussions on anything related to gear. The editors and writers of the magazine have covered historical information and stories on the development of keyboards from their inception with pioneers such as Moog Music. At times, editorial and guest articles in the magazine have covered subjects including music philosophy, keyboarding instruction, music theory, and harmonics.

It is not uncommon to find advertisements and endorsements for high-tech audio gear and computer hardware and software within the pages of the two editions.

Stephen Fortner served as the editor-in-chief of the magazine between 2009 and September 2015. Gino Robair was then made editor. [2]

In early 2017, the magazine transitioned from a standalone print publication to an online one.[4] Jon Regen was made editor of in March 2017.[5]


  1. "Keyboard Magazine". Media Contacts Lists. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  2. "Gino Robair Named Editor of Keyboard Magazine". Electronic Musician. New York, NY. September 23, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  3. Sam Hodges (July 4, 1988). "The Picks of The Music Press". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  4. Peter Kirn (January 16, 2017). "The demise of Keyboard Magazine, after 41 years". Cdm. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  5. Emusician
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