Live Design FAQs


What is Live Design?
Live Design is the must-read creative and technical journal for live entertainment professionals in lighting, sound, staging, and projection. Each issue provides designers, programmers, and technicians with tips and trends, news and reviews of the latest gear, reports from the field, and industry viewpoint and commentary. From concerts to theatre, houses of worship to clubs, theme parks to corporate events, Live Design is your one stop resource for live event production technology.

What happened to Entertainment Design, Lighting Dimensions, and SRO?
The key components of these three magazines–staff, editorial focus, etc.–were merged to create this magazine, which debuted in December of 2005.

How often is it published?
Live Design is now published digitally on a monthly basis. It is available for free download from the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad and from Google Play for Android smartphone and tablet.

What is the circulation?
Live Design has a controlled circulation of approximately 18,000.

What other “products” are there?The Live Design franchise is a true multi-platform franchise, with an extensive website, a weekly e-newsletter, another weekly enewsletter focused on new gear, and the Live Design Broadway Master Classes, held in New York City in May, as well as the Projection Master Classes held during LDI each year. The magazine is also the official publication of the LDI trade show, the largest show of its kind in North America.


What is the size of the magazine?
The size of the magazine size is 9” x 10.875”.

How can I subscribe to Live Design and the newsletters?
To subscribe to the magazine or our e-newsletters, fill out the form on our subscription page here.

Who do I contact about editorial matters?
Marian Sandberg is the editor of Live Design; she can be reached at or at 212-204-4266.

Who do I contact about a subscription issue?
Please contact either associate publisher David Johnson at, or Bev Walter at

Who do I contact about advertising or exhibiting?
Live Design and LDI are serviced by two sales reps:


Where can I find ad rates?
Our advertising section is located here:

Who do I contact about the Broadway Master Classes?
Please contact either associate publisher David Johnson at or 212-204-4272, or consulting editor Ellen Lampert-Greaux at You can also find out more about the Master Classes here.

Who do I contact about reprints?
Please contact our reprints department at

Who do I contact about getting a press release published on the website?
Live Design has a section on its website called The Briefing Room, which allows PR people to upload press releases and photos on their own. Check it out and apply for an account here by clicking "register" at the upper right, or contact editor Marian Sandberg at for more info.


This page has been translated into Spanish language by Maria Ramos.

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