A Variety of Music MagazinesA brief account of different types of music magazines.
Alternative Press• “Magazine includes information on music, videos, books, movies, fanzine reviews, upcoming release listings, music charts, more. “• This magazine seems to concentrate more on the rock genre.• Target audience is young boys due to the blue background and style of headline font.
Billboard • “News, current charts, artist information, and more from well known music magazine.” • This is a popular magazine and is referenced on many radio shows. • Focuses more on the main stream music. • Target audience mainly females aged 15 to 30.
Blender• “Covers everything from dance and hip-hop to rock, alternative and R&B. Known for pictorials of female celebrities.”• Focuses on the main stream music .• Attracting a female target audience due to the pink coloured font and the celebrity female models.
Mojo • “Well written UK music magazine featuring reviews, news, buyers guides, features, classifieds, and more. “
New Musical Express (NME)• “UK-based, the biggest- selling weekly music magazine in the world. Presents music news around the clock, reviews from around the world, interviews, and a concert guide.”
Q • “Music and entertainment magazine published in the UK. Has an extensive review section, featuring: new releases, film and concert reviews as well as radio and television reviews. “
Rolling Stone• “Popular magazine contains music and entertainment news, videos, photos, downloads, music and movie reviews, cover stories and online exclusives. “
Spin • “Focuses on the progressive new music scene and the youth culture. Gives the edge on film, art, and music, including ska, pop, R&B, rock, hip hop, and rap. “
Uncut • “Authoritative UK music and film magazine. Features hundreds of music and movie reviews, interviews and news. “
The Wire • “UK magazine covering avant rock, breakbeat, jazz, modern classical, electronica, and other sounds from the outer limits. “