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. “ • Classic Rock style magazine. • Target audience aimed at the older rock fans, 30 – 40 males.
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.”• One of the leading rock magazines.• Aimed at 25-40 dominantly males.
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, downloa ds, music and movie reviews, cover stories and online exclusives.”• This magazine is one of the best known music magazines.• Covers all music genres which creates a larger audience. Aimed at 20 – 40 mainly males.
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.” • A pop style magazine, aimed at females aged 18 – 25.
Uncut • “Authoritative UK music and film magazine. Features hundreds of music and movie reviews, interviews and news.” • Another rock magazine aimed at males aged 20 – 30.
The Wire • “UK magazine covering avant rock, breakbeat, jazz, modern classical, electronica, and other sounds from the outer limits. “ • Not a popular magazine but covers different genres from the main stream music. • Aimed at both sexes aged 35 +.