Publications

Here is a list of some significant UK music publications – some are online music publications and others continue to produce print copies depsite the challenges faced by print media. With so many music publications out there, we've just picked a few that we hope you will find useful.

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  • Audience

    Covers the international contemporary live music business. 

    Website:
    http://www.audience.uk.com
    Telephone
    +44 (0)20 7486 7007
  • Audio Media

    For professional sound engineers & studios. 

    Website:
    http://www.audiomedia.com
  • Billboard

    News about the international record industry. 

    Website:
    http://www.billboard.com
  • Clash

    One of the UK's leading independent Music Magazines.

    Website:
    http://www.clashmusic.com
    Email:
    info@clashmusic.com
    Telephone
    +44 (0)1382 808808
  • Classical Music

    The authoritative voice of the classical music profession, offering a behind-the-scenes approach to a fast changing industry. 

    Website:
    http://www.classicalmusicmagazine.org
    Email:
    classicalmusic@servicehelpline.co.uk
    Telephone
    +44 (0)844 856 0649
  • Classical-Music (BBC)

    The BBC’s best-selling classical music magazine.

    Website:
    http://www.classical-music.com/
    Telephone
    +44 (0)1795 414 749
  • CMU (Complete Music Update)

    CMU supports the music community by providing news, business intelligence, training and education. Available as a daily digest in email form for free. Additional reports and stories are available for premium subscribers. 

    Website:
    http://www.completemusicupdate.com/
  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused is a key international lifestyle title for the youth crowd.

    Website:
    http://www.dazeddigital.com
  • DJ Mag

    Originally a print magazine launched over 25 years ago to reflect the UK electronic music scene, DJ Mag is now a huge multimedia brand spanning print, web, video and events.

    Website:
    https://djmag.com/
  • Echoes

    Essential black music monthly.

    Website:
    http://www.echoesmagazine.co.uk
    Email:
    echoesprint@aol.com
  • Electronic Musician

    The online edition of Electronic Musician Magazine. Find reviews of home recording equipment, drum loops, audio samples and more. 

    Website:
    http://www.emusician.com
  • i-D

    i-D is a long established UK style and fashion magazine, embracing a range of contemporary culture, including music.

    Website:
    https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/topic/music
  • IQ Magazine

    IQ is a reliable go-to magazine for the live music sector and beyond including music industry news, emerging trends and some international context.

    Website:
    https://www.iq-mag.net/
  • Jazzwise

    Leading jazz monthly.

    Website:
    http://www.jazzwise.com
    Email:
    magazine@jazzwise.com
    Telephone
    +44 (0) 20 8664 7222
  • Kerrang!

    World’s biggest selling rock music weekly.

    Website:
    http://www.kerrang.com
    Email:
    kerrang@emap.com
    Telephone
    +44 (0)1858 438 806
  • Lighting and Sound International

    Professional and trade journal for lighting and sound in the entertainment, presentation and communications industries including music venues, theatres, concert halls, conferences and exhibitions. 

    Website:
    https://www.lsionline.com/
  • Mixmag

    Gives information on clubs and dance music and delivers playlists, podcasts and guest mixes from current producers.

    Website:
    http://www.mixmag.net
  • Mojo

    Long standing music title that's aimed at a slightly older market, its main focus is on rock, alternative and world music.

    Website:
    http://www.mojo4music.com
    Email:
    mojo@emap.com
    Telephone
    +44 (0)1858 438 806
  • Mondo Dr : Technology in Entertainment

    Trade Magazine for sound & lighting professionals incl. nightclubs, stadia, theatre, special effects, entertainment venues

    Website:
    http://www.mondodr.com
    Telephone
    +44 (0) 161 476 8340
  • Music Radar

    Online resource for guitarists, bassists, drummers and producers alike covering new gear and latest music technology. Also acts as umbrella for several leading print magazines including Total Guitar, Future Music, Rhythm and Computer Music.

    Website:
    http://www.musicradar.com/
  • Music Tech Magazine

    Practical magazine for recording musicians, sound engineers and producers which offers tutorials and how-to features.

    Website:
    http://www.musictech.net
  • Music Week

    Leading UK music industry publication, running for over 50 years, providing essential reading for anyone wanting to get to grips with the latest industry issues and the UK music business.

    Website:
    http://www.musicweek.com
  • NME (New Musical Express)

    Long established rock and pop weekly. Since 2018 the NME is available online only.

    Website:
    http://www.nme.com
  • PRS M-Magazine

    PRS M-Magazine is always an interesting read and they cover a diverse mix of new music and subjects, including conversations with many emerging UK artists. While the magazine is designed primarily for PRS Members, much of the content is free and online too.

    Website:
    https://www.prsformusic.com/m-magazine
  • Resident Advisor

    Resident Advisor provides a platform to discover electronic music, artists and events. Set up and run by dance music ethusiasts, it exists to support local electronic music scenes around the globe and they also offer a podcast.

    Website:
    https://www.residentadvisor.net/
  • Songlines

    The world music magazine.

    Website:
    http://www.songlines.co.uk
    Email:
    info@songlines.co.uk
    Telephone
    +44 (0)1753 865 342
  • Sound on Sound

    Covers music recording including articles on best practice, reviews of microphones, mixing consoles, samplers, music software and insight into how classic and current tracks were put together in the studio.

    Website:
    http://www.soundonsound.com
    Telephone
    +44 (0)1954 789888
  • Sound, Vision, Install

    Uk trade magazine for professionals within the audio-visual and custom installation industries.

    Website:
    http://www.svimag.com
  • The Line Of Best Fit

    Line Of Best Fit is the UK's biggest independent website devoted to the discovery of new music.

    Website:
    https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/
  • The Wire

    Adventurous, modern music monthly.

    Website:
    http://www.thewire.co.uk
    Email:
    subs@the wire.co.uk
    Telephone
    +44 (0)20 7422 5010
  • Time Out

    The magazine contains information for its city of publication about events in film, theatre, fashion, literature, other artistic events, eating out and nights out.

    Website:
    http://www.timeout.com/london/free-mag
    Telephone
    +44 (0)20 7813 3000
  • Vinyl Factory

    Vinyl Factory Magazine offers a comprehensive guide to contemporary record culture, featuring new releases and highlighting the best of independent labels and record stores worldwide.

    Website:
    https://thevinylfactory.com/magazine-about/