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A music magazine is a magazine dedicated to music and music culture. Such magazines typically include music news, interviews, photo shoots, essays, record reviews, concert reviews and occasionally have a covermount with recorded music.

Notable music magazines

Music magazines were very prolific in the United Kingdom, with the NME (short for New Musical Express) leading the pack since its first issue in 1952. NME had a longstanding rival in Melody Maker, an even older publication which had existed since 1926, however by 2001 falling circulation and the rise of internet music sites caused the Melody Maker to be absorbed into its old rival and cease publishing. Several other British magazines such as Select and Sounds also folded between 1990 and 2000. Current UK music magazines include Q, Kerrang! and Mojo (all published by EMAP). Magazines with a focus on pop music rather than rock and aimed at a younger market include the now-defunct Smash Hits and the BBC's Top of the Pops, which outlived the television show on which it was based.

Major music magazines in the United States include Rolling Stone (founded in 1967) and Spin (founded in 1985). Clash Magazine was voted 'Music Magazine of the Year' in 2004 and is the second largest UK online presence , Clash was also Awarded Magazine of the Year at the PPA Scotland Awards.

The leading music magazine in India is The Big M, capturing a substantial part of the Market Share. The completely indigenous magazine has grown by leaps and bounds in a short span of time and presently has a circulation which spans Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, etc. The Big M has been associated with a number of leading Indian bands and artists like Indian Ocean, Motherjane and the like. The core values of the magazine are promoting and nurturing Indian talent. A talent hunt competition in association with a leading TV channel and a mega event along the lines of Rock in Rio will be launched in early 2011.

Among classical music magazines, Diapason is the most read in France.

Nostalgia Magazines - An example of a nostalgia magazine is Keep Rockin'[1] 50's & 60's nostalgia magazine. The Premier issue came out in January 2009. The magazine features a mixture of current events surrounding that time period (concerts, car shows, etc.) and stories with original photos from the 50’s & 60’s as well as some reader written articles about experiences growing up during this time period.

Covermounts

Several music magazines include a free album of music (usually a compilation of tracks by various artists), known in the publishing industry as a covermount. The practice began in the 1980s with UK magazine Smash Hits giving away flexi discs, and graduated to mixtapes and compact discs in the 1990s, with modern magazines such as NME and Mojo frequently including cover compilations.

The tracks are cleared for release by the relevant record companies, and are usually released for promotional purposes.

Nostalgia Magazines- and example of a nostalgia magazine is Keep Rockin' 50's & 60's nostalgia magazine. The Premier issue came out in January 2009. The magazine features a mixture of current events surrounding that time period (concerts, car shows, etc.) and stories with original photos from the 50’s & 60’s as well as some reader written articles about experiences growing up during this time period.

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