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Artnois – Music Magazine PDF

Artnois Magazine Website

Issues 2012 – 2014

Artnois

“Discover Art and Music” – Website

Bass Magazine – Music Magazines PDF

Bass Magazine Website

Issues 2019 – 2020

Bass Magazine

“From in-depth artist interviews and revealing gear reviews to thought-provoking columns and insightful lessons, Bass Magazine is your daily destination for everything low end. Bass Magazine is brought to you by the team that created and ran Bass Player magazine for its first 30 years.” – Website.

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Beatles Monthly Book – Music Magazine PDF

1963-1969

London: Sean O’Mahony

“The Beatles Book (also known as Beatles Monthly) was a fanzine dedicated to the English rock band the Beatles, founded in 1963. It was first published in August 1963 and continued for 77 editions until it stopped publication after the December 1969 edition. It was revived in 1976, and ceased publication in 2003.” – Internet Archive.

Billboard – Billboard Magazine Archives

Billboard Magazine Website

1894-2017 at World Radio History

1894-1938 at Internet Archive (Black & White)

1980-2011

Billboard Co., Cincinnati, OH

“An American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.” -Wikipedia. Billboard magazine archives.

Blues Unlimited – Music Magazine PDF

1972-1987 (Black & White)

UK: BU Publications

Blues Unlimited was a British monthly music magazine dealing with all aspects of blues music published by BU Publications, Ltd. Issues featured interviews with established and obscure blues artists, record label news, record reviews, letters and discographies. Music magazines pdf free.

Canadian Musician – Free Music Magazines

Canadian Musician Magazine Website

Issues 2015 – 2020

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada: NWC World

“Canada’s magazine for professional and amateur musicians. Published bi-monthly, Canadian Musician features regular columns on Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Brass, Woodwinds, Vocal, MIDI, Business, Songwriting, Live Sound, Recording and On-Line Music. Also included are classified ads, opportunities for musicians, new releases and new products.” – Publisher.

Cash Box – Cash Box Music Industry Magazine

1942-1996

NY: Cash Box Inc.

“Cash Box was a weekly magazine dedicated to the music and jukebox industries published from July 1942 to November 1996. An alternative to Billboard Magazine, Cash Box included regional chart data, hit songs by city, radio station, and record sales, popularity by jukebox, and charts by genre including country and R&B music. Initially, Cash Box listed songs with artist and label information, alphabetized by label, making it easier to track the impact of specific labels on the music scene. It also featured news of tours, insider gossip, album summaries, and photographs found nowhere else, as well as stories on thousands of singers, bands, and musicians, both famous and not so famous, rising stars and fading meteors, long-time stars and one-hit wonders. Later issues included sections for Canada, Great Britain, Belgium, Holland, Japan, Mexico, and other foreign countries.” – Internet Archive. Cash Box Magazine back issues.

Circus Magazine – Circus Magazine Archive

1966-1993 (Black & White)

U.S: Gerald Rothberg

Circus was a monthly American magazine devoted to rock music, published from 1966 to 2006. In its heyday the magazine had a full-time editorial staff that included some of the biggest names in rock journalism, and rivaled ‘Rolling Stone’ in sales and surpassed ‘Creem’. Circus Magazine Archive.

CMJ New Music Monthly – Free Music Magazines

1995-2008

NY: CMJ Holdings Corp.

“CMJ New Music Monthly magazine was a monthly music magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features published from 1993 to 2009. Each issue included a compact disc with 15 to 24 songs by well established bands, unsigned bands, and everything in between.” – Wikipedia. Free music magazines online. Music magazines pdf free.

Computer Music Magazine – Computer Music Magazine Back Issues

Computer Music Magazine Website

2015

Bath, UK: Future plc

“Computer Music magazine is the world’s best-selling magazine dedicated solely to making music with your Mac or PC. Each month, you can find easy-to-follow tutorials for all sorts of music software, expert video guides, unbiased reviews of the latest products, and studio sessions with pro producers. Computer music magazine back issues.

Crawdaddy Magazine – Crawdaddy Magazine Back Issues

1975-1979 (Black & White)

U.S: Paul Williams

Crawdaddy was an American rock music magazine launched in 1966. It was created by Paul Williams, in response to the increasing sophistication and cultural influence of popular music. Preceding both Rolling Stone and Creem, Crawdaddy was the training ground for many rock writers just finding the language to describe rock and roll, which was only then beginning to be written about as studiously as folk music and jazz. Crawdaddy magazine back issues.

Disques – Classical Music Magazine PDF

1930-1933

Philadelphia: H. Royer Smith

“Disques” was a small review magazine featuring articles and reviews of Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bax, Delius, Toscanini, Elgar, Prokofiev, Cowell, Karl Muck, Furtwängler, and more. Classical music magazine.

DIY – Magazines for Music PDF

DIY Magazine Website

2014 – Present

London, UK: DIY Magazine

“The UK’s leading independent music magazine in digital and physical print with over 1m followers around the world.” – Publisher.

DownBeat Magazine – Jazz Music Magazines PDF

DownBeat Magazine Website

1937-1961

Chicago: Maher

DownBeat is an American magazine devoted to “jazz, blues and beyond.” Founded in 1934 in Chicago. Jazz music magazine pdf.

The Etude – Music Teaching Magazine

1884-1957 at Internet Archive

1883-1957 (PDFs for download)

Pennsylvania: Theodore Presser

Etude Magazine was published from 1883-1957. “It was a staple for music teachers throughout the country, providing articles related to music history, new developments in music, and practical teaching techniques, as well as musical scores from the classics and new pieces for beginning to advanced students. Begun as an aid for piano teachers, the magazine grew to include information and literature for vocal and instrumental enthusiasts as well.” – Gardner-Webb U website. Music magazines pdf free. Music teaching magazine.

Gramophone – Classical Music Magazines PDF

Gramaphone Magazine Website

2008-2020

London: Mark Allen Group

“Gramophone is a magazine published monthly in London, devoted to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings. It was founded in 1923 by the Scottish author Compton Mackenzie who continued to edit the magazine until 1961. On its website Gramophone claims to be: “The world’s authority on classical music since 1923.” – Wikipedia. Classical music magazine pdf.

Guitar World – Magazine for Music PDF

Guitar World Magazine Website

1980-2006

Future Publishing Ltd

“For more than 31 years, Guitar World magazine has served as North America’s leading publication for rock guitarists, providing unique instructional content, exclusive photography and interviews with the genre’s leading celebrity guitarists. Each month, Guitar World offers lessons that help players refine their craft, in-depth reviews of the latest guitars, amplifiers and effects, current happenings from around the rock scene, celebrity columnists and one-on-one conversations with artists ranging from iconic superstars to the young guns of today.” Magazines pdf online. Guitar magazine.

Headliner – Free Music Magazine

Headliner Magazine Website

Issues 2014 – Present

Headliner Magazine

“Using the talent to tap into the technology, the Headliner Group provides an insight from the creative’s perspective, offering a unique view of the music industry from the people working within it. With a wealth of experience working with record labels, publishers and manufacturers within the audio and MI worlds, Headliner uniquely bridges the gap between the music and audio industries, connecting with top level, emerging and aspiring talent as well as behind the scenes professionals for our global audience.” – Website. Music Industry Magazine PDF.

High Fidelity Music – Music Magazines PDF

1951-1989

U.S.

“High Fidelity was an American magazine that was published from April 1951 until July 1989 and was a source of information about high fidelity audio equipment, video equipment, audio recordings, and other aspects of the musical world, such as music history, biographies, and anecdotal stories by or about noted performers. – Wikipedia. High Fidelity Magazine back issues free. Music equipment magazines PDF.

Hits – Music Magazines PDF

Hits Magazine Website

1987-2002

U.S.

“Hits magazine is an American music industry trade publication. Founded by Lenny Beer and Dennis Lavinthal, who had previously worked in independent promotion, it was launched as a print magazine in August 1986. It quickly became one of the more widely circulated “tip sheets” with considerable record industry support.” -American Radio History. Music business magazines free.

Houston Music News Magazine AKA Texas Music News – Music Business Magazine

Houston Music News Magazine Facebook Page

2018 – Present

League City, Texas: Wildman

“Houston Music News is the oldest & largest music monthly in Texas. It comes out in both print & Internet. This is the Who’s Who in the live music industry. They cover national as well as local talent acts. This is a must for concert venues & promoters, bar/ club owners, musicians, music stores, etc.” – Publisher. Music business magazines free.

Illinois Entertainer – Music Business Magazine

Illinois Entertainer Website

Issues 2013 – Present

Chicago, Illinois: Illinois Entertainer

“Chicagoland’s free music monthly magazine” – Website. Music Business Magazines free.

The Independent Music Show – Music Magazines PDF

The Independent Music Show Magazine Website

Issues 2017 – Present

Independent Music Show

Magazine produced for the Independent Music Show radio program that is broadcast on stations around the world. It includes a program schedule, links to independent music, and articles and news. Music magazines pdf.

JazzTimes – Jazz Music Magazine PDF

JazzTimes Magazine Website

1994-2004

Silver Spring, MD Glenn Sabin

“America’s preeminent jazz magazine relies on an award-winning staff to provide uncompromising and provocative coverage of the jazz scene in the U.S. and throughout the world. Featuring special themes, insightful profiles,comprehensive guides and timely news reports.” – JazzTimes Magazine, Jazz Music Magazine free.

Kerrang Magazine – Kerrang Magazine

Kerrang Magazine Website

1980s-2015

London: Wasted Talent Ltd

“Kerrang! magazine is a British weekly magazine devoted to rock and metal music, currently published by Wasted Talent. Kerrang! was initially devoted to the new wave of British heavy metal and the rise of hard rock acts. In the early 2000s it became the best-selling British music weekly.” – Wikipedia. Kerrang Magazine, Rock Music Magazine free.

Melodic Magazine – Music Magazines PDF

Melodic Magazine Website

Issues 2018 – 2020

U.S.: Melodic

“Here at Melodic we aim to keep you up to date on your favorite artists (and soon to be favorites), provide you with interviews, tour dates, live photos, album and show reviews, and a monthly eZine for you to enjoy.” – Website. Music magazines pdf.

Melody Maker – Melogy Maker Magazine

1967-1969

London – Melody Maker

Melody Maker magazine was a British weekly music newspaper and one of the world’s earliest music weeklies. It was founded in 1926, as a magazine for dance band musicians. In the late ’60s it concentrated on Rock & Pop, but also included pages for such genres as Jazz and Folk. Melody Maker magazine back issues. Music magazines pdf free.

Modern Drummer – Music Magazines PDF

Modern Drummer Magazine Website

1977-2019

U.S.: Modern Drummer

“Caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers through interviews with the world’s best drummers. MD also reports on trends, activities, drum products, publications, and recordings. A roster of over 35 educational departments offers readers playing tips and advice.” – Publisher. Modern Drummer Magazine. Music magazines pdf.

Mojo Magazine – Mojo Magazine Back Issues

Mojo Magazine Website

2016-2021

UK: Bauer Media

“Mojo magazine is a popular music magazine published initially by Emap, and since January 2008 by Bauer, monthly in the United Kingdom.” Founded in 1993. – Wikipedia. Mojo Magazine back issues.

Music Legends – Rock Music Magazine PDF

Coda Records Website

2019 – Present

Chichester, UK: Coda Records

“Music Legends is the new monthly rock music magazine featuring the greatest stories and music history of classic rock bands, legacy rock music, and rock legends, including the early days of Queen, an in-depth interview with Pete Best, the original Beatles drummer, Fleetwood Mac on the making of ‘Rumours’, plus Springsteen, The Clash, Eagles , U2, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Deep Purple, Wishbone Ash, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Prince, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Who, The Eagles, Bowie, Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Robert Plant, Stevie Nicks, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Rainbow, Whitesnake,Ozzie Osbourne, Kansas, Yes, Genesis, ELP, ELO, Nirvana, Green day, Sex Pistols, Credence Clearwater Revival and much, much more! ” – Publisher. PDF free magazines, pdfmagazines download. Rock Music Magazine free.

Music Lovers’ Phonograph Monthly Review – Free Music Magazine PDF

1926-1932

Phonograph Publishing Co., Boston, MA

Subtitle: “An Independent Magazine for Amateurs Interested in Recorded Music and Its Development”. This monthly contained news of new recordings and many reviews. The emphasis was on ‘classical’ music, but a column entitled “Analytical Notes and Reviews by our Staff Critics” covers, in addition to Orchestral, Chamber Music and Choral, non-classical categories such as Popular, Dance, Band, Novelty, and Foreign Records. Music Lovers’ Phonograph Monthly Review.

The Music Magazine and Musical Courier – Music Magazines PDF

1880-1962 at Internet Archive (Black & White)

NY: Blumenberg

“The Musical Courier began in 1880, and included editorials, obituaries, announcements, scholarly articles and investigatory writing about musical instruments and music in general. These included “construction practices, descriptions, tools, exhibitions and collections, new technologies, and laws and legal actions” relating to the music industry.” – Wikipedia. Music magazines pdf.

Musical America – Music Magazine PDF

Musical America Website

1898-1961 at Internet Archive (Black & White)

New Jersey:

The oldest American magazine on classical music, first appearing in 1898. It was a weekly until 1929, then producing 15-20 issues per year until 1960. The magazine continues today online. Free music magazine.

Muzik – Muzik Magazine

1995-2003

UK: IPC Media

“Muzik magazine was a British dance music magazine published by IPC Media from June 1995 to August 2003. Aimed at serious dance music fans rather than weekend clubbers, Muzik’s writers included a number of well-known DJs, including Kris Needs, Rob da Bank, Spoony, Terry Farley, Bob Jones, Jonty Skrufff and Dave Mothersole.” – Wikipedia. Free online magazines UK, Muzik magazine back issues.

New Jersey Stage – Music Business Magazines

New Jersey Stage Website

Issues 2014 – 2020

Spring Lake, New Jersey: New Jersey Stage

“New Jersey Stage aims to bring artists, organizations, and art councils together. In addition to regularly publishing original feature articles, interviews, and columns, we encourage organizations to send us press releases. New Jersey Stage considers itself the Garden State’s Arts Newswire and home of original arts journalism.” – Website. Music Business magazine free.

Opera News – Opera Magazine

Opera News Website

1936-1961 at Internet Archive (Black & White)

NY: Metropolitan Opera Guild

A classical music magazine, launched in 1936, that provides in-depth coverage and information on all matters relating to the American and International opera scenes. Opera News has continued to exist online. Opera magazine.

Orfeo – Music Magazines PDF

Orfeo Magazine Website

Issues 2013 – Present

Alberto Martinez

Crafting of guitars and other stringed instruments. Issues in English, French and Spanish. Free music magazine.

Piano & Keyboard – Keyboard Magazine

1952-1997 (Black & White)

California: SparrowHawk

Interviews, articles and news from the world of piano and keyboard music. Keyboard magazine.

Pop Weekly – Pop Music Magazine

1962-1965

London – Pop Weekly

A UK music weekly founded in 1962 as ‘Pop Ten Monthly’, changing names later that year to ‘Pop Weekly’. It claimed to be the first magazine to combine up-to-the-minute news reports, articles on all of the most popular artists and groups of the day together with fabulous shots of the stars.
Back issues of the UK magazine Melody Maker, also on this page above, may be of interest. Free online magazines UK, Pop Weekly pdf magazine archive. Pop music magazine.

Record Research – Music Record Magazine

1955-1995

Subtitle: “Magazine of Record Statistics and Information”. Record Research magazine was a record collectors’ auction list and discography/records history magazine published between 1955 and 1995. It appears to have been an independent newsletter, containing columns, informative tidbits, artist profiles, and information about records, including those from the earliest days of the recording industry. Music record magazine free.

Record World – Music Record Magazine

1960-1982

U.S.

“Record World magazine was a music industry trade magazine published from 1946 to April of 1982. Until 1964 it was called “Music Vendor.” -American Radio History. Music record magazine free.

Rock and Blues International – Blues Magazine, Rock Music Magazine

Rock and Blues International Website

2020 – Present

League City, Texas: Wildman

“FREE International music publication covering all types of music and artists from all over the world. Specializing in Rock and Blues, but not limited to just those two genres of music. It also covers Pop, Hip-Hop, Reggae, and much more.” – Publisher. Blues magazine, free rock music magazine.

Rolling Stone Magazine – Rolling Stone Magazine

Rolling Stone Magazine Website

Rolling Stone 1968-2018

Rolling Stone Index for 1967-1991

U.S. – Penske Media Corp.

“Rolling Stone magazine is a cultural icon. It’s the number one pop culture reference point for 13 million young adults. In addition to its authoritative position in music, Rolling Stone’s sphere of influence reaches into entertainment, movies, television, technology, and national affairs. Rolling Stone covers everything that’s important, trend-setting, and newsworthy to the thought leaders among young adults.” – Rolling Stone Magazine back issues online.

RPM Music Weekly – Free Music Magazine

1964-1966

Toronto, Canada: Walt Grealis

RPM Music Weekly, since its founding in February 1964, covered the news in many aspects of the popular music business throughout Canada, including band personnel, radio, recording, and concerts. Free Canadian music magazine.

Rhythms – Australia Music Magazine PDF

Rhythms Magazine Website

2019 – Present

Hughesdale, AUS: Rhythms

“Over 25 years and more than 288 issues, Rhythms Magazine has established a reputation as The Bible of roots music in Australia. Hungrily exploring almost anything to do with blues, roots, folk, Americana, jazz, country, and world music, Rhythms is totally unique. It is cherished by its readers for its authority, credibility and diversity.” – Publisher. Free back issues of magazines. Australia music magazine free.

SCP: Sin City Presents – Music Magazine PDF

SCP: Sin City Presents Website

Issues 2016 – Present

Las Vegas, Nevada: Sin City Presents

“Sin City Presents” brings you news from the back-beat of the Las Vegas Community. Featured articles include industry news from the local music and entertainment scene, leading local industries, business and causes in SIN City.” – Publisher.

Smash Hits Magazine – Smash Hits Magazine Back Issues

1979 through 1980s

“Smash Hits magazine was a pop music magazine aimed at teenagers and young adults, featuring lyrics, photographs, interviews and news related to celebrity music acts in the UK (Later offshoots arrived in the US and Australia). After an initial test issue, the magazine started publishing in 1979, switching to a fortnightly schedule after three issues, and finally closing up in 2006. – Internet Archive. Smash Hits Magazine back issues.

Sound and Audio Magazine Collection – Music Magazine Online

1985-2021

U.S., UK, Australia, Poland

This collection of magazines dedicated to electronic equipment includes three similar British magazines featuring stereo equipment, titles “Hi-Fi Choice”, “Hi-Fi News”, & “What Hi-Fi”, with issues running from about 2010 to 2020.
“Sound & Vision” from 2015-2016, a U.S. title for consumer electronics.
“Radioelektronik Audio Video Hi Fi” from Warsaw, in Polish, about 1985-2003.
“Stereophile”, U.S., 2015-2016.
“Sound + Image”, Australia, 2015-2016.
A few issues of other, similar titles.

Spin Magazine – Spin Magazine Back Issues

Spin Magazine Website

1985-2012

U.S.: Spin Media

“From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN magazine surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear.” – Spin Magazine back issues. /span>

Stylus – Music Magazine PDF

Stylus Magazine Website

2007 – Present

Winnipeg, Canada: Stylus Magazine

“Stylus is Canada’s second oldest independent music magazine that has been published bi-monthly by the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association since 1989. Stylus serves as the program guide to CKUW 95.9FM and reflects the many musical communities within Winnipeg and beyond. Stylus strives to provide coverage of music that is not normally written about in the mainstream media. Stylus acts as a vehicle for the work of new writers, photographers and artists, including members of the University of Winnipeg, of CKUW and of the Winnipeg community at large.” – Publisher. Free music magazines.

Total Guitar – Music Magazine PDF

Total Guitar Magazine Website

2003-2007

Bath, UK: Future plc

“Total Guitar magazine is Europe’s best-selling guitar magazine. Every month we feature interviews with the biggest names and hottest new acts in guitar land, plus Guest Lessons from the stars. Finally, our Rocked & Rated section is the place to go for reviews, round-ups and help setting up your guitars and gear.” – Publisher. Free music magazines.

Total Order – Music Magazines PDF

Issues 2016 – Present

Barnegat, New Jersey: Total Order Magazine

“The most comprehensive publication on Independent Music from around the world. There something for everyone, fans, listeners, musicians and people who want to know the REAL STORY of the Independent Music World.” – Publisher. Free music magazines.

Uncut UK Magazine – Uncut UK Magazine Back Issues

Uncut UK Magazine Website

2015-2016

Bandlab Technologies

“Uncut UK Magazine is your essential guide to the month’s best music. Every issue, our comprehensive and trustworthy reviews section showcases the best new releases and reissues, while our in-depth features section includes interviews with the greatest names in music from the past five decades as well as the classic artists of tomorrow.” Uncut UK magazine back issues.

Vibe – Vibe Magazine Back Issues

Vibe Magazine Website

1993-2008

U.S.

“Vibe Magazine is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience.” – Vibe Magazine back issues.

The Wire – Music Magazine PDF

The Wire Website

1982-2006

London: Tony Herrington

A British magazine, founded in 1982. It originally covered Jazz, but gradually expanded its scope to include experimental rock, electronica, alternative hip hop, modern classical, free improvisation, nu jazz and traditional music. – Summary of Wikipedia article.

Websites of More Music Magazines – Music Magazines

Free online versions of these music magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.

All About Jazz

Americana Music

Living Blues

Mix: Music Production, Live Sound, Sound for Picture

Music Radar

Sing Out

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