We have about 500 free magazine titles on this website, with many thousands of back issues. Free PDF magazine back issues, PDF magazine archive, creative arts, magazines about music.
The links below are for magazines on this page. See ‘Magazines’ in the top menu to find the others.
2D Artist Magazine – Free Online Art Magazines
“2DArtist magazine is the magazine for CG and digital artists around the globe, whether you already work in 2D or are just getting started. Each issue is full of techniques, tutorials, interviews, articles, project overviews and galleries. Every jam packed magazine will provide you with the perfect platform from which to improve your 2D skills, learn from the professionals and get inspiration for your next project.” – Publisher. Free Art magazines.
Art in America Magazine – Free Online Art Magazines
F. F. Sherman
Volumes run from the 1960s to at least 2006, and are not in chronological order.
“Art in America magazine is for art lovers. Its focus on all types of artwork and its interviews with leading artists sets this magazine apart from its competitors. Whether you have an interest in classic pottery or the modern art movement, you will find gorgeous photographs and a unique insight into each type of artwork. Art in America magazine focuses on the art scene in various countries around the world, including the United States. Though the magazine sometimes delves behind the scenes, the language is easy for even beginners to understand. The large full-color photographs that accompany each article help you better understand the techniques used by each artist, and the photographs include images of both paintings and sculptures.” Free Art magazines.
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Artnois Magazine – PDF Magazines
“Discover Art and Music” – Website
Blender Art Magazine – Free Online Art Magazines
Blenderart magazine is a bimonthly free PDF magazine featuring all new up to date tutorials, news and more articles on blender3d and related Open Source tools for CG, like the GIMP and inkscape.” – Publisher.
Cleveland Art Magazine – PDF Magazines Archive
Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Art’s magazine for museum members. Cleveland Art Magazine, free digital magazines online.
Comic Book Artist Magazine
North Carolina: TwoMorrows
Comic Book Creator Magazine – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
North Carolina: TwoMorrows
“Comic Book Creator is the new voice of the comics medium, devoted to the work and careers of the men and women who draw, write, edit, and publish comics, focusing always on the artists and not the artifacts, the creators and not the characters.” – Publisher
Computer Arts Magazine – Free Back Issues of Magazines
“The world’s leading magazine for graphic designers.” – Publisher. Computer Arts Magazine.
Draw! Magazine – Free PDF Magazines Archive
Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing
“Draw! is the professional “How-To” magazine on comics, cartooning and animation. Each issue features in-depth interviews and step-by-step demonstrations from top comics professionals. NOTE: Some issues contain nudity for figure-drawing instruction; suggested for Mature Readers Only.” – Publisher. These free online magazines are shortened versions of the full $8.95 issues.
Imagine FX Magazine – Free Online Art Magazines
Bath, UK: Future
“ImagineFX magazine is the only magazine for fantasy and sci-fi digital artists. Each issue contains an eclectic mixture of in-depth workshops from the world’s best artists, galleries and interviews, features, community news, software and hardware reviews, and the latest sci-fi and fantasy films and comics.” – Publisher.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
A quarterly publication, geared to a general audience, that focuses on works in The Met’s collection or exhibitions displayed at the Museum. Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. Free digital magazines online.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal – Free Back Issues of Magazines
Issued annually by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its purpose is to publish original research on works in the Museum’s collection. Articles are contributed by members of the Museum staff and other art historians and specialists. Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal.
Nineteenth Century – Free Online Art Magazines
“The flagship publication of the Victorian Society in America is the respected Nineteenth Century Magazine, published in the Spring and Fall as a benefit to members and distributed to more than 200 subscribing libraries. The magazine is devoted to the cultural and social history of the United States during the Victorian era, with regular features on architecture, fine arts, decorative arts, interior design, life-style, clothing, photography, and material culture.” – Website of the Victorian Society of America. Nineteenth Century Magazine back issues online.
Revolution Art Magazine – Free PDF Magazines
All issues can be found free at either link.
“REVOLUTIONART International Magazine is a publication delivered in pdf format as a collective sample of the best of graphic arts, videos, music, modeling, and world trends. The objective of REVOLUTIONART is to serve as a inspirational source to artists, models, advertisers, photographers, designers and communicators in general who wish to explore new alternatives of expression through graphical samples of design, photo, illustration, ads, fashion, music, and general visual arts.” – Publisher.
Tatoo Magazines (Variety) – Free Online Art Magazines
A collection of magazines and periodicals about tattoos, tattoo-related lifestyles, and design. Some titles: Tattoo Bible, Inked, Tattoo, Prick, Skin Shots International.
Auction Catalog Collection – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
UK: Park Communications
A range of art auction catalogs printed by Park Communications UK for several auction houses, including Woolley & Wallis, Catherine Southon, Dydd Sadwrn Mawr, Universal Philatelic Auctions (stamps), Lindsay Burns, Netherhampton Salerooms, and Sworders.
Connoisseur: An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors – Free PDF Magazines
Originally a British magazine taken to the U.S. by the Hearst Corp., and published from 1901 to 1992. It focuses on fine art, high-end collectibles, antique furniture, opera, and luxury lifestyles. Old magazines online free, free magazines online. Connoisseur Magazine.
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Eldred’s Auction Catalogs – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
East Dennis, Massachusetts: Eldred’s
“Eldred’s has been owned and operated by the Eldred family for three generations. Founded in 1947 by Robert C. Eldred, Sr., Eldred’s is the oldest continuously operating auction house in New England.” – Website.
Olympia Auctions Catalogs – Free PDF Magazines
London: Olympia Auction House
“Olympia Auctions: A place to buy and sell. We are conveniently located at London’s Kensington Olympia, where we have sold more than thirty thousand lots over the last decade. Sales are built and curated by individual specialists with thoroughly researched and profusely illustrated catalogues.” – Website
Waddington’s Auction Catalogs
Toronto, Canada: Waddington’s
“Waddington’s is Canada’s First Auction House, providing expert advice for 160 successful years. Our specialty departments include Asian, Canadian, Contemporary, International and Inuit, Decorative Arts, Fine Jewellery and Fine Wine & Spirits.” – Waddington’s.
Zacke Art Auction Catalogs
Vienna, Austria: Zacke
“Galerie Zacke was founded 50 years ago in Vienna and has been a fixture of the Asian art market for decades, with countless exhibitions and sales. Some of the many catalogs we have published are highly sought-after today, offering unique insights into rare items such as Japanese samurai swords, archaic Chinese jades and the earliest known colored woodblock prints.” – Website
73 Amateur Radio Today Magazine – Amateur Radio Magazine
New Hampshire: 73 Magazine
“73 Magazine (also known as 73 Amateur Radio Today) was a United States-based amateur radio magazine that was published from 1960 to 2003. It was known for its strong emphasis on technical articles and for the lengthy editorials in each issue by its founder and publisher, Wayne Green.” – Internet Archive. Free hobby magazines.
Airfix Magazine for Plastic Modelers – Scale Modeling Magazine – Free PDF Magazines
“Airfix Magazine was the first British magazine dedicated to the hobby of plastic modelling. It was launched in 1960 in association with the model kit company Airfix, and ceased publication in 1993. It covered various scale modelling subjects, including aircraft, railways, ships, vehicles (military and civilian), and military figures.” – Wikipedia.
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American Aircraft Modeler Magazine – Model Airplane Magazine
Reno, Nevada: Potomac Aviation
No history of this magazine was found. Edward C. Sweeney, Jr. was the president of the publisher, Potomac Aviation of Reno, in the last issues that we have. American Aircraft Modeler Magazine.
American Woodworker Magazine – Woodworking Magazines Online
Published by Home Service Publications, a division of Readers’ Digest, for woodworking hobbyists. American Woodworker Magazine back issues online.
Ancestry Magazine – Genealogy Magazine Online Free – Free PDF Magazines
“Ancestry Magazine was a general interest genealogy magazine owned by Ancestry.com Operations Inc. The magazine began as Ancestry Newsletter, a small, genealogy-industry newsletter in 1983, and became a four-color, 68-page, glossy print, bimonthly publication in 1994. After more than 25 years in print, the magazine was discontinued with the March/April 2010 issue.” -Wikipedia. Google magazines, Ancestry back issues online, online genealogy magazines, Ancestry magazine archives online.
B&O Modeler Magazine – Model Train Magazine
U.S.: B&O RR Historical Society
“The B&O Modeler Magazine is a publication of the B&O RR Historical Society produced for the purpose of disseminating B&O modeling information. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society exists for the furtherance of historical research into the history of the B&O Railroad Company; education of the public in the history, purpose and social benefits of railroading with emphasis on the role of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company …” – B&O RR Historical Society. Free hobby magazines.
The Belly Dance Chronicles
Colleyville, Texas: ISIS Foundation
“The Belly Dance Chronicles is an exciting publication promoting not just the ancient art of Middle Eastern Dance, but celebrating its defining history, the exciting changes of the present time and the creative dreams of the future.” – Publisher
Brick Journal – PDF Magazines Archive
“BrickJournal magazine is the ultimate resource for LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages. It spotlights all aspects of the building community, showcasing events, people, and models in every issue, with contributions and how-to articles by top builders worldwide, new product intros, and more!” – Publisher. These are incomplete issues, for free promotional use.
Coins Magazine – Free Online Hobby Magazines
U.S.: Active Interest Media
“COINS magazine covers market trends, buying tips, and historical perspectives on all aspects of numismatics. The news section, “Bits and Pieces,” wraps up the latest happenings in numismatics. Regular columns and departments include “Basics & Beyond,” “Budget Buyer,” “Coin Clinic” (Q&A), the editor’s column, coin finds, a calendar of upcoming shows nationwide, “Coin Value Guide,” and “Market Watch.”” – Publisher.
Creative Knitting Magazine – Free Knitting Magazine Online
Creative Knitting magazine was a publication by the Annie’s publishing house in Berne, Indiana. Apparently the magazine has been discontinued, but Annie’s continues to publish magazines on other sewing and needlework crafts such as crochet, cross-stitch, and quilting.
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Crochet Today Magazine – Crochet Magazine Online
“Your magazine for fresh and modern crochet patterns!” – Publisher.
DieCastX Magazine – Model Car Magazine
Connecticut: AirAge Media
“Die Cast X, the #1 die cast magazine, takes an insider’s look at collecting and the history behind diecast cars and trucks. With award-winning journalists, industry pros and renowned photographers contributing expertly written editorial and visually compelling photography, Die Cast X connects the car lover to the diecast world by focusing on the styles and personalities behind the greatest vehicles. Each issue shows how leading designers and manufacturers translate full-size vehicles into exact scale models, as well as how diecast models have helped shape the automotive industry and motorsports.” – DieCastX Magazine Website
Extreme How-To Magazine – DIY Crafts Magazine – Free PDF Magazines
U.S.: Latitude3 Media Group
“The Enthusiast’s Guide to Home Improvement. Since 2002, ExtremeHowTo.com has been a top destination for the latest information on tools, techniques, building materials, and home-improvement products. From residential and remodeling contractors to homeowners and do-it-yourselfers, our readers are serious about tackling a wide range of home-remodeling, landscaping, and automotive jobs.” – Publisher.
Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine – Free Woodworking Magazine Online
UK: GMC Publications
“The only woodworking magazine focused exclusively on fine furniture making. It reports the latest styles, reflects the best of contemporary design, and also respects the traditions of the past. It features projects and technical articles for design makers regardless of skill level.” – Publisher. Free craft magazines. Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine.
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Handyman Variety – Crafts Magazines – Free PDF Magazines
A mix of several titles, including Family Handyman, Workbench, and Home Handyman.
Knitting Magazine Collection – Free Online Knitting Magazines
This collection of about 900 knitting magazines on the Internet Archive includes numerous titles from many publishers, issued over many years. Some titles: Love Knitting, Knit Now, Patons’ Baby Favorites, Crochet Today, Jane Austin Knits, Creative Knitting, more. Free craft magazines.
Meccano Magazine – Free Online Hobby Magazines
“Meccano is a model construction system created in 1898 by Frank Hornby in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The system consists of reusable metal strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles and gears, and plastic parts that are connected using nuts and bolts. It enables the building of working models and mechanical devices. In 1913, a very similar construction set was introduced in the United States under the brand name Erector. In 2000, Meccano bought the Erector brand and unified its presence on all continents.” – Publisher. Free hobby magazines. Meccano Magazine.
Piecework Magazine – Crochet Magazine – Free PDF Magazines
Long Thread Media
“PieceWork magazine explores the personal stories and handwork of traditional makers from around the world, and investigates how specific objects were crafted and the stories behind them. Each issue includes beautiful full-color photographs, well-researched articles, and a wide range of in-depth how-to techniques and step-by-step projects, making needlework traditions come alive for today’s knitters, embroiderers, lacemakers, crocheters, and quilters.” – Publisher.
Scale Aviation Modeller Magazine – Model Airplane Magazine
“Offers the latest news, previews, and product information on aircraft modeling. Regular features include reviews of the latest kits, information on decals and other accessories, air combat history, and an events calendar and directory of clubs and societies.” – Internet Archive. Free craft magazines. Scale Aviation Modeller Magazine.
Woodworker & Woodturner Magazine – Free Online Woodworking Magazine
How-to magazine for the home craftsman. Woodworker & Woodturner Magazine.
Artnois Magazine – Free PDF Magazines Archive
“Discover Art and Music” – Website
Bass Magazine – Magazines about Music
“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 – Magazines about Music
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 – PDF Magazine Archive
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.
Canadian Musician Magazine – Magazines about Music
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 Magazine Music Industry Magazines – Magazines about Music
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, magazines pdf online.
CMJ New Music Monthly Magazine – Music Magazines Online
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.
Computer Music – Music Magazines Online
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 brings you the best in tutorials, reviews, news, interviews, videos and features, and no matter whether you’re a complete newcomer to computer-based music production or a seasoned pro, there’s plenty for you in every issue.” – Publisher. Where can I get old magazines for free UK.
DIY Magazine – Music Magazines Online
London, UK: DIY Magazine
“The UK’s leading independent music magazine in digital and physical print with over 1m followers around the world.” – Publisher.
Guitar World Magazine – Music Magazines Online
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.
Headliner Magazine – Magazines about Music
“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
High Fidelity Music Magazine Online – Magazines about Music
“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.
Hits Magazine – Magazines about Music
“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 magazine online free, PDF online magazines free.
Houston Music News Magazine AKA Texas Music News – Magazines about Music
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.
Illinois Entertainer Magazine – Free PDF Magazine Archive
Chicago, Illinois: Illinois Entertainer
“Chicagoland’s free music monthly magazine” – Website
The Independent Music Show Magazine – Magazines about Music
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.
JazzTimes Magazine – Online Music Magazine
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 online. PDF magazine free download.
Kerrang Magazine – Free Back Issues of Magazines
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. Free online magazines UK, Where can I get old magazines for free UK.
Maximum Alternative Magazine – Magazines about Music
Spring Hill, Tennessee: Maximum Alternative
“The Music Discovery magazine”. Alternative music.
Melodic Magazine – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
“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
Melody Maker Magazine – Magazines about Music
London – Melody Maker
Melody Maker magazine is 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. Free online magazines UK.
Modern Drummer Magazine – Magazines about Music
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.
Mojo Magazine – Magazines about Music
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
Music Legends Magazine – Magazines about Music
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.
Music Lovers’ Phonograph Monthly Review – Magazines about Music
Phonograph Publishing Co., Boston, MA
Subtitle: “An Independent Magazine for Amateurs Interested in Recorded Music and Its Development”. This monthly contains news of new recordings and many reviews. The emphasis is 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. Music magazine online free.
Muzik Magazine – Free Back Issues of Magazines
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 Magazine – Magazines about Music
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
Orfeo Magazine – Free Back Issues of Magazines
Crafting of guitars and other stringed instruments. Issues in English, French and Spanish.
Pop Weekly Magazine – Music Magazines Online
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.
Record Research Magazine – Magazines about Music
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. PDF magazines archive.
Record World Magazine – Magazines about Music
“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.
Rock and Blues International Magazine – Magazines about Music
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.
Rolling Stone Magazine – Magazines about Music
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.
Rhythms Magazine – Magazines about Music
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.
SCP: Sin City Presents Magazine – Magazines about Music
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 – Magazines about Music
“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 Magazines Online
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 – Online Music Magazines
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 online.
Stylus Magazine – Music Magazines Online
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.
Total Guitar Magazine – Music Magazine
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.
Total Order Magazine
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.
Uncut UK Magazine – Music Magazine Online Free
“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.”
“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 online.
Advanced Photoshop Magazine – Free Photography Magazines Online
For users of the Adobe Photoshop photo-editing software. “Advanced Photoshop magazine is the essential resource for creative professionals wanting to master high-end, commercial Photoshop skills” – Publisher. The magazine appears to have been discontinued. Free photography magazines.
Amateur Photographer Magazine – Free Photography Magazines
“Amateur Photographer magazine is the world’s oldest weekly photographic magazine, established in 1884. It is the respected authority for news and reviews, with detailed tests and investigations on the latest equipment. The weekly contents include interviews and columns from many of the world’s leading photographers and practical technique to inspire and enthuse the devoted readership, to whom taking photos is far more than just a hobby. Essential reading for those interested in buying photographic equipment or wanting advice about improving their picture taking.” – Publisher
American Cinemotographer Magazine – Free Photography Magazine Online
Hollywood, CA.: American Society of Cinematographers
“American Cinematographer magazine is a magazine published monthly by the American Society of Cinematographers. It focuses on the art and craft of cinematography, covering domestic and foreign feature productions, television productions, short films, music videos and commercials. The emphasis is on interviews with cinematographers, but directors and other filmmakers are often featured as well. Articles include technical how-to pieces, discussions of tools and technologies that affect cinematography, and historical features.” – Wikipedia. Free digital magazines online.
Better Photography Magazine – Free Photography Magazines
Australia: Australia’s Better Photography Magazine
“Peter Eastway is an Australian photographer known internationally for his landscape photography and creative use of post-production. A practising professional, he shoots editorially (mainly for Better Photography magazine) and works selectively in advertising and portraiture. Peter and his websites are a wealth of information on how to capture, edit and print, offering tutorials, videos and inspiration for amateur and professional photographers.” – Publisher. Better Photography Magazine.
Decisive Moment Magazine – Free PDF Magazines
Bristol, UK: Royal Photographic Society
“A quarterly journal of the Documentary Group, a special interest group of the Royal Photographic Society focusing on documentary photography.” – Publisher
Digital SLR Magazine – Free Online Photography Magazines
UK: Raspberry Pi
“Digital SLR Photography addresses the needs of today’s photographer in a lively, informative and stylish format. Dedicated to digital SLR photographers of all abilities, from beginner through enthusiast to professional it will inform and entertain you through a unique blend of technique articles, inspirational images, news and authoritative reviews. Covering topics such as landscapes, portraits and close up photography, this magazine provides a focused and comprehensive read guaranteed to help you get the most out of your photography. ” – Publisher. Free photography magazines, Digital SLR Magazine.
f11 Magazine – Free Photography Magazines
Auckland, NZ: f11 Magazine
“f11 magazine was a free digital magazine, published from our base in beautiful New Zealand. Read by tens of thousands all over the world, f11 was created for professional and enthusiast photographers, designers and creative people working with images, as well as buyers and collectors of photography.” – Publisher. 66 issues were published, from 2011 to June 2017. Free digital magazines online.
ICG Magazine – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
Hollywood, CA.: International Cinematographers Guild
“The International Cinematographers Guild represents the most talented camera professionals in the world. The technicians and artisans in our union are the creators of the visual images on the big screen, the television screen and our computer screen.” – Website
Leica Photography Magazine – Free Photography Magazine
The American edition of a magazine published in Wetzlar, Germany, where Leica cameras were made. It featured the photos of leading British and continental professionals and amateurs, plus articles on Leica technique by staff members of the Leica school at Wetzlar and other experts. – Magazine. Leica Photography Magazine.
My Creative Images Magazine – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
“Promoting Digital Photo Artistry and Digital Photography” – Publisher.
Outdoor Photographer Magazine – Free Photography Magazines Online
“Outdoor Photographer magazine contains practical information and tips regarding photographing nature, wildlife, sports, and landscape. Regular columns cover developments in 35mm and digital photography, camera accessories, film, lenses, outdoor gear and apparel, travel, ecological concerns, and workshops. Every issue also contains travel articles and a “Favorite Places” column that details great spots for outdoor photography, including how to get there, what to take, and the best times to visit.” – Publisher. Outdoor Photographer Magazine back issues
Outdoor Photography Magazine – Free Photography Magazines
UK: Guild of Master Craftsmen
“Outdoor Photography magazine is for the serious amateur and semi-professional photographer who is passionate about the British countryside and its wildlife. It is the UK’s only photography magazine dedicated exclusively to the coverage of landscape, wildlife and the environment.” – Publisher. Free digital magazines online.
Shutterbug Magazine – Free Photography Magazines Online
NY: Source Interlink Magazines
“Shutterbug magazine is the leading photo and imaging magazine for advanced amateur and professional photographers, and all who relate to their photography as a meaningful part of their lives. Inside every monthly issue you’ll get lighting pointers, pro studio tips, test reports, equipment reviews… and much more! Written by photographers, for photographers, Shutterbug is dedicated to helping photographers enhance their creative potential.” – Publisher.
Nashville, Tennessee: Bookpage
“BookPage is a discovery tool for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres. BookPage is editorially independent; only books we highly recommend are featured. Any publisher-sponsored content is clearly labeled as such.” – Website. The link has issues since 2009, but only the issues since January 2020 are free.
Devour: Art & Lit Canada Magazine
Brighton, Ontario, CA: Hidden Brook Press
“The mission of Devour: Art and Lit Canada is to promote Canadian culture by bringing world-wide readers some of the best Canadian literature, art and photography.” – Publisher.
See our free giant selection of classic literature, including translated works of world literature
Kirkus Reviews Magazine – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
New York: Kirkus Media
Kirkus Reviews is a widely respected magazine for reviews of new books.
Local Wolves Magazine – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
Long Beach, California: Local Wolves
“Established in 2012, Local Wolves is an independent, digital and print magazine driven by the passion of storytelling for creative minds from diverse fields of work. The magazine was founded by Southern California native Cathrine Khom who started Local Wolves initially as a music blog and quickly flourished into curated theme issues delving into more in-depth topics and meaningful conversations.” – Website
“Ogma is a digital and print zine for creatives with a passion for storytelling. We publish work by writers and content creators featuring narrative essays, original fiction, poetry, prose, artwork and interviews! ” – Website
Santa Clara Review – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
Santa Clara, California: Santa Clara University
“The Santa Clara Review accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and art year round.” – Publisher.
Shelf Unbound Magazine
Waukesha, Wisconsin: Shelf Media Group
“Shelf Unbound indie book review magazine features the best of small press and self-published books.” – Website
New Delhi, India:
“Empowering Authors, Bloggers, and Writers around the Globe.” – Website
Writ Large Retrospective Magazine – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
Denver, Colorado: University of Denver
“WRIT Large is an annual journal of undergraduate research and writing at DU. Begun in the winter of 2012, WRIT Large serves as a resource and teaching tool for our faculty, as well as a source of inspiration for students.” – Website
Write Now! Magazine – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues
North Carolina: TwoMorrows
“The magazine about writing for comics, animation, and sci-fi.” – Publisher