History of a Music Magazine

  • First music magazine

    The first music magazine was published in 1894 but it wasn’t well known until 1936
  • Melody maker began

    Melody maker was a jazz magazine published in 1926
  • Billboard magazine released

  • Music magazines begin to get popular

    Music magazines begin to get more popular
  • NME began

    NME started and became rivals with Melody Maker
  • Rolling Stones magazine released

  • Smash hits is released

  • The glossy magazine

    The glossy front cover was introduced and aimed at teens
  • First Kerrang magazine

    Kerrang was released
  • Q Magazine released

  • Melody Maker merges with NME

    Melody Maker merged with NME in 2000 which are both owned by IPC media.