History of Music Magazines

Timeline created by gabrielladoyle
In Music
  • BILLBOARD

    BILLBOARD
    Billboard was founded in Cincinnati on November 1, 1894, by William H. Donaldson and James Hennegan. Originally titled Billboard Advertising it was a trade paper for the bill posting industry, hence the magazine's name. Within a few years of its founding, it began to carry news of outdoor amusements, a major consumer of billboard space. Eventually Billboard became the paper of record for circuses, carnivals, amusement parks, fairs, vaudeville, minstrels, whale shows and other live entertainment.
  • MELODY MAKER

    MELODY MAKER
    Britains first music magazine reased in july 1926. Originally looked at jaz but has now mooved onto rock and indi music.
  • NME

    NME
    The New Musical Express, popularly known by initialism NME, created by Theodore Smythson, is a music journalism publication in the United Kingdom, published weekly since March 1952. It started as a music newspaper, and gradually moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s, changing from newsprint in 1998. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, in the 14 November 1952 edition. In the 1970s it became the best-selling British music newspaper.
  • SMASH HITS

    SMASH HITS
    First launched in the UK on the 1st september 1978 and last issue 16th of february 2006. Focuses on pop genre and was aimed at the younger audience.
  • KERRANG

    KERRANG
    UK based mgazine first released on the 6th of june 1981. devoted to heavy rock and metal
  • SPIN

    SPIN
    American music magazine first published in may 1985. Closed production in september 2012. Manly focused on rock and hip-hop.
  • Q

    Q
    First published in the UK on ctober 1986. Q magazine looks at music from a different prespective thats why it has a wider target audience.
  • MOJO

    MOJO
    Mojo magazine was first published in November 1993 in the UK. Looks at classic rock music which has a large variety of rock music so there is a large target audience.
  • TOP OF THE POPS

    TOP OF THE POPS
    FIrst issue release on the 1st February 1995 in the UK published by BBC Magazines. Aimed at the younger audience focusing on pop music.
  • CLASH

    CLASH
    Clash magazine first published in 2004 in the UK. Focuses on moderne bands and hip-hop alternates genre every month. Popular to the teenage audience.
  • VIBE

    VIBE
    Quincy Jones launched Vibe in 1993, in partnership with Time Inc. Originally, the publication had been called Volume before co-founding editor, Scott Poulson-Bryant gave it the name Vibe. Vibe is a music and entertainment magazine founded by producer Quincy Jones. The publication predominantly features R&B and hip-hop music artists, actors and other entertainers.
  • ROLLING STONE

    ROLLING STONE
    In 1967, Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco, California, by Jann Wenner – who is still the magazine's chief editor – and music critic, Ralph J. Gleason. To get the magazine off the ground, Wenner borrowed $7,500 from his family members and from the family of his soon-to-be wife, Michell Palmer. The first issue carried a cover date of November 9, 1967 and was in newspaper format with a lead article on the Monterey Pop Festival.