Research: Magazines

Posted: March 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

At this stage, I wanted to gain an idea of what variety of magazine publications are available in the UK.

Starting with…

Music magazines:

Mojo –

Let MOJO take you to the heart and soul of music with unique depth, insight and passion. The Beatles to Battles, The Ramones to Radiohead. Classic sitting comfortably with cutting edge and quality being the one constant. Platforms * MOJO Magazine * * MOJO Radio Audience Profile Discerning and passionate music aficionados, the MOJO audience is predominately male (72%) and affluent (36% AB). These heavy consumers of music see their passion as discovery without boundaries, genre and decade being secondary to quality.


Plug into Kerrang! and turn it up to 11. Metallica to Muse, Foo Fighters to Fall Out Boy, the UK’s premier multi-platform music destination bringing you the best in rock online, on radio, on TV and in print.

Q –

Since launch in 1986, Q has been the UK’s best selling music monthly magazine. With its unrivalled access it has delivered the world’s biggest music stars every month. 2008 sees Q herald a bold new creative vision widening its parameters to include the world outside music. Seeing life through the lens of music, it draws references from the world of sport, comedy, film and even politics. With the magazine at its beating heart, the world of Q encompasses a glittering new radio station Q Radio, QTV, and its legendary lunch-time knees up, the Q Awards. Platforms * Q Magazine * Q Radio * * Q TV – Sky 364 , Virgin Media 338 * Q Awards Audience Profile Open minded experience seekers, the Q audience don’t define themselves by the music they listen to. Music is an important passion, but their love of music will never be to the detriment of their other passions, such as film, sport and comedy.

Pop –

Pop provides a platform in which the world,s most sought after photographers and stylists are able to produce some of the sharpest images of the day, gaining exclusives with the world,s most famous cover stars such as Kate Moss ,Courtney Love and Agyness Deyn. Audience Profile The Pop reader is an un-adulterated lover of all things beautiful and gorgeous. Pop targets over 350 pages of super fashion and shiny art to these affluent creative thinking women.

Gramophone –

Gramophone has been delivering passionate editorial content about classical music since 1923. The magazine has guided generations of music-lovers towards great recordings of fine music. It has also been a companion to many on a journey of discovery in the vast world of classical music. Gramophone’s peerless reputation is founded on its acclaimed critical analysis of the latest recordings, in-depth features and interviews with classical stars, as well as its comprehensive coverage of live and broadcast music. Every issue a CD is given away that contains a selection of tracks hand-picked by Gramophone’s editor. Gramophone also produces an American edition, packed with news and reviews of recordings released only in the US. Its Korean and Chinese editions also thrive, with the Chinese edition attracting 30,000 readers.

Guitarist –

Guitarist is the most authoritative guitar title on the UK newsstand. The magazine is for players who are serious about their art and craft; each 220-page issue is packed with the world’s finest and most exclusive gear reviews, and all are demoed on the cover-mounted CD. Add in-depth interviews with guitar legends and new stars, plus pro lessons from top tutors and you have Guitarist – The Guitar Player’s Bible.

Photography Magazines

Practical Photography

Practical Photography delivers a diverse range of content that teaches photo enthusiasts to take better photos and how to creatively enhance them in Photoshop. We started out life in 1957 under the title of Popular Photography. It wasn’t until 1959 that we evolved the magazine and name to Practical Photography. Although a great deal has moved on since the 1950s, our first strapline still holds true today: Britain’s how-to-do-it photo magazine. Practical Photography prides itself on staying right at the forefront of both creative and technical advancement in photography. In recent years we have helped guide our readers through the digital revolution by testing all the new Digital SLRs and camera accessories, as well as offering photographers vital step-by-step tuition and advice on how to get the best from their digital cameras.The world through your eyes This gallery section showcases some of the creative and imaginative images that are photographed by our talented readership. It’s a great way to draw inspiration and ideas from the work others are doing. Know how A monthly technique section brings you heaps of shooting and Photoshop advice that will help you become a better and more creative photographer. Dealing with a range of abilities from beginner to more experienced photographers and touching on subjects as diverse as landscape, wildlife, portraits, still life, and Photoshop. What do you think? You send us your pictures and we provide the expert critiques to help you improve. With simple, down-to-earth constructive criticism and summary boxes, it’s a great way to get a measure on the images you are shooting. Cutting edge Showcasing some of the outstanding images being taken by professional photographers the world over, Cutting Edge brings you the inside story on what it takes to make the grade in photography. Photographer of the Year Great prizes, great challenges. Each month we set a new challenge and reveal the winning images from the month before. It’s free to enter and open to photographers from across the globe. Gear guide Bringing you the low down on all the new Digital SLRs, lenses and other accessories, our dedicated testers enjoy nothing more than giving you an honest opinion on the gear your buy. You get detailed analysis, ratings, and verdicts.

Digital Camera

All digital camera users and buyers Photography enthusiasts – over half for 10 years or more Over 50% of readers have more than one digital camera, 20% have three or more Average spend of 1,127 each on camera products in the last 12 months

News Magazines

Government Business

Government Business, now in its 14th year of publication, is published monthly by Public Sector Publishing. GB’s pages contain need-to-know features, news and case studies that explain the commercial issues affecting local and central government. Topics regularly addressed in GB include Facilities Management, Security, Energy, Transport, Procurement and Money Matters – a regular supplement on public sector finance, insurance and risk management. GB’s sister publication, Government Technology, addresses the IT and telecoms sectors, featuring technical case studies and up to date news on software, web technology, e-commerce and the progress towards 2009 deadlines. GB also makes sure that readers are kept up-to-date with the latest conferences and exhibitions by featuring in-depth previews to the most important public sector events.

InAvate Digital

The print,digital and online media source providing the latest news, views, product reviews and market analysis for AV professionals throughout Europe, Middle East & Africa. Essential reading for designers, consultants, installers, contractors and end users of audio visual technologies within commercial environments.

The House

The House Magazine, the unique weekly business publication for the Houses of Parliament and all those with an interest in policy and legislation. Published every week that Parliament is in session, the House Magazine provides unrivaled insight into the previous week?s parliamentary business as well as a comprehensive look ahead to the coming week’s agenda.


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