Music Industry Publications – Late 1970s to Early 1980s

I do not own copies of most of the magazines depicted on this page.  Some of the images I have posted are from reproductions with highly pixilated resolution.  This required some pretty serious photoshopping on my part to make the images presentable.  As a consequence, I cannot claim that the colors of the images are accurate.  I also may also be erroneous about the editorial information I provide.

If you have better images of any of the publications depicted, please share them through my E-mail link.  If I am in error about any of my information, please provide me with the correct facts.

Here are the music industry publications in alphabetical order:

Billboard

ZMainstream-BillboardPublisher:  Nielsen Business Media
Place of Publication:  Headquarters in New York, New York, USA
Approximate years of publication:  1894-present
Notes and Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_%28magazine%29

http://www.billboard.com/

Cashbox

ZMainstream-CashboxPublisher:  George Albert
Editor-in-Chief:  Irv Lichtman
Place of Publication:  Headquarters in New York, New York, USA
Approximate years of publication:  1942-1996
Notes and Links:
Cashbox has been revived as an online publication.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashbox_%28magazine%29

http://cashboxmagazine.com/

https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/16817

Electronic Media

ZMainstream-Electronic MediaPublisher:  Crain Communications Inc.
Place of Publication:  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Approximate years of publication:  1982-2002
Notes and Links:

http://www.crain.com/publications/advertising_media.html

https:  //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TelevisionWeek

Melody Maker

ZMainstream-Melody MakerPublished by:  IPC Magazines Ltd.
Editor-in-Chief:  Ray Coleman
Editor:  Michael Oldfield
Place of Publication:  London, England
Approximate years of publication:  1926-2000
Notes and Links:
Melody Maker was more open to acknowledging the importance of the punk movement than were any American music industry publications.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melody_Maker

http://www.melodymaker.us/melody-maker-magazine/

Radio and Records (R&R)

ZMainstream-Radio and RecordsEditor and Publisher:  Bob WIllson
Published by:  Radio and Records Inc., A division of Harte-Hanks Communications.
Place of Publication:  Los Angeles, California, USA
Approximate years of publication:  1973-2009
Notes and Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%26R_%28magazine%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_%26_Records

Record World

ZMainstream-Record WorldOwners:  Sid Parnes and Bob Austin
Place of Publication:  New York, New York, USA
Approximate years of publication:  1946-1982
Notes and Links:
Record World has been revived as an online publication devoted to independent artists and labels.

http://www.recordworldmagazine.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_World

Rolling Stone

ZMainstream-Rolling StoneEditor and Publisher:  Jann S. Wenner
Published by:  Straight Arrow Publishers Inc.
Place of Publication:  New York, New York, USA
Approximate years of publication:  1967-present
Notes and Links:

http://www.rollingstone.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Stone

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