Are there regular columns?
Listening Booth features high-profile concert musicians talking about what is inspiring them – whether it’s pop, rock, classical or jazz. Rising Star profiles up-and-coming young artists. Take One sees us going into the studio with a well-known musician. We’re particularly interested in featuring unusual venues with good pictures.
What about hardware reviews?
Our audio page is not about technology reviews. It’s more a question of discussing general trends in audio. We examine one topic every month.
Do you ever look beyond music?
Travel features profile exciting musical cities and festivals. We’ll tell people when to go, what to do and mention where they can stay.
Any room for promotions?
We run a range of competitions, giving away everything from cinema tickets, sound systems and box sets to holidays and cruises.
Who reads the mag?
The readership is incredibly diverse, from students to the over-65s. It would be fair to say that most of our readers are over 50. They buy four or five CDs a month, are regular concert-goers and invest in their music.
When should PROs contact you?
We work three to four months in advance. I’m still getting releases from PROs about events happening this month and there’s no way that’s of any use. I’m already doing some planning for January 2006. PROs must have a much greater understanding of magazine schedules.