Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Q EditorN/A CategoriesMusic magazine FrequencyMonthly Circulation44,050 Print and digital editions. Photograph: Cody Osbourne/Q Magazine/PA ... By the end of last year sales were … But it was a victim of its own success – and a changing world, Last modified on Mon 20 Jul 2020 21.24 BST. Whatever you thought of it, Q was hugely successful throughout the 80s and 90s. It was founded in 1986 by the journalists and broadcasters Mark Ellen and David Hepworth, who were presenters of the BBC television music series Whistle Test. From Our June 2020 Issue. Get access to the biggest names in modern music with our single back issue collection of Q magazine. Influential UK music magazine Q is folding after 34 years, its editor has announced. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. The issues were more than likely the same problems that plagued almost every music title – the rise of the internet (Q was hopelessly slow to claim its place on the web); the rise of pop stars either media-trained to blandness or who relied on everyday I’m-just-like-you charm, neither the source of gripping interview material. The pandemic did (it) for us and there was nothing more to it than that. In 1987, no one in the music press other than Q wanted to speak to the stars of the 60s and 70s, but by the noughties, everyone did. The music press wasn’t going to answer that question, having discarded their old heroes as irrelevant years before, in the wake of punk. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Q 415 September 2020 Magazine Final Last Ever Issue Bowie Prince Adele at the best online prices at eBay! 3,880 Likes, 542 Comments - Q Magazine (@qmagazineuk) on Instagram: “The final issue of Q. Q magazine has folded (Picture: Q/ metro.co.uk) Q magazine is the latest publication to cease printing and will publish its last issue next week after … You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. It was launched in October 1986, the product of a brilliant bit of trend-spotting by its founders, David Hepworth and Mark Ellen. “MAD is an institution with such a rich history,” Goertz tweeted. Q magazine has announced that its next issue, out on 28 July, will be the last as it ceases publication after thirty-four years. PublisherBauer Media Group First issueOctober 1986 Final issueJuly 2020 CountryUnited Kingdom LanguageEnglish ISSN0955-4955 Q was a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. Q, the popular music magazine, has released its final issue today after 33 years of publication. "The pandemic did for us and there was nothing more to it than that," said the editor Ted Kessler in … Its profile was further boosted by the Q awards, the annual event at which, in 1996, Tony Blair was introduced to Noel Gallagher: the first step on the New Labour/Cool Britannia love-in. Editor of influential music monthly says coronavirus accelerated problems caused by a declining print media market, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. At its peak in 2001 Q sold 200,000 copies per issue, 2020 saw it drop below 30,000 before the lockdown. Their conviction in a market for this stuff was bolstered by the fact that its founders had presented the BBC’s coverage of Live Aid, an event at which rock’s old stagers – who knew exactly what they were doing, having already spent 15 or 20 years playing stadiums – almost unanimously stole the show from under the noses of pop’s young pretenders: it was Queen’s day, not Nik Kershaw’s. Golf World is to unite with Today’s Golfer. Long-running British music monthly Q Magazine is folding after 34 years, and the upcoming September issue will be its last. The magazine’s sales went into decline in the noughties, something it seemed incapable of arresting, no matter what it tried: sticking with tried-and-tested cover stars such as U2, Oasis and Radiohead; alternating the usual suspects with covers featuring Beyonce, Kanye West, heavy metal artists and pop stars; more lists. The magazine however has dodged cancellation (for now) and that issue will be out next week, but will no longer be the final issue. Home Products UK Q Magazine September 2020: SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE FINAL ISSUE 1986-2020 UK Q Magazine September 2020: SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE FINAL ISSUE 1986-2020 £11.99 The popular music publication Q magazine is set to fold after 34 years due to losses suffered because of coronavirus.

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