Melody Maker

Melody Maker
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FrequencyWeekly
First issueJanuary 1926[1]
Final issueDecember 2000
CompanyIPC Media
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon, England
LanguageEnglish
ISSN0025-9012

Melody Maker was a British weekly music magazine, one of the world's earliest music weeklies, and—according to its publisher IPC Media—the earliest.[2] It was founded in 1926, largely as a magazine for dance band musicians,[3] by Leicester-born composer, publisher Lawrence Wright; the first editor was Edgar Jackson.[4][5] In January 2001, it was merged into "long-standing rival"[2] (and IPC Media sister publication) New Musical Express.

  1. ^ Moore, Hilary (2007). Inside British Jazz: Crossing Borders of Race, Nation and Class. Ashgate Publishing. p. 26. ISBN 978-0754657446.
  2. ^ a b "ENTERTAINMENT | Melody Maker to merge with NME". BBC News. 15 December 2000. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ Herbert, Trevor (2000). The British Brass Band : A Musical and Social History. Oxford University. p. 105. ISBN 0191590126.
  4. ^ Whitcomb, Ian (2013). After the Ball: Pop Music from Rag to Rock. Faber & Faber.
  5. ^ Powell, Neil (2000). The Language of Jazz. Taylor & Francis. p. 85.