Gaffa (magazine)

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Gaffa cover 08-09.jpg
The August 2009 issue of Gaffa
Editor-in-Chief Peter Ramsdal
Categories Music magazine
Frequency Monthly
Paid circulation 3,500[1]
Unpaid circulation 76,500[1]
First issue September 1983
Company Gaffa A/S
Country  Denmark  Sweden  Norway
Based in Århus
Language Danish, Swedish and Norwegian
Website, and

Gaffa is a free Danish music magazine, published on a monthly basis since 1983. The magazine is distributed to places such as educational institutions, record shops, libraries and cafés, as well as a small number to paying subscribers.[2] It features music news and notes, interviews, album reviews and upcoming concert schedules.

The name Gaffa comes from gaffa tape, with the magazine's stated intention of "binding the different parts of the music community together".[3]


Gaffa's website,, was established in 1996.[4] Since December 2008 all back issues of the magazine are accessible online free of charge.[5][6]

In 2008 GAFFA launched GAFFA live - a concert overview for Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

In 2009 GAFFA was launched in Sweden (GAFFA Sweden) and i 2011 in Norway (GAFFA Norway).

In April 2006, Gaffa launched a user-written music encyclopedia, GAFFApedia, as a subsection of its website.[7] Based on MediaWiki, it is similar to Wikipedia and covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike licence.[8][9]

GAFFApedia was closed in 2010.


Gaffa presented a further branch of the existing Danish magazine in January 2010, expanding into Sweden and later, in September 2011, also expanded to Norway.

See also[edit]

List of magazines in Denmark


  1. ^ a b "GAFFA Media » GAFFA magasin" (in Danish). Gaffa. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  2. ^ "GAFFA Media » GAFFA magazine". Gaffa. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Velkommen til Gaffa". Gaffa (in Danish): p. 2. September 1983. Retrieved 2009-06-03. "Vores idé med bladet er, at det skal have samme effekt som "GAFFA-tape": at få de forskellige grene af musikmiljøet til at hænge sammen" 
  4. ^ "GAFFA Media »". Gaffa. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  5. ^ "GAFFAs arkiv på nettet - bl.a. på" (in Danish). 2008-12-11. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Gaffa lægger 25 års musikarkiv online" (in Danish). Visiolink. Retrieved 30 June 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ Lohmann, Pelle Sonne. "GAFFApedia dækker dansk musik på allerbedste vis" (in Danish). Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "GAFFApedia:Ophavsret" (in Danish). Gaffa. Retrieved 11 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Danske Creative Commons projekter" (in Danish). Creative Commons. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 

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