BBC Music Magazine

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BBC Music Magazine
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April 2019 issue of BBC Music Magazine
with attached cover CD
EditorCharlotte Smith
Former editorsOliver Condy
CategoriesMusic magazine
Frequency13 per annum
Total circulation37,530[1]
First issueSeptember 1992 (1992-09)
CompanyImmediate Media Company
CountryUnited Kingdom

BBC Music Magazine is a British monthly magazine that focuses primarily on classical music.


The first issue appeared in September 1992. BBC Worldwide, the commercial subsidiary of the BBC, was the original owner and publisher together with the Warner Music Enterprises during its initial phase.[2][3] Immediate Media Company has been the publisher since 2012.

BBC Music Magazine has also an edition in North America which was first published in March 1993.[3] The magazine reflects the broadcast output of BBC Radio 3 being devoted primarily to classical music, though with sections on jazz and world music. Each edition comes together with an audio CD, often including BBC recordings of full-length works. The magazine's circulation is 37,530.[1] Profits "are returned to the BBC".[4] The magazine features articles on subjects such as favourite conductors and trends in 21st-century classical music.[5]

Previous editors of BBC Music Magazine have included Helen Wallace and Oliver Condy. The current editor is Charlotte Smith, since January 2022.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Combined Total Circulation Certificate" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). 31 December 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 February 2015.
  2. ^ Joe Logan (29 November 1994). "When Words Fail". Philly. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b Karen Kaplan (7 February 1995). "Company Town". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  4. ^ BBC Music Magazine, Volume 17 No. 4, December 2008, p. 3
  5. ^ Shave, Nick (October 2009). "The Shape of Sounds to Come". BBC Music Magazine. Andrew Davies. 18 (1): 26–32.
  6. ^ Freya Parr (9 November 2021). "BBC Music Magazine announces Charlotte Smith as its new editor". Classical (BBC Music Magazine). Retrieved 16 June 2022.

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