Goldmine, established in September 1974, by founder Brian Bukantis out of Fraser Michigan is an American magazine that focuses on the collectors' market for records, tapes, CDs, and music-related memorabilia. Each issue features news articles, interviews, discographies, histories, current reviews on recording stars of the past and present. Discographies are featured, listing all known releases. Coverage includes Rock, Blues, Country, Folk and Classical. Other features include classified ads, trends, and a show calendar. At one point its chief competitor was DISCoveries (with more of an emphasis on '50s oldies) which later was purchased by the same owner before folding into it as a single publication.
The magazine is produced on newsprint in a tabloid format. It recently promised a radical overhaul, complete with more reviews and the return of old favorite features. However, the most noticeable change is that the format is a much-shrunken letter size document, no longer on the old broadsheet. It remains published by F+W Media. The magazine was published bimonthly from its start in 1974 to 1977. Then it began to be published monthly. The headquarters is in Iola, Wisconsin.