MusicRadar

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MusicRadar
MusicRadar logo.jpg
Type of site
Music website
Owner Future plc
Created by Future plc
Website www.musicradar.com
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched December 2007

MusicRadar is a music website that offers information pertaining to artists and their music, with interviews, product news and reviews, and online music lessons. It identifies itself as "The No.1 website for musicians".[1] The site was launched in December 2007 and originally included "major user-generated content areas for amateur and professional musicians".[2]

It is owned by Future plc, which incorporates monthly music-making titles including Total Guitar, Guitarist, Rhythm and Computer Music. The site's editor-in-chief is Will Groves.[1] Since 2010, its contributors have included Joe Bosso[3] and former Record Collector editor Terry Staunton.[4]

Site features[edit]

MusicRadar's core content comprises news, features, reviews and tuition.

News is largely centred on artist news and music news, although music equipment news is also featured. MusicRadar also sends reporters to trade shows such as NAMM and Musikmesse.

Features range from podcast interviews with stars such as Noel Gallagher, KT Tunstall and Chad Smith to blog-style posts and opinion polls.

Product reviews are editorially written, and accompanied by photos of the product and a summary box which includes a small 'verdict' paragraph and an out-of-five star rating. Reviews are often supplemented with video or audio clips of the product being reviewed. Users can also add their 'user reviews' and out-of-five rating.

Tuition features lessons for guitar, drums and music technology, and sometimes more diverse subjects such as lyric writing and music promotion. Several lessons feature video footage, guitar tablature and audio clips, and there are also several guest lessons from stars including John 5, Paul Gilbert, My Chemical Romance, Rodrigo y Gabriela and BK.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us", musicradar.com (retrieved 18 June 2017).
  2. ^ Future launches MusicRadar site – Brand Republic
  3. ^ "Joe Bosso", musicradar.com (retrieved 18 June 2017).
  4. ^ "Terry Staunton", musicradar.com (retrieved 18 June 2017).