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|Created by||Future plc|
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". The site was launched in December 2007 and originally included "major user-generated content areas for amateur and professional musicians".
It is owned by British media company 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. Since 2010, its contributors have included Joe Bosso and Record Collector contributor Terry Staunton.
MusicRadar's core content consists of news, features, reviews and tuition.
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.