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First issue1971; 52 years ago (1971)

Oor is the oldest currently published music magazine in the Netherlands. Oor is the Dutch word for ear. Until 1984 it was published as Muziekkrant Oor.[1]


The magazine was first published on 1 April 1971, being founded by Barend Toet. Of the first issue 20,000 copies were printed and paid for by Berry Visser, one of the co-founders of Mojo Concerts. The magazine was sold to Levisson on 1 January 1972. In 1978 the magazine was bought by Elsevier. Halfway through the 1990s, Oor was sold to the Telegraaf Media Group. In 2002, Oor was bought by Erik de Vlieger's Imca Media Group. Since 2006, Argo Media is the owner.

Originally, Oor was published as a newspaper, hence the word 'krant' in the name. From the 1980s onward, the word Muziekkrant was dropped from the title and Oor had become a magazine. In 2005 the publication frequency changed from bi-weekly to monthly.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kamer, Gijsbert (27 April 2021). "Het jubileumboek van tijdschrift Oor is verrukkelijk". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 30 April 2021. Retrieved 8 January 2022.

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