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Founded as The Record Retailer and published monthly, this newspaper covered both labels and dealers. Shortly after launch it re-branded to Record Retailer and Music Industry News. By March 1960 the magazine became weekly and started publishing a chart showing the top 50 records by sales.


The magazine relaunched as Music Week. Between 1983 and 2001 the magazine grew by absorbing rival brands; Record Business, Record Mirror, Music Business International, Promo, MIRO Future Hits, Tours Report, Fono, Green Sheet, Charts+Plus and Hit Music.


Music Week remains a respected voice and valued source of news, data, analysis and opinion throughout the industry, but it has also evolved.

The weekly magazine is now complemented by a digital edition, a constantly updated website, a suite of email services, plus iPad and iPhone apps.

In all its forms it is the most read, the most respected and the most influential trade media brand in the business.

I subscribe to music week because the team have shown they can provide both immediate breaking news as it happens and subsequent in-depth high quality analysis.
— Alison Wenham, CEO, AIM
Music Week is always an informative read and great reference point for charts, information and opinion from the people, artist, writers and execs who make the industry.
— Guy Moot, President of UK and European Creative, Sony/ATV
The daily bulletins keep me informed of developments on an ongoing and up-to-date basis and the magazine provides me with greater strategic analysis. So I get news as is happens and industry ‘intelligence’ that is very informative.
— Peter Leathem, CEO, PPL