Blues & Soul magazine comes back in print

Blues & Soul, the magazine first launched in the late 1960s, has returned as a bi-monthly print magazine after a second successful trial, coinciding with designer Wayne Hemingway's Vintage festival.

Blues & Soul: returns as bi-monthly print title
Blues & Soul: returns as bi-monthly print title

The magazine has interviewed, reviewed and photographed artists including Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and Deniece Williams, as well as newer acts such as Beyoncé, Ms Dynamite and Rihanna.

After a restructure of the business, the print magazine closed in August 2007, but continued publishing online at www.bluesandsoul.com. The magazine returned to print for a one-off issue at Vintage at Goodwood in summer 2010, and then again this year.

The bi-monthly magazine will be printed by the independent Blues & Soul Limited and will be distributed nationally with a print run of around 55,000. Ad sales are handled in-house.

Online, Blues & Soul has a range of reviews, features, interviews and columnists, as well as listings for up-and-coming events and an online store selling exclusive prints of photographs from Blues & Soul’s extensive archive.

Last year’s print issue for Vintage at Goodwood was a retrospective of Blues & Soul’s history, as well as introducing new artists. Editor Lee Tyler said the "success" of the issue led him to consider bringing back the magazine to print.

Tyler said: "Blues & Soul magazine is known worldwide as the longest-running, iconic, urban music magazine and because of the success of our one-off print issue last year, we’ve decided to bring it back to print permanently."

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