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."