The Popularity of Music Magazines, 2004-Present

Rolling Stone, Music Magazines
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Spin, Music Magazines
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NME, Music Magazines
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Mojo, Music Magazines
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Billboard, Music Magazines
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Vibe, Music Magazines
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The Source, Music Magazines
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XXL, Music Magazines
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DJ Magazine, Music Magazines
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The Fader, Music Magazines
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Kerrang, Music Magazines
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Variety, Music Magazines
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From Google’s beta-stage measurement analysis of topics, designed to accurately measure overall interest in broader topic areas, not just one specific search term.  In this case, music magazines represent a definable category bucket.

Results are relative to previous interest, but Google doesn’t offer absolute search volumes.

(Pictured on the cover of this story is the Rolling Stone edition featuring Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev).

 

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6 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Paper magazines are doomed. I work in hospitals and frequently travel by the waiting areas. I’d say roughly 90% of people under the age of 70 are on their smart phones or tablet (even young kids). The poor stack of magazines always look so lonely.

  2. Rick Shaw

    Where’s Cream, Popster, Smash Hits, Music Star or It’s Here?

  3. Mike

    Google Trends only reflects search queries, so this is a bit misleading and should not be used to interpret overall interest or traffic. Social media is likely driving the majority of these sites’ traffic.