British Music Mags Are Feeling The Pain

noah | August 14, 2008 12:00 pm

Most of the music magazines from across the pond saw circulation dips on the print side in the first quarter of 2008, with Kerrang! experiencing a staggering 21.6% drop in readership (to 60,290 readers) and NME‘s readership falling 12.1% on the half-year to 56,284. Q remains the biggest music rag in the land, with 113,174 readers–although that number also represents a 13.1% dip. The one mag to come out ahead this year? Metal Hammer, which saw a 6% uptick in readership. Its current circulation is 48,540. (Wonder if this means Kerrang! will lessen its focus on emo and go back to its metal roots?) [Musicweek via Coolfer]