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– Robert Bartosh RMR

Blues Matters is available in outlets across the UK via Warner Distribution in WHSmith, certain HMV and other independent stores also at Smiths kiosks in mainline railway stations and airports.

In the USA, we are stocked nationwide in Barnes & Noble, Hudsons’ News Stands and a growing number of outlets in Canada as well as across Europe, NZ, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan.

The best way to secure your copy is to subscribe (via our subscription tab above or phone) – £27.50 (UK), £45 (EUROPE), £60 (REST OF WORLD) and £23.50 (digital subscription which also allows access to all previous digital copies published).

Blues Matters Magazine Digital App

There is also our App which has us read in new territories including China, Indonesia, Australasia, Columbia, Brazil etc

Items for review CDs, DVDs, books etc should be with us in good time. We log everything we receive and acknowledge to sender so items can be tracked, even if the item is not suitable.

If you wish to plan for a ‘campaign’ then talk to us in good time so we can make arrangements to suit all involved. Please call or e-mail for rates.

DATES/Deadlines: e-mail or phone to discuss rates please.

Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment

Issue 93 (Period Dec 16–Jan 2017).
Goes to print on 7th Nov.
On Sale date: 25th/Nov/2016
Advert Booking deadline: Mon 24th Oct 16                     Artwork deadline: 31st Oct 16

Issue 94 (Period Feb – Mar 2017).
Goes to print on 9th Jan.
On Sale date: 27th/Jan/2017
Advert Booking deadline: Thurs 30th Dec 16                  Artwork deadline: 5th Jan 17

Issue 95 (Period Apr–May 2017).
Goes to print on 5th Mar.
On Sale date: 31st Mar 2017
Advert Booking deadline: Mon 24th Feb 17                    Artwork deadline: 3rd Mar 17

Issue 96 (Period June-July 2017).
Goes to print on 7th May.
On Sale date: 26th May 2017
Advert Booking deadline: Fri 21st Apr 17                        Artwork deadline: 28th Apr 17

Issue 97 (Period Aug-Sept 2017).
Goes to print on 9th July.
On Sale date: 28th/July/2017
Advert Booking deadline: Mon 23rd June 17                  Artwork deadline: 30th June 17

Issue 98 (Period Oct-Nov 2017).
Goes to print on 10th Sept.
On Sale date: 29th/Sept/2017
Advert Booking deadline: Tues 25th Aug 17                   Artwork deadline: 1st Sept 17

Issue 99 (Period Dec 17–Jan 2018).
Goes to print on 5th Nov.
On Sale date: 24th/Nov/2017
Advert Booking deadline: Mon 20th Oct 17                   Artwork deadline: 27th Oct 17

Issue 100 (Period Feb – Mar 2018).
Goes to print on 8th Jan 18
On Sale date: 26th/Jan/2018
Advert Booking deadline: Thurs 16th Dec 17                Artwork deadline: 22nd Dec 17

Click here to download the Blues Matters Media Pack 2015-2016

(14.6MB PDF file)

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½ page: 58 x 190mm PORTRAIT or 128 x 90mm LANDSCAPE
Full page:
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