Mojo (magazine)

Mojo is a British music magazine of the Bauer Media Group. She came for the first time in November 1993 on the market and is published monthly. Moreover Mojo appear special editions devoted to a particular artist or theme. It is one of the most important music magazines in English that deals with pop and rock music beyond the charts and an older readership. It is available worldwide and is also used by many music lovers, among others read in Germany, where they can be purchased at the station bookshops and by subscription.


With the success of the magazine Q publishers Emap were looking for a title, similar to the magazine " Rolling Stone ", which serves the growing interest in classic rock music of the 1960s and 1970s. The origin of the title refers to the Blues in Rhythm & circles known song by Muddy Waters "Got My Mojo Working ". The first cover stars were Bob Dylan and John Lennon. The comprehensive history of popular performers, as well as lesser-known or salable cult music performers proved successful and attracted imitators magazines such as Blender and Uncut with a similar concept by. 2004 Mojo Honours List was introduced, an awards ceremony, which is based on judgments of critics and readers.


Among the authors who have written for Mojo, include well-known music critic as, inter alia, Charles Shaar Murray, Greil Marcus, Simon Reynolds and Jon Savage. As a guest editor already musicians such as David Bowie or acted (for the 200th issue in July 2010) Tom Waits.


Headline are often classic rock acts such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin. However, as new musicians and bands are discussed, the (still) are not on the charts and do not necessarily represent a mainstream aesthetics, such as the White Stripes.


For some time the issue appears also inserts a CD, on which are found either in pieces of various well-known artists or unknown artists. The CD can be sent along but due to copyright issues with subscribers outside the UK (partly) not.