The Wire (magazine)

The Wire is a British avant garde music magazine. The other title is " Adventures in Modern Music". It was founded in 1982 by jazz promoter Anthony Wood and journalist Chrissie Murray. The magazine was initially focused on modern jazz and improv, but then expanded in the early 90s in various types of experimental music. Since then, the magazine also about hip -hop, new music, free improvisation, post-rock, and various forms of electronic music reported.

Richard Cook was followed by Anthony Wood as chief editor and then was replaced again by Mark Sinker, June 1992. ( However, he continued to work as a freelancer for several years) After Sinker was released in 1994, the magazine by Tony Herrington, Rob Young and Chris Bohn was conducted. Bohn writes head under the pseudonym Biba.

A series of compilation CDs called The Wire Tapper were added to the monthly issues of the magazine since 1997, as an extra. The magazine uses the slogan "Adventures in Modern Music " (English: Adventure of modern music) since 1994 to Tapper CDs, subscribers receive the magazine also Label Sampler as well as themed CDs across countries and festivals..

Aside from the numerous monthly albums reviews, the magazine is also known for products series such as The Invisible Jukebox, an interview in which an artist unknown tracks are played to him. The primer is engaged in more depth with a genre or artist. In addition, the magazine monthly experimental music scene a particular city or region covered in each issue. At the concentration on music magazine reports via album art and various art movements.

By 2001 the magazine appeared in the Namara Group of the publisher Naim Attallah. But then it was bought by six editors and appears independently since then.

In addition, The Wire presented since January 2003, a weekly radio program on the London radio station Resonance FM. It will be moderated by Wire staff.

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