Whether you are a musician yourself, or just like to create playlists and discover new bands music is a rewarding hobby. If the expanse of music coverage on the internet leaves you overwhelmed, you can still pick up great music journalism in print. With the Grammy Awards coming up it’s a great time to read up on some nominees or some new up-and-comers that you may never have heard of. This week we take a look at the top 10 music magazines by circulation. Using Cision’s media database, we compiled the list below based. All numbers were pulled January 11, 2017.

  1. Rolling Stone – 1,467,971
  2. Music Alive! – 500,000
  3. Alternative Press -297,222
  4. M Music & Musicians – 160,000
  5. Revolver – 150,000
  6. Modern Drummer -105,042
  7. Relix – 102,000
  8. Guitar World – 92,328
  9. Big Shot – 80,000
  10. Jazz Times – 70,025

About Cision Media Research

The Cision Media Research Team maintains a database of more than 1.6 million records​, including social influencers, traditional media contacts, outlets and opportunities. We collect and maintain the latest contact and pitching information of bloggers and journalists who can spread your message, broaden your campaign and help you build relationships with the people who matter. Follow us at @Media_Moves