Music & Media was a pan-European magazine for radio, music and entertainment. It was published for the first time in 1984 as Eurotipsheet, but in 1986 it changed name to Music & Media.[1] It was originally based in Amsterdam, but later moved to London.[2] The magazine focused specifically on radio, TV, music, charts and related areas of entertainment such as music festivals and events. Music & Media ceased in August 2003.[3] Music & Media was the sister publication of Billboard magazine.[4][5]

Music & Media
CategoriesEntertainment industry
FrequencyWeekly
First issue19 March 1984; 39 years ago (1984-03-19)
Final issue9 August 2003 (2003-08-09)
Based inLondon, England, UK
OCLC29800226

Record charts edit

Main charts

  • European Top 100 Albums (sales)
  • European Hot 100 Singles (sales)
  • European Airplay Top 50 (airplay) (previously called European Hit Radio Top 40)
  • European Border Breakers (airplay of European songs breaking out of their country of signing)

Awards edit

The publication presented the Pan European Awards,[6] later called Music & Media Year End Awards. Winners were selected by the European Music Report, recognizing artists with the "greatest sales achievements" in Europe throughout the year, based on the sales and chart performance of artists on the European Hot 100 and European Top 100 Albums, as well as the European Airplay Top 50 beginning in 1990. Some of the first-decade perennial winners were Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna,[7][8][9][10] with the lattermost receiving the special Eurochart Artist of The Decade in 1994, for her continued success in all of their chart formats.[11] According to a 1985 report, presentations of the trophee to the artists were filmed in some European TV programs.[12]

Music & Media also presented the DJ Awards, where winners were chosen by DJs, producers and programme directors from private and state ratio stations all over Europe.[8]

References edit

  1. ^ "Music & Media in Partnership with Billboard". Billboard. 11 October 1986. Retrieved 4 January 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Music & Media Restructures Staff with Big Plans for '99". Billboard. 19 December 1998. Retrieved 4 January 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Billboard sister magazine Music & Media is to close on Thursday after the publication of its August 2 issue". business.highbeam.com. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  4. ^ "CHART BEAT CHAT". Billboard. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Stavenes-Dove Dies Aged 31". Billboard. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Eurotipsheet Will Honor '85's Hottest Artists: Pan-European Awards Air in Feb". Billboard. January 25, 1986. p. 56. Retrieved March 17, 2023.
  7. ^ "M&M Year End Awards 1986" (PDF). Music & Media. December 27, 1986. p. 13. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 15, 2022. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "M&M Year End Awards 1987" (PDF). Music & Media. December 26, 1987. pp. 28, 56. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 15, 2022. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  9. ^ "Music & Media Year-End Awards: The Hottest Sellers of 1989" (PDF). Music & Media. December 23, 1989. p. 2. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 27, 2021. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  10. ^ Bakker, Machgiel (December 22, 1990). "1990 Review: Music & Media Year -End Awards" (PDF). Music & Media. p. 29. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  11. ^ Dragan, Alina; Tilli, Robbert (November 5, 1994). "Once More Radio Gets In Bed With Lady Madonna" (PDF). Music & Media. 11 (45): 13. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 5, 2022. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
  12. ^ Bakker, Machgiel; Inglis, Cathy (December 23, 1985). "Pan-European Awards 1985" (PDF). Music & Media. p. 7. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 15, 2022. Retrieved March 17, 2020.

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