Songlines Music Awards 2010 issue
|Frequency||10 times a year|
|Company||Mark Allen Group|
Songlines is published ten times a year and contains CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert and festival listings and travel stories. Every issue comes with an accompanying compilation CD featuring sample tracks from 10 of the best new releases reviewed in that issue and 5 additional tracks chosen by a celebrity. A podcast containing highlights of each issue is available to download through iTunes or through the Songlines website.
The magazine is edited by Simon Broughton, co-editor of The Rough Guide to World Music.
In 2008 Songlines was expanded to include 'Songlines Music Travel' a music tourism service offering excursions to renowned world music locations and festivals.
In 2009 Songlines launched Songlines Digital, an online subscription version of the magazine.
Mark Allen Group acquired Songlines in 2015.
Songlines Music AwardsEdit
In 2009 Songlines launched their Music Awards to replace the cancelled BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music World Music Awards. The Songlines award is granted in four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Best Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Best Newcomer.
|Year||Best Artist||Best Group||Best Cross-Cultural
|2009||Rokia Traoré||Amadou & Mariam||Jah Wobble & The Chinese Dub Orchestra||Kiran Ahluwalia|
|2010||Goran Bregović||Staff Benda Bilili||Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara||Deolinda|
|2011||Femi Kuti||Bellowhead||AfroCubism||Raghu Dixit|
|2012||Anoushka Shankar||Tinariwen||Yo Yo Ma featuring Stuart Duncan,
Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile
|2013||Angélique Kidjo||Lo'Jo||Dub Colossus||Mokoomba|
|2014||Bassekou Kouyate||Tamikrest||Catrin Finch & Seckou Kouyate||Family Atlantica|
|2015||Tony Allen||Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté||Kronos Quartet||Ibibio Sound Machine|
|2016||Mariza||Africa Express||-||Songhoy Blues|
Instead of the category Best Cross-Cultural Collaboration, the Songlines award was granted in 2016 in six new categories: Africa & Middle East, Americas, Asia & South Pacific, Europe, Fusion and World Pioneer Award. The winners were: Seckou Keita, Lila Downs, Debashish Bhattacharya, Sam Lee & Friends, Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal and Chris Blackwell.
- Cardew, Ben (10 February 2015). "Songlines music magazine bought by Gramophone publisher". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
- Properganda Magazine, 28 April 2011