The Mag (music magazine)

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The Mag is an independent and alternative music magazine in the United Kingdom which has been published online since 2003. Contributions in the form of reviews and music articles were made by aspiring music-journalists, photographers and enthusiasts such as Steve Fenton, Pete Habert, Stuart Smith and Mark Holloway.

The Mag gained exposure in 2006 when the magazine's website became the largest of its kind (source Alexa Internet - Independent and Alternative Music) and it reached its peak in 2007, hosting an awards show that gained recognition from the BBC, as well as radio stations Original 106 (Solent) and Southern Counties Radio.


The magazine's first edition was published as an 8-page local music guide in Salisbury, Wiltshire. However, due to distributions issues the physical edition was replaced with a website on 9 July 2003.

In December 2006, The Mag were the first to report on the Delays new record deal with Fiction Records as they were present backstage at Southampton Guildhall to interview lead singer Greg Gilbert when the deal was signed.

In 2007, were awarded the runners-up prize in the category 'Best Interactive Website' at the HantsWeb awards run by Hampshire County Council.

The Mag AwardsEdit

The Mag Awards is an annual award show voted for by readers of the magazine, from a list of all bands featured in the preceding year.

The Mag Awards 2008 winners were announced on Saturday 19 July at a live show in Southampton, presented by radio station, Original 106 (Solent).

The Mag Awards WinnersEdit


Award Winner
Best Record The Dawn Chorus - Town / City EP
Best Website Plastic Toys
Best Solo-Artist Richie Madisun
Best Live Act Dlugokecki
Best Band Idiot3
Writers' Choice Award Delays


Award Winner
Best Demo / EP Lo*Chine - Smile for the Ladies
Best Album Mary - In The Head of a Dreamer
Best Single Dead!Dead!Dead! - George Lassoes the Moon
Best Live Act Dlugokecki
Best Solo Female Kat Vipers
Best Solo Male Ben Dlugokecki
Best Website Kat Vipers
Best Band Mary


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