Overview bluesnews magazine


Over the past 20 years we have become the largest German-language blues and blues-rock publication. Our current circulation ranges up to 16,000 copies (5.000 subscribers), with distribution in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg and Belgium.

bluesnews offers in-depth interviews with international and German artists as well as features covering current topics. Extensive CD and DVD reviews, up to 130 per issue, are another focus. The editorial scope also comprises news from the blues scene, concert and festival announcements, historical features (“Blues History”, “Milestones of Blues Recording”, etc.) as well as book reviews and the presentation of instructional material (CDs, DVDs, books) for musicians.

Of course bluesnews is also present “where the action is” and reports directly from the big blues festivals and events in the U.S. and Europe. The German blues scene is also covered in depth with interviews, club presentations, festival reviews and much more. In addition, bluesnews magazine offers a heavily frequented web portal, www.bluesnews.de, featuring regulary updated news, CD reviews, hundreds of concert dates (updated weekly) as well as links to agencies, labels, musicians and many others.

It is the editorial policy of bluesnews to keep in close contact with its readers in order to obtain as many suggestions and requests as possible. Because bluesnews is not only a special interest magazine for Blues, Blues-Rock and related styles, it is also a magazine made by Blues fans for Blues fans.

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Overview bluesnews online

Since 1997, www.bluesnews.de has been the most frequently visited German-language Internet portal for blues, blues-rock and blues-related music with up to approx. 85,000 visits per month. Features include up-to-date news and concert schedules, CD reviews online, up to 800 links in different areas, prize drawings and much more.

For an advertising banner on www.bluesnews.de you are only paying a monthly flat fee with no extra charges. The advertising banner is linked to the URL of your Homepage. Banner changes within the advertising period are possible. Advertising banners are placed on top of our web pages, other placements on request. Data must be supplied as JPG or GIF with 72 dpi resolution. Competition exclusion clauses are not possible. Minimum duration: one month.

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Sending in CDs for review

bluesnews presents around 120 CDs, DVDs and books in each issue. Review copies are of course welcome and should be sent to:

Verlag Dirk Foehrs
Freiherr-vom-Stein-Str. 28
58762 Altena

Please write "CD - promotion copy" on the envelope. And please note that bluesnews can only consider recent productions for review that have been released within the past three to six months.