Open Access Commitment: 10% of Music Magazine Archive profit will fund Music Zines, an open access project
The 1980s saw the rise of a musical genre that took its cues from funk, jazz, soul, reggae, and disco to coalesce into a modern movement driven from the street. Hip Hop and Rap magazines show and tell of urban music culture inspired by rappers such as Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, Ice T, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, MC Hammer, De La Soul, Arrested Development, Wu Tang Clan, NAS, Outkast, and more.
NA Publishing is assembling a collection of digital and print magazines that capture the social consciousness of this music and its distinct cultures.
The Folk Revival of the 1960s and the decades leading up to it ushered in a transformative time of inclusion, activism, and urgency, a time when music was a vehicle for awareness and protest, and proved to be a catalyst for social change.
This collection of folk magazines includes both traditional and contemporary folk, bluegrass, world music, and other adjacent genres from the mid-20th century years to present day.
In partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives, and Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives, NA Publishing is pleased to announce Music Magazine Digital Archive: Rock.
These rarely collected, widely scattered, and now sought after publications present a unique record of popular culture, music journalism, and social and political transition in the late 20th century, making them invaluable primary sources to researchers interested in disciplines such as popular culture, gender studies, material culture, American studies, youth culture, and more.