Melissa Bradshaw

Mark Allen Group relaunches four leading music titles

2:51, 23rd April 2019

The Mark Allen Group (MAG) has relaunched four music titles which recently joined its Music Leisure & Travel division following the acquisition of Rhinegold Publishing. Each title is available both in print and online.

Classical Music – Making a future in the profession
Classical Music magazine comes into focus as the voice of the classical music industry, championing and supporting all those who perform and work in the profession. As a publication that lobbies for change and best practice, this month also sees the launch of Classical Music’s Harmony in Mind campaign, calling for better standards of mental health care in the music profession and more awareness of mental health challenges faced by musicians. Meanwhile, a new series of podcasts, Music Plus, puts a spotlight on leading artists with big ideas about how music can drive social change in the world. www.classicalmusicmagazine.org

Opera Now – The opera lover’s indispensable guide
Opera Now celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has been relaunched with a stylish new layout full of lavish illustrations in a larger, more vibrant format. The magazine is now published monthly, including a new August issue previewing highlights of the upcoming opera season. Features explore how opera relates to history and ideas as well as celebrating great singers past and present. www.operanow.co.uk

International Piano – Expert advice for every keyboard enthusiast
International Piano is doubling in frequency from May, with 12 issues per year published monthly. Now in a larger format, with an attractive new design, each issue includes in-depth interviews, features, reviews, and guides to piano technique and style for performers. Every edition will also feature more than a dozen pages of sheet music, covering a selection of core repertoire with expert commentary, fascinating rarities and new publications. www.international-piano.com

Choir and Organ – for all those interested in the choir and organ worlds
Choir and Organ sheds light on two diverse but interconnected areas of activity, exploring the worlds of choral music, organ-building and performance. The magazine is currently bimonthly but from October 2019, it will be published 12 times a year. www.choirandorgan.com

Mark Allen, chairman of MAG, said: “I am delighted to be putting significant investment behind these excellent titles, each of which serves a dedicated readership and has huge potential for future development under the leadership of our superb editorial team. These new initiatives mark the beginning of an exciting new era in the life of each magazine.”

The relaunches further enhance the prominence of MAG’s music portfolio, which includes the world’s leading classical music brand, Gramophone, as well as the premier magazines in their respective fields, Jazzwise and Songlines.

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