Mag ABCs: Heavy metal mags defy music and film slump

Heavy metal stalwarts Iron Maiden are again selling out stadiums as a new generation learns how to mosh – and heavy rock magazines Metal Hammer and Kerrang also did well in the second half of 2010.

Future's Metal Hammer rose 0.1 per cent to just over 44,000 with Bauer-published Kerrang was neck and neck up 4.5 per cent.

Elsewhere NME continued to slide sharply and film title Empire remained the top selling magazine in the music and film genre, despite an 11.1 per cent year on year drop.

Music and film magazine circulation figures for the second half of 2010

(Title; publisher; sale; percentage change year on year)

Empire ; Bauer Consumer Media ; 179,064 ; -11.1%

Mojo ; Bauer Consumer Media ; 91,678 ; -3.9%

 

Q ; Bauer Consumer Media ; 89,450 ; -6.9%

Total Film ; Future Publishing Ltd ; 76,088 ; -2.9%

Uncut ; IPC Media Ltd ; 74,067 ; -3.9%

Classic Rock ; Future Publishing Ltd ; 70,323 ; -5.0%

Metal Hammer ; Future Publishing Ltd ; 44,034 ; 0.1%

Kerrang! ; Bauer Consumer Media ; 44,013 ; 4.5%

New Musical Express ; IPC Media Ltd ; 33,875 ; -16.4%

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