Mojo remains the biggest-selling print music magazine in the UK after seeing circulation fall 7.5 per cent in the second half of last year, out performing its stablemate Q, which fell 12.1 per cent to 75,522 – according to ABC.
The music (rock) sector was up 16.3 per cent in the between July-December compared with an increase of 22.6 per cent in the first six months. This is largely down to the ABC debut of free magazines: The Stool Pigeon, Properganda and DIY Magazine.
Free title The Fly saw a slight decline, down 0.7 per cent to 100,774, but remain's the sectors biggest circulation music title. NME had another poor showing and fell 14 per cent to 27,650. In the first half of the year it was down 14.3 per cent.
Bauer's Kerrang had a solid performance, down just 2.1 per cent to 42,077, while Ireland-based title the Hot Press was down just 0.2 per cent to 17,688.
Music (rock) circulation figures for the first half of 2011:
Title; publisher; average sale; change year on year
- The Fly free ( Channelfly Enterprises Ltd ) : 100,574 ; -0.4%
- Mojo ( Bauer Consumer Media ) : 87,555 ; -7.5%
- Q ( Bauer Consumer Media ) : 77,522 ; -12.1%
- Classic Rock ( Future Publishing Ltd ) : 62,354 ; -7.9%
- Uncut ( IPC Media Ltd ) : 62,305 ; -14.2%
- The Stool Pigeon free ( Junko Partners Publishing ) : 53,676 ; N/A
- Properganda free ( Proper Music Distribution ) : 46,542 ; N/A
- Kerrang! ( Bauer Consumer Media ) : 42,077 ; -2.1%
- DIY Magazine free ( RWD Creative Media Limited ) : 36,801 ; N/A
- Metal Hammer ( Future Publishing Ltd ) : 35,259 ; -15.7%
- New Musical Express ( IPC Media Ltd ) : 27,650 ; -14.0%
- Hot Press ( Osnovina Ltd ) : 17,688 ; -0.2%