Spin is an established American music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione Jr.Image:spin-sample-cover

History and Profile

Launched in 1985 as the alternative to mainstream music magazines such as Rolling Stone, Spin quickly gained recognition for its coverage of independent music, particularly punk and grunge. The magazine was initially touted as a platform for showcasing alternative and genre-defying artists.


Spin's content centers on music reviews, interviews, and feature articles about various types of music including rock, pop, hip-hop, electronic music, and indie. The magazine's editorial style prioritizes reporting on the contemporary music industry, focusing on young and emerging artists alongside well-established music acts.

Apart from its printed version, Spin also maintains an active online presence, providing digital news and features on releases, videos, and industry trends. Having transitioned to a fully digital format in 2012, the magazine continues to be a significant voice in music journalism.


The magazine's influence on the music industry has been profound. Spin has a critical legacy of showcasing emerging genres and championing a number of now-iconic artists before they reached mainstream success.{{Categories}}

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