Q Magazine to close after 34 years

The brand also held the Q Awards every year and once had a radio station and TV channel.

Q Magazine is to cease production after 34 years in circulation.

The music magazine's closure is solely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, said its editor Ted Kessler.

"We've been a lean operation for all of my tenure, employing a variety of ways to keep our head above water in an extremely challenging print market. Covid19 wiped all that out," said Kessler in his final editor's letter.

Q Magazine was launched in October 1986 by Mark Ellen and David Hepworth and was published by EMAP until January 2008 when the brand was sold onto Bauer Media Group.

Q had a spin off radio station which ran for five years between 2008 and 2013, and also had a sister music TV channel which broadcast from 2000 to 2012. The brand has also held The Q Awards since 1990.

The final edition of Q will be available on July 28, 2020.

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Fact check: "Q Magazine was launched in October 1986 by Mark Ellen and David Hepworth and was published by EMAP until January 2008 when the brand was sold onto Bauer Media Group." No, Bauer bought the EMAP company in its entirety. The Q brand was not sold to them, it remained part of the EMAP stable which was sold wholesale to Bauer.




Nahhhh 😔😔😔


Marcelo Castilho Rogedo


It is very sad. It was a very good magazine. I am writing from Brazil and I know that all the news in that kind of edition were very good. It is really very sad.


thierry henon


A very sad day...I just can't believe that awful news!! Amazing magazine, great articles...Will be missed by a lot of us!!


Alfred Lock


virus killed off a real music mag and Spotify,Deezer and the rest thrives online for the Radio 1 generation.


Ronald van Veen


What a shame.....