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Digitized magazine collection
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Coverage from 1880 to 2000
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This digital archive is sure to receive rave reviews from those wanting to know more about behind-the-scenes activities of the music, film, and entertainment industries. By providing the complete runs of major trade and consumer magazines, from their inception to 2000, it arms students and researchers with the primary source material needed to develop a contextual understanding of the entertainment industry as it evolved over the 20th century.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive is available in two separate collections, each of which can be purchased separately:

  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive 1: Music, Radio and The Stage contains 14 titles and approximately 1.1M pages of content from such publications as Billboard (1894-2000), Spin (1985-2000) and The Stage (1880-2000)
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive 2: Film and Television includes 10 titles and around 1.1M pages of material from key publications like Variety (1905-2000), Boxoffice (1920-2000) and Broadcast (1960-2000)

The collections are ideal for scholars studying:

  • The economics of the entertainment industry
  • Production, marketing and reception of films or music albums
  • Factors surrounding the emergence of subcultures such as punk, two-tone or grunge
  • Culture, politics and social change in dynamic eras such as the 1960s

Each magazine can be browsed cover-to-cover in full-page, full-text format. Users are able to search for original reviews, interviews, industry news, listings, charts and features relating to the full range of popular media using advanced search and retrieval functionality.

  • Includes key trade and mass-market consumer magazines – weekly and monthly issues
  • A combined total of around 2.2 million pages digitized in high resolution color and fully searchable
  • Complete backfiles support analysis of trends in popular culture across the entire 20th century
  • When combined, covers the entire entertainment industry, including film, television, popular music, radio, theatre, and performing arts, with a focus on the US and the UK
  • Cross-searchable with historical databases on the all-new ProQuest platform

Titles include:

  • American Film (US, 1975-1992)
  • Back Stage (US, 1960-2000)
  • Broadcasting / Broadcasting & Cable (US, 1931-2000)
  • Billboard (US, 1894-2000)
  • Boxoffice (US, 1920-2000)
  • Broadcast (UK, 1960-2000)
  • Contrast (UK, 1961-1965)
  • Disc (UK, 1958-1975)
  • Film Weekly (UK, 1928-1939)
  • Independent Film Journal / The Film Journal / Film Journal International (US, 1937-2000)
  • Mixmag (UK, 1983-2000)
  • Musician (US, 1976-1999)
  • Muzik (UK, 1995-2003)
  • Picturegoer (UK, 1911-1960)
  • Rave (UK, 1964-1970)
  • R&R / Radio & Records (US, 1973-2000)
  • Reggae and African Beat (1982-1988)
  • Screen International (UK, 1976-2000)
  • Spin (US, 1985-2000)
  • The Beat (US, 1988-2000)
  • The Stage (UK, 1880-2000)
  • Uncut (UK, 1997-2000)
  • Variety (US, 1905-2000)
  • Vox (UK, 1990-1999)
  • Content Type: Magazines
  • MARC Records: Yes
  • COUNTER Compliant: Yes
  • OpenURL Enabled: Yes
  • Athens Enabled: Yes

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