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‘Celebrating music in all its physical forms’

Welcome to Now Spinning Magazine, the premier destination for music enthusiasts who cherish the allure of physical music formats. Our passion for vinyl and CD collections is at the heart of everything we do, providing you with independent and honest reviews that delve deep into the world of the latest releases, timeless reissues, and classic albums.

At Now Spinning Magazine, we celebrate the tangible connection that physical music brings, understanding that the tactile feel of CDs and vinyl, along with the immersive experience of box sets, not only enhances your listening experience but also brings you closer to the artist’s vision. Our comprehensive reviews cover a wide spectrum of genres, from Rock, Metal, Prog, and Soul to Pop, Jazz, Folk, and Classical music, ensuring that no matter your taste, you’ll find content that resonates with you.

But we’re more than just a review site. Now Spinning Magazine is a vibrant community, offering exclusive features and podcasts to keep you informed and engaged with the latest music news and trends. Our unique video reviews set us apart, making us one of the fastest-growing music websites online.

For record labels and bands seeking a platform to showcase their artists and releases, Now Spinning Magazine offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with a dedicated and passionate audience. We invite you to submit your latest projects for review, tapping into our growing community of avid music collectors and fans.

Whether you’re a dedicated collector, a casual music fan, or an industry professional looking to feature your artists, Now Spinning Magazine is your essential source for all things music. Join us in celebrating the art of music in all its forms, and stay tuned for the latest in music releases, reissues, and exclusive insights.

“Visiting Now Spinning Magazine is like visiting your favourite record shop and bumping into your pals”. Jim Wood 

“Now Spinning has the atmosphere of those halcyon days of my youth when we would meet up at a friend’s house with an armful of LPs to listen to and discuss into the early hours of the morning”. Bill Wallace

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Testimonial

“I’ve been a big music fan, music collector and DJ for over 50 years. My tastes are extremely broad and eclectic, including anything from Motown to Motorhead to Mozart! When I first discovered Now Spinning Magazine, I found a place where my interests could be supported and expressed without prejudice. Now Spinning is far more than just a website and a Facebook group – it is a community of like-minded, passionate and welcoming music lovers and collectors. With Phil Aston at the helm, the magazine delivers a wide variety of news and information about both past classics and new releases, both individual albums and box sets. Phil often shares his own personal memories, related to particular artists and albums, as do other community members. These range from daily ‘Now Spinning’ posts, to unboxing videos, to regular themed articles about the music scene. Phil’s videos about the changing landscape of music formats are particularly interesting and are already starting to influence industry movers and shakers. This is such a refreshing development, as Phil is very honest, extremely objective, and his leadership, at last, gives us music fans a long-needed voice that is getting attention. Now Spinning hold regular zoom meets, which are the modern equivalent of meeting your mates and sharing new musical discoveries, plus there is a mutual regard and convivial atmosphere, amongst members, that is unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere in digital social spaces. As Phil often says, “Music is the healer and the doctor”, and Now Spinning members exemplify and epitomise this idea. I’m proud to be a member and I love interacting with the community.” Andy J Old

“Your style of presentation, your enthusiasm, it’s always a joy to watch, and your honesty, your views and opinions, are respected and appreciated. I love the diversity of Now Spinning Magazine, love how things have progressed here over the past couple of years. Along with the big names we come to expect, you often catch us by surprise and throw in something refreshingly different (Sarah McQuaid being a good example). And even when I think the content isn’t quite my cup of tea, I’ll still watch it and, more often then not, feel enlightened in some way. It’s always enjoyable to hear your personal stories, to hear how – and when – you first discovered certain albums or bands. How old you were, where you were living, what you were doing, memories of old friends, concerts, music papers, etc. This all adds something very special and uniquely individual to your videos. You are sharing your own musical journey or adventure with us, sharing the love and passion for records both new and old, and that makes this channel special. So keep doing what you’re doing. And always follow your heart”. Clive Snowden