About Now Spinning Magazine

Now Spinning Magazine is the go-to source for independent and honest music reviews that celebrate music in all its physical forms. Our online community of music fans spans the globe, representing every genre and period of popular music. We’re committed to supporting music in every format, from vinyl to CDs to Box Sets.

We’ve recently expanded our horizons to include not just insightful live reviews but also a dynamic podcast series that spotlights renowned artists and their captivating stories. Now Spinning Magazine offers a unique opportunity for record labels, music PR firms, emerging artists, and established bands to showcase their latest albums and narratives to a dedicated audience of music enthusiasts

In addition to our main website, we also have an active YouTube Channel where we feature video reviews and discussions, as well as a thriving private collectors community on Facebook.

Whether you’re a collector or just a music lover, we have something for everyone. Join us as we explore the world of music and share our passion with a global neighborhood of like-minded fans. Phil Aston (Editor in Chief)

Now Spinning Magazine is listed in the 2024 Music Week Directory and Featured in Record Collector Magazine.

Recent Stats

    • Website visits – 198,000 per month
    • YouTube Channel  725+ Videos – 1.8 Million views + – 140K + hours watched – 11.5K + Subscribers
    • Our Audience 30-60 year old – 90% Male – 10% Female – All who buy physical CDs, Vinyl and Box Sets.
    • Private Facebook Music Collectors Community – 1,300 members
    • Regular Podcast – Recent guests  – Suzi Quatro, Steve Hackett, Uli Jon Roth, Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash), Sam Brown, Manfred Mann, Deborah Bonham, When Rivers Meet, Doogie White (Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG), Carl Dixon (Coney Hatch) Michael Des Barres (Silverhead, Detective, Chequered Past, Power Station), SOEN, Corky Laing (Mountain, West Bruce & Laing) , Del Bromham (Stray) , Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot, RATT, King Kobra) Amanda Lehmann, Dean Friedman, Peter Goalby (Uriah Heep) , Cats in Space, Danny Peyronel (Heavy Metal Kids, UFO), Sam Brown, Robb Weir (Tygers of Pan Tang), Sid Griffin (The Long Ryders), Russell Gilbert (Uriah Heep) Mary Fahl, Martin Popoff, When Rivers Meet, Paul Newton (Uriah Heep), Luther Grosvenor (Mott The Hoople) John Young (Lifesigns), Tempt, Pete Bingham (Sendelica) Vega, Zal Cleminson (Alex Harvey, Nazareth) Steve Rosen, Michael Fennelly (Crabby Appleton) Danny Bryant, Temple Balls, DORO, Dave Kilminster (Roger Waters – Steven Wilson) Geoff Downs (YES – Asia – DBA ), Gareth Ainsworth (QPR)
  • Also on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tik Tok and LinkedIn

“I can safely say that being featured on the Now Spinning Magazine network will result in a spike in sales. Our audience are passionate about buying physical music and trust our reviews as being honest and independent. ” Phil Aston

Our passionate unboxing videos, reviews and music stories have gained great praise on YouTube and on Social Media.

If you are a band or record label and want to have your music or latest release featured on Now Spinning please get in touch. 

Phil Aston +44(0)1736 719342 | phil.aston@nowspinning.co.uk  

Proud to work with : 

BMG, Sony Music, Universal Music, Cooking Vinyl Records, Proper Music, Craft Recordings, Universal, Cherry Red Records, Esoteric Recordings, H.N.E Records, Grapefruit Records, Demon Music Group, Frontier Records, Duff Press, Chipster PR, The Publicity Connection, Key Production


Phil Aston Now Spinning Magazine

Phil Aston (Editor in Chief)

Phil became obsessed with music when he saw Deep Purple in 1974 aged just 14. After that, it was just guitars and records. He joined several local bands in Birmingham before becoming the lead guitarist in NWOBHM Band The Handsome Beasts who were signed to Heavy Metal Records.  From there he spent time in Rogue Male with Chris Aylmer from Samson and then Tantrum helping to supply music to a movie starring Lindsay Wagner. He was also songwriter with London based Lionheart music. in 2004 he started ‘Genius Loci Media’ a Digital Marketing Agency offering Marketing services for Music and Creative businesses- Genius Loci Media also released albums by Violinist and Composer, Sue Aston. Phil was also involved in pioneering live streaming music with one performance in the USA with members of the band Survivor and Halford.

Music Covered: Everything!

Sue Aston Now Spinning Magazine

Sue Aston (Editor)

Composer Sue Aston graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire and freelanced as a professional violinist with symphony orchestras as well as doing sessions for rock and folk bands. Sue was always a musical rebel, often listening to punk and rock music alongside violin concertos. Sue is involved in editing the Now Spinning Website and the Membership Scheme.
Music Covered: Pop – Rock – Punk – Classical Music

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Joe Geesin (Contributor)

Working in Journalism and PR, Joe has over 30 years of experience in the music industry and six years in advertising and marketing. With a client list that already boasts Universal, Sanctuary, Cherry Red and Republic Media, work has been published in Record Collector, New Scientist, Kerrang!  and Metal Talk. Joe is also the former Fanclub editor for  Nazareth, Samson and Cozy Powell.
Joe has been a Record Collector contributor since 1991 with over 250 published interviews.
Music Covered: Rock – Metal – Classic Rock – PROG – Blues

Paul Duggan Now Spinning Magazine

Paul Duggan (Contributor)

Born in the same year as “Love Me Do” Paul’s pre-school years were played out to a near constant radio providing a soundtrack of all the current happening pop hits up to 1966. He recognised The Beatles whenever they appeared on TV and in 1970 aged 8 he started collecting albums and over half a century later he is still at it. It all began with The Beatles and T.Rex and definitely not David Cassidy. By the mid 70’s The Fabs were joined by the Stones and Bob Dylan in his record collection and it wasn’t long before he turned his obsessions towards Zeppelin, Yes, Sabbath, Springsteen and Hendrix. Fast forward to 1997 and he was still spinning and collecting now funded by his software development in various forms of media. From 2005 to the present he has been knocking out zero’s and one’s in the world of radio and television broadcasting. He has two daughters, one wife and a Labrador with whom he shares a 300 year cottage near the sea in Kent. Effectively it’s a record collection with walls and a roof with a home recording studio thrown in. He still listens to all that 70’s stuff along with jazz, country and classical music. He still argues that the whole David Cassidy thing is just one big misunderstanding.

Music covered: 60’s pop/rock & the French “ya-ya” movement, 70’s rock and prog, metal and jazz.

Chris Wright Now Spinning Magazine

Chris Wright (Contributor)

Born and bred in Suffolk, England, Chris now lives in the USA and finally has a basement listening room where he can indulge in being a serial audiophile and music collector without bothering his long-suffering family. Chris bought his first “serious” hifi system over 35 years ago and now believes he has reached the end game with his current set up (audiophiles always say that kind of stuff…)
Music Covered: Pop – Rock – Soul – Jazz – Folk

Timothy Hughes Now Spinning Magazine

Tim Hughes (Contributor)

CEO & Co-Founder of Digital Leadership Associates the Global Social Consultancy.
Digital Leadership Associates
Music Covered: Rock – PROG – Pop

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Chris McGlyn (Contributor)

Chris was raised in a home where LP’s by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys leaned against the wall quite happily with others by Stevie Wonder, Cher and Motown Chartbuster compilations. One of his first memories of listening to music was watching as 7″ singles dropped down one at a time onto the turntable of a mono suitcase record player. The Move, Eric Clapton, The New Seekers and more all formed part of Chris’ early music education.
Chris had his ‘metal epiphany on 25th January 1979, when Judas Priest first appeared on Top Of the Pops. Nothing was ever the same again!

He started going to gigs in ’79 (Judas Priest) and has never stopped!
In 1980, at the age of 16 Chris started working in an independent record shop and he only left music retail in 2006. 26 years of working in record shops opened Chris up to many more styles of music.
These days, Chris is happy to continue to find new music and music new to him from other members of Now Spinning.

Specialism: Rock/Metal/Prog Rock.

Frode Singsaas

Frode Singsaas (Contributor)

Journalist in Adresseavisen, one of Europe’s oldest newspapers still in circulation. He has over thirty years of experience in reviewing everything from music, films and books to all kinds of electronic gadgets. He is omnivorous when it comes to music, but his musical DNA is firmly planted in classic rock, post-punk and prog.
Music Covered: Rock – PROG – Post Punk

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Charlie White (Contributor)

A music lover, an audiophile.  Both can co-exist in the same reality and that is me.
Charlie also contributes regularly to the Now Spinning YouTube Channel.
Music Covered: Soul – R&B – Funk – Rock – Pop – Jazz

Dan Aston Now Spinning Magazine

Dan Aston (Contributor)

Dan is a successful singer-songwriter with several releases under his belt. He has a vast music collection and loves every genre of music you can imagine. His top music choices would be Bjork, Bruce Springsteen, Opeth, Steven Wilson, Queensrÿche, Kiss, Bat For Lashes. Dan is a professional writer and works for St Austell Brewery in Cornwall.
Music Covered: Pop – Rock – Folk – Jazz – Metal – PROG

Tom Dixon Now Spinning Magazine

Tom Dixon (Contributor)

Born in the North East of England, raised on rock due to a network of fellow music lovers. Work took me to the West Country where I still live, although now ecstatically retired…early, honest! Music remains my main hobby and obsession. No-one told me obsessive collecting would cost so much in furniture! Early influences were Deep Purple and then every offshoot, along with Wishbone Ash, Rory Gallagher, Uriah Heep, Alice Cooper and many more.
Music Covered: Rock / Blues Rock 

John Dotters Now Spinning

John Dotters (Contributor)

Mancunian John developed a healthy love of music from the early heroes of Mud, Showaddywaddy and Sweet before Yes, Kiss and the NWOBHM turned the head before reaching the current day love of most things Abba to ZZ Top. Dabbled in fanzines, proper magazines but then got a proper job and wished he hadn’t.
Music Covered: Pop – Rock – Punk