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Now Spinning Magazine: Amplifying the Beats of Independent Music Reviews

Now Spinning Magazine: Amplifying the Beats of Independent Music Reviews

Amidst the cacophony of the music world, Now Spinning Magazine stands out as a beacon for physical music enthusiasts. Our journey has been exhilarating, and it’s time we shared our achievements with the community that made it possible.

Accolades & Features

Proudly featured in the esteemed 2023 & 2024 editions of Music Week Directory.
Garnered spotlight in Record Collector Magazine, testifying to our commitment to the music realm.

Our Expanding Horizon: By the Numbers

Website: With 155,000 monthly visits, our site is more than just pages and links. It’s a realm for the musically curious, with every click echoing our readers’ trust.

YouTube Channel: Our digital stage features 630+ videos, garnering an impressive 1,350,000 views, consuming over 115,000 hours, and striking a chord with 9,750 subscribers.

Audience Profile: Our core listeners, predominantly aged 30-60, consist of 90% males and 10% females, all united by their love for tangible music treasures – be it Vinyl or CD.

Facebook Community: Our private Music Collectors Community boasts a harmonious group of 1,200 aficionados, making it a hub for sharing, discovering, and celebrating music.

Podcast Highlights

Our recent sessions reverberated with the insights and melodies of stellar artists, each contributing to the mosaic of sounds we celebrate. Some illustrious names that graced our platform include:

Rock legends like Suzi Quatro, Steve Hackett, Uli Jon Roth, and Andy Powell from Wishbone Ash.
Powerhouses like Manfred Mann, Deborah Bonham, and Sam Brown.
Intriguing dialogues with the likes of Doogie White (from Rainbow, Alcatrazz, and MSG), Carl Dixon (of Coney Hatch), Michael Des Barres (whose credits include Silverhead, Detective, Chequered Past, and Power Station), and many more.
The list goes on, echoing our unwavering commitment to bringing diverse and authentic voices to the forefront.

In Conclusion

Our focus at Now Spinning Magazine has always been about celebrating music in its purest, most authentic form. With each achievement, feature, and collaboration, we’re reminded of our mission to serve the independent music community and music fans around the world.

Phil Aston

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Website Management – Get Back To What You Do Best

Phil Aston | Genius Loci Media

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Chart Watch – New Release News – Music Biz Chat Ep 26

In this week’s episode

UK Album Charts – Number 1
Pink : Trustfall – Total Sales 37,570 |
Physical: 24,800. ( CDs = 21,168 – Vinyl = 3,300 – Cassette = 332
Downloads: 7,126
Streams: 5,643

Congratulations to Those Dams Crows for going into the charts at number 3 this week with 10,071 sales.

New Release News – Whitesnake – Detective – LA Gunes – Extreme – Jethro Tull

Music Biz Chat – ‘Craft Recordings’.

Phil’s Music Ramble

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Happy New Year – New YouTube Service in 2022

A new year and an exciting new shuffle of the digital services that we offer. 

Following the dramatic success of Now Spinning Magazine on YouTube we are going to offer YouTube Ads Management, YouTube Training and YouTube SEO.

Now Spinning Magazine will be used as a case study for our new video marketing services.

We are able to place your videos in front of channels more likely to respond and become subscribers.

Phil Aston

Genius Loci Media


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ABBA Voyage has the Fastest-Selling Vinyl Album of The 21st Century

Voyage by ABBA sold 30,000 vinyl copies in the first week of release. The total sales were over 200,000 with over 89% being physical album sales. The album is now number one on the UK album charts

This is amazing for a band that has not been together for over four decades. However, this achievement is in no small part because CD sales were over 148,000 of the overall total!

Read the full feature on our Now Spinning Magazine website


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Classical Strings Add More Music To Their Repertoire

Wedding Music Agency Classical Strings are adding even more songs to their repertoire in a year which has seen them playing up to four weddings per week.

Here are just a few of the new videos which have been added to the Classical Strings Weddings Website

Classical Strings Weddings

The music from a String Quartet (or another string ensemble) is there throughout the most important parts of the day, from the wedding ceremony and then on to the relaxed drinks reception.
It never overpowers the conversations, but creates a magical backdrop, forever entwined with the memories of each and every guest.
Sue Aston

String Quartet – String Trio – String Duo – Solo Violin

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New Now Spinning Magazine Podcast Launched

Episode One features an interview with legendary singer-songwriter Dean Friedman
Future episodes will include musical memories with our own Joe Geesin who will be discussing his tales of meeting rock royalty and Dale Michelsohn who will join me to talk about his memories of The Birmingham Odeon.
Also lined up is an interview with legendary producer Richard Digby Smith who worded with FREE and many Island Record artists and (TBC) a chat with ex Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing
Thank you to everyone for your support and especially Now Spinning Patrons and subscribers for making this possible.

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String Quartet – ‘One Summer’s Day’ from Spirited Away

This is the Classical Strings Quartet filmed during a rehearsal by Genius Loci Media.

They are playing Sue Aston’s String Arrangement of ‘One Summer’s Day’ from the film Spirited Away, originally composed by Joe Hisaishi.

This arrangement is also available for String Trio, Duo and Solo Violin and is a very popular piece of music for weddings in Cornwall and Devon.

For more information on Classical Strings please click here or visit the Classical Strings Website