Select (magazine)

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Select was a United Kingdom music magazine of the 1990s. It was known for covering indie rock,[2] but featured a wide array of music.[3]

Select
Cover of Select magazine for July 2000.jpg
July 2000 issue
EditorAlexis Petridis[1]
CategoriesMusic tabloid
FrequencyMonthly
First issueJuly 1990; 32 years ago (1990-07)
Final issueJanuary 2001 (2001-01)
CompanyEMAP Metro
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon
LanguageEnglish
ISSN0959-8367

Launched in July 1990, its first cover star was Prince.[4] After EMAP Metro bought Select, they revamped its image,[5] and it became known for its coverage of Britpop, a term coined in the magazine by Stuart Maconie. Its 1993 "Yanks Go Home" edition,[6] featuring The Auteurs, Denim, Saint Etienne, Pulp and Suede's Brett Anderson on the cover in front of a Union Flag, was an important impetus in defining the movement's opposition to American genres such as grunge.

Later, editor John Harris stepped down as editor, and was replaced by former Mixmag editor Alexis Petridis.[7] Under Petridis, the magazine's image moved back towards its coverage on an eclectic array of music, aiming to reach what Petridis described as "a wide range of music fans".[3] The magazine folded in late 2000, amid competition on the internet.[8]

TaglineEdit

  • Pop Babylon! (circa 1994)
  • Music and Beyond (circa 1998)
  • Music for Tomorrow (circa 2000)
  • Total Stereo[1]

ContributorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Select (credits list)". Select. EMAP Metro. July 2000. p. 6.
  2. ^ Hodgson, Jessica (14 December 2000). "Melody Maker axed". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Music magazine Select names editor for relaunch". Campaign Live. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  4. ^ "A Brief History of 90s Britpop..." Dangerous Minds. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  5. ^ Jones, Dylan (6 October 2003). "Why Dennis is a Menace to Q". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  6. ^ Shaw, Magnus. So It Goes. Lulu, 2014. ISBN 978-1-3260-7550-7
  7. ^ Bailey, Jemimah (3 December 1999). "Select plucks chief from mixmag". PR Weekly. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  8. ^ Perry, Keith (15 December 2000). "Melody Maker pensioned off". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  9. ^ Cardew, Ben. "Q editor Andrew Harrison steps down". The Guardian, 11 April 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2021

External linksEdit

  • Select magazine archive