About Us

Over 25 years and more than 285 issues, Rhythms Magazine has established a reputation as The Bible of roots music in Australia. Hungrily exploring almost anything to do with blues, roots, folk, Americana, jazz, country, and world music, Rhythms is totally unique. It is cherished by its readers for its authority, credibility and diversity.

Our now bi-monthly glossy print magazine distributes over 120,000 copies a year internationally through newsagents, selected music stores, and an ever-growing tribe of devoted subscribers. Issues are January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October and November/December and they are bumper.

Rhythms is available in a digital version also allowing us to fulfill international electronic subscriptions and the ever-growing interest in the digital format.

Special Issues have included the annual Official Program for the Byron Bluesfest as well as specials on WOMADelaide, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Great Southern Blues Festival, Australasian World Music Expo, and more.

Online, www.rhythms.com.au earns 400,000 hits and 8,000 unique visitors per month. A regular email newsletter sent to over 2,000 subscribers. Updated daily, www.rhythms.com.au publishes breaking news, reviews and roots music Gig Guide, as well as a sample of longer features from the print magazine.

PERSONNEL

Rhythms was founded by Brian Wise way back in 1992, the very same Brian Wise you can hear weekly on RRR radio’s top rating show Off The Record every Saturday morning in Melbourne.

Brian Wise and Martin Jones first joined forces on Australia’s first national music specialist website Addicted To Noise. Martin, who had completed a Masters degree in psychology and literature, drifted into music journalism some twenty years ago and never looked back, writing for The Age, The Australian and editing Melbourne’s Inpress magazine.

Martin began working on Rhythms with Brian and soon introduced in the artistic design skills of his wife Verity. Verity and Martin purchased Rhythms from Brian in 2007 and ran it from an office in the beautiful Brunswick Heads. Brian Wise remains Founder and Contributing Editor and an essential voice to the credibility of Rhythms.

Martin and Verity carried Rhythms into the future and have recently sold the magazine to Australian Singer/Songwriter/Radio host Catherine Britt and her Husband James.

Since purchasing Rhythms, Catherine & James have continued to grow the magazine with a new website, new digital magazine format, new writers as well as keeping on the well loved past writers that make up one of the best music writing teams in the world.

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