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Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity which involves structured and audible sound, though definitions vary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Recreation. ... A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising and/or purchase by readers. ...

Founders Mark Ellen and David Hepworth were dismayed by the music press of the time which they felt did not cater for the generation of older music buyers who were buying the then new CD technology from artists other magazines would ignore such as Paul Simon, Level 42, or Dire Straits. Modelled after Rolling Stone, it was first published in 1986 and set itself apart from much of the other music press by being produced monthly and with higher standards of photography and printing. The magazine was billed in the early years by its sub-title, "The modern guide to music and more". Its name was originally intended to be Cue (as in the sense of cueing a record, ready to play) but was changed to avoid being mistaken for a snooker magazine. Publicity still for Youre the One, released in 2000 This article is about the musician; for other Paul Simons, see Paul Simon (disambiguation). ... Level 42 was a British funk music band who had a number of worldwide and UK hits during the 1980s. ... Dire Straits was a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass) and Pick Withers (drums), and managed by Ed Bicknell. ... The Rolling Stone logo, designed by Rick Griffin. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of light. ... The folder of newspaper web offset printing press Printing is a process for production of texts and images, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. ... Snooker table For the dog-agility Snooker class, see dog agility. ...

It also has an extensive review section, featuring: new releases (music), reissues (music), music compilations, film and live concert reviews as well as radio and television reviews. It uses a star rating system from one star to the coveted five stars. It is generally the case that a music release, which has been given a four or five star rating, is consistently of a good quality and worth purchasing. Indeed the rating an album receives in Q is often added to print and television advertising for the album in the UK and Ireland. It also compiles a list of approximately eight albums, which it classes as the best new releases of the last three months. A review is an evaluation of a publication, such as a movie, video game, musical composition, or book. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ...

Much of the magazine is devoted to interviews with popular or new musical artists.

The magazine is well known for compiling lists (some say this is displays lazy journalistic tendencies); it has made lists ranging from "The 100 Greatest Albums" to the "100 Greatest Rock Lists". The most famous of these is the classic "50 bands to see before you die". Every other month Q and its sister magazine Mojo have a special edition magazine — these magazines have been about musical times, genres, or very important musicians. Mojo is a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. ...

Often promotional gifts are given away with the magazine, such as cover-mounted CDs or books. The January 2006 issue included a free copy of "The Greatest Rock and Pop Miscellany … Ever!", modelled on Schott's Original Miscellany. A compact disc (or CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... Cover of Schotts Original Miscellany, published by Bloomsbury in 2002 Schotts Original Miscellany is a best-selling book by Ben Schott. ...

Every issue of Q has a different message on the spine. Readers then work out what the message has to do with the contents of the magazine. This practice — known as the "spine line" — has since become commonplace among British lifestyle magazines, including Q's movie-centric sister magazine Empire, and the football monthly FourFourTwo. Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Emap Consumer Media since July 1989. ... FourFourTwo is a football (soccer) magazine published by Haymarket. ...

Usual features include The Q50, wherein the magazine lists the top 50 essential tracks of the month; Cash for Questions, in which a famous celeb answers question sent in by readers, who win £25 if their question is printed; Ten Commandments, where a particular singer create their very own ten commandments by which to live; and Rewind, in which the magazine takes us back in time through the history of music through archive issue of Q. The Ten Commandments on a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol This 1768 parchment (612x502 mm) by Jekuthiel Sofer emulated 1675 decalogue at the Esnoga synagogue of Amsterdam The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, are a list of religious and moral imperatives which, according to the Bible, were...

Other media

The company behind the magazine, Emap, also produces a digital "radio station" called Q Radio, which is transmitted on the digital television networks in the UK and online. There is also a Q TV television channel in the UK. EMAP plc is a British media company, specialising in the production of magazines, and the organization of business events and conferences. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Digital television (DTV) uses digital modulation and compression to broadcast video, audio and data signals to television sets. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ...

External link

  • Official Q website

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Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom.
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Indeed the rating an album receives in Q is often added to print and television advertising for the album in the UK and Ireland.
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In biochemistry, Q is the symbol for glutamine.
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