The UK’s only magazine for drummers & percussionists, Rhythm, now owned by Beats Network Ltd, is being relaunched and has just announced its new team: editor Louise King returns, experienced publisher Ondine Barry takes the helm and Kim Noakes becomes advertising manager.
The first print edition of the revitalized magazine, a Neil Peart tribute, was published across the globe in November 2020. The follow-up issue (featuring Stanton Moore on the front cover), published this month, focuses on things such as setting up a professional drum studio; recording, filming, editing, audio & lighting, social media promotion etc. – exactly what musicians need in the current climate where they need to be seen online to be heard.
Rhythm retains many popular sections and introduces new ones, hoping to keep readers up to date with the latest trends and equipment, be it hybrid or e-kits, live streaming or social media and studio tech. The magazine’s content includes interviews with top artists as well as new and emerging talent; in-depth and rated product reviews; insights into players’ setups; and a tuition section for all levels with accompanying video lessons on Rhythm’s YouTube channel.
Louise King, editor of Rhythm magazine 1999 to 2010, says: “I am thrilled to be back with Rhythm. I plan to build on the magazine’s rich history with creative, innovative content, intelligent perspectives and cutting-edge insights to engage with our current and future readers.”
Publisher Ondine Barry added: “Rhythm has such a fantastic and established history as the UK’s best-loved drum and percussion magazine, being an integral part of this exceptionally well-loved and respected publication is a real honour.”
We are very curious to see whether the project of bringing a paper drum magazine back to life will be successful in the era of the dominance of digital media. We certainly hope so and wish the team lots of success!
To find out more about Rhythm magazine, go to https://www.rhythmdrumnetwork.com/ .