Songlines Magazine

Songlines is the leading world music magazine - collect your complimentary copy of the November 2023 issue (#192) in your delegate bag in A Coruña

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Launched in 1999 and acquired by the Mark Allen Group in 2015, Songlines is the leading world music magazine published 10 times a year with distribution in over 60 countries . As well as each new edition, the entire archive from the very first issue is available in digital format for all three platforms: iOS, Kindle Fire & Android. The Songlines Reviews Database featuring over 7,500 albums from every issue of Songlines since 2010 is also available on subscription, more details at

In 2008, Songlines launched Songlines Music Travel and in 2011 Songlines launched its own festival in partnership with London's Kings Place, Songlines Encounters Festival. 2023 celebrates 15 years since the launch of the Songlines Music Awards. The 2019 awards ceremony took place on November 30 at London's EartH Hall in Hackney, in partnership with Soundcrash, and hosted by Cerys Matthews with performances by Mariza, Fatoumata Diawara, Gaye Su Akyol, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita and Monsieur Doumani. Following two years of virtual ceremonies, the 2022 awards marked a return to a live in-person show at London's Scala, hosted again by Cerys Matthews with performances from Fanfare Ciocarlia, Justin Adams & Mauro Durane, Balimaya Project and Ballaké Sissoko.

Following the success of the special print-only publication, Songlines presents the Music of West Africa, Songlines presents the Music of Latin America was published last year - see the advert in the WOMEX guide for more information or visit

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