…since 1995

Germany's Blues
And Bluesrock Magazine

bluesnews magazine

  • Largest German-language Blues & Blues-Rock magazine
  • Available at newsstands in Germany and Switzerland
  • On the market for 25 years
  • More than 5,000 subscribers


Since 1995, bluesnews is published quarterly; it is a magazine that appeals to blues lovers & aficionados as well as blues musicians. Since its first issue, the circle of regular bluesnews readers has been growing continuously; the number of subscriptions has been increasing by up to 10% each year.

bluesnews offers in-depth interviews with international and German artists as well as features covering current topics. Extensive CD, DVD and book reviews, up to 150 per issue, are another focus. The editorial scope also comprises news from the blues scene, concert and festival announcements, historical features (“Blues History”, “Milestones of Blues Recording”, etc.) as well as the presentation of young artists (“Blues Future”).

It is the editorial policy of bluesnews to keep in close contact with its readers in order to obtain as many suggestions and requests as possible. Because bluesnews is not only a special interest magazine for Blues, Blues-Rock and related styles, it is also a magazine made by Blues fans for Blues fans.

Yearly schedule 2020

bluesnews is published quarterly on April 1st, July 1st, October 1st and December 10th every year (or the following working day). Advertisements must be submitted by the respective deadline. Street date = First day of newsstand sale

bluesnews 101

April - June 2020
street date: 01. April 2020
deadline: 26. February 2020
deadline for booking ads: 02. March 2020
printing material: 06. March 2020

bluesnews 102

July - September 2020
street date: 01. July 2020
deadline: 27. May 2020
deadline for booking ads: 02. June 2020
printing material: 05. June 2020

bluesnews 103

October - December 2020
street date: 01. October 2020
deadline: 26. August 2020
deadline for booking ads: 01. September 2020
printing material: 04. September 2020

bluesnews 104

December 2020 - March 2021
street date: 10. December 2020
deadline: 02. November 2020
deadline for booking ads: 07. November 2020
printing material: 14. November 2020


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bluesnews has been published quarterly since 1995. Publisher: Verlag Dirk Föhrs. The family business was founded in 1994 and is located in Altena in the middle west of Germany.
Dirk Föhrs
+49 2352 21680