Rolling Stone UK
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For decades, Rolling Stone magazine has shaped the way generations of readers in the United States and beyond engage with music, entertainment and current affairs. The cultural phenomenon, founded by Jann Wenner and music critic Ralph Gleason in San Francisco in 1967, has – without fear or favour – included “all the news that fits” and in so doing, built a reputation unparalleled within its sphere.
Now, the iconic, multi-platform media brand is published in the UK, by the team behind the much-loved, high-profile Attitude magazine, the UK and Europe’s best-selling LGBTQ title.
Stream Publishing, the award-winning content creation and live events agency owned and run by Darren Styles OBE, has an exclusive licensing deal with Penske Media Corporation (PMC), owner of the Rolling Stone brand, to operate the print title and its associated digital and social platforms in the UK from autumn 2021, with live events rolled out from spring 2022.
Says Darren Styles OBE, Managing Director of Stream Publishing: “The arrival of Rolling Stone in the UK is not only a hugely exciting development for our brilliant team, but also fantastic news for the UK music and entertainment industries which deserve the showcase and platform that this iconic brand delivers. A Rolling Stone cover is the picture worth 10,000 words, and UK artists now have opportunities of their own to achieve just that, as well access to the RS network that stretches well beyond its native USA to Australia, China and more than a dozen other countries.”