“Jazz Magazine”: 70 years of press history with “tremendous creativity”

“Jazz Magazine”: 70 years of press history with “tremendous creativity”
“Jazz Magazine”: 70 years of press history with “tremendous creativity”

Few press titles can boast of being 70 years old. This is the case of the French monthly Jazz Magazine. To discuss this anniversary and the current challenges of the music press in France, The media workshop receives Edouard Rencker, publication director, and Fred Goaty, editor-in-chief of Jazz Magazine.

During 45 minutes of interview, it is about the beginnings of Jazz Magazinelaunched by Nicole Barclay in December 1954, and which was quickly taken care of by “ a true media genius: Daniel Filipacchi “, explain Edward Renckerpublishing director of the magazine since 2012. From the beginning, he has been the “ ground of tremendous creativity »: untitled covers, photo formats, new typographies or even puns.

To live well in the present time, you must not lose your memory “, explain Fred Goaty, editorial director and editor-in-chief. “ We are all, in our own way, smugglers in Jazz Magazine and that’s exciting. »

It is also a question of the economic model of Jazz Magazine, whose readers are attached to the paper. Edouard Rencker, who is also president of CEPM, a collective of music press publishers, draws up some observations and explains his fight for the creation of a label defining the musical and cultural press.

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