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29 October 2014
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BBC Music Magazine celebrates tenth birthday with a first for magazines

BBC Music Magazine is marking its tenth birthday by becoming the first magazine to use glitter on its cover.

The title's November issue (on sale October 8) takes advantage of a new process to print glitter - which doesn't come off on the reader's fingers - on its silver cover. Inside the glittery cover there is a bumper 148-page issue, looking back at a decade in music.

Features include a review of the top ten pieces written in the last ten years, with Radiohead a surprising entrant. And, just as rock has found a place in this special issue of the world's best-selling classical music magazine, so Pete Waterman discusses pop's classical influences.

The results of a BBC Music Magazine's first photography competition - aimed at encouraging imaginative photography of music and musicians - are revealed, with some stunning images.

Says Editor Helen Wallace: "All that glitters may not be gold - it is actually silver in this case- but it seemed a fitting way to mark our tenth birthday, which we also do by appraising a decade in music with all the knowledge and authority for which BBC Music Magazine has become renowned."

Notes to Editors:
BBC Music Magazine is the world's best-selling monthly classical music magazine, with a monthly circulation of 78,707 (ABC: Jan to Dec 2001) and is published by BBC Magazines - a division of BBC Worldwide Ltd, the main commercial arm of the BBC. BBC Worldwide does not use licence fee income for its activities and re-invests in public service programming. In 2001/2002 BBC Worldwide returned £106 million to the BBC.



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