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Future Music
Future Music logo.jpg
PublisherFuture plc
First issueNovember 1992
CountryUnited Kingdom

Future Music (stylised as FutureMusic) is a monthly magazine published by Future plc in the UK. It was founded in 1992 and is aimed primarily at record producers working in the electronic music field.

Future Music includes hardware and software reviews,[1] tutorials,[2] royalty-free samples and loops,[3] and music by electronic artists.[4] The magazine also features reviews of commercial releases within the electronic genre, regularly naming its "Album of the Month".[5] Interviewees have included Aphex Twin,[6] Grimes[7] and Gary Numan, who appeared on the cover of the first issue.[8] Future Music content has been reprinted by outlets including The Fader,[7] Amiga Format[9] and Loopmasters.[10]

Journalist and broadcaster Dave Haslam characterised Future Music as "a specialist mag for techno boffins".[11] Matt Feeney in The Lance recommended the publication as one of the best within electronic music, while stating, "Future Music magazine is... intended not so much for the fans of electronic music as it is for the artists themselves."[1]


  1. ^ a b Feeney, Matt (3 December 2002). "Beat Juice: The Lit". The Lance. p. 12.
  2. ^ Baker, Sarah; Bennett, Andy; Taylor, Jodie (2013). Redefining Mainstream Popular Music. Taylor & Francis. p. 141. ISBN 9781136465307.
  3. ^ Pirkle, Will C (2014). Designing Software Synthesizer Plug-Ins in C++. Routledge. p. 553. ISBN 978-1138787070.
  4. ^ Strong, Martin C (2002). The Great Scots Musicography. Mercat Press. p. 403. ISBN 978-1841830414.
  5. ^ Jones, Tom (January 2020). "Les Amazones d'Afrique - Amazones Power". Future Music. No. 352. p. 25.
  6. ^ Robinson, Dave (April 1993). "The Aphex Effect". Future Music. No. 6. pp. 21–23.
  7. ^ a b Leight, Elias (28 October 2015). "Grimes Breaks Down Her Recording Process In Future Music Magazine". The Fader. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  8. ^ Robinson, Dave (November 1992). "The Numan factor". Future Music. No. 1. pp. 24–27.
  9. ^ Nuttall, Andy (1993). "The times they are a-changin'". Amiga Format. The Annual: '93. pp. 104–105.
  10. ^ "Artisan Audio - Sentience - Dark Ambient - Future Music Magazine Review". Loopmasters. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  11. ^ Haslam, Dave (2002). Adventures on the Wheels of Steel: The Rise of the Superstar DJs. Fourth Estate. pp. 118–119. ISBN 9781841154336.

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