About us

Music in Leicester

online magazine about local music

Music in Leicester is an online magazine that is about music, bands and gigs in the city of Leicester and county of Leicestershire.

The magazine has no paper-based equivalent.

The Editor is Kevin Gaughan.

The Publisher is Trevor Locke.

Information for venues and promoters

In order for us to cover live music, we need to get into gigs and other events free, as would most serious music journalists, newspaper reporters or anyone else from the media.

Ours is a free magazine that has no income; we, therefore, have no expenses to cover entry fees to music concerts and events.

We do NOT send reporters to a show without asking first. No official reporter from Music in Leicester will simply turn up at a gig and ask to be let in, without prior contact from us. Regular reporters also carry our official ID cards.

Given that our reporters have to go to several gigs each week, it would cost us more than we could afford if we had to buy a ticket every time we wanted to cover a show or a band. People who write for this magazine give their time free of charge including both attending shows and writing about them afterwards.

We, therefore, ask venues and promoters to treat our reporters and photographers just like any other member of the press and give them free entry to shows.

We do not charge venues or promoters to publicise their gigs on our listings, so we trust that we will not be asked to pay for admission if we ask to cover a show we have previously publicised.

We do not charge bands or artists for writing reviews about their performances.

Writing for the magazine

We regret that we are not able to pay for contributions sent in, either textual or photographic.  This magazine is a not-for-profit publication, set up to benefit the music community in Leicester. There is no paper-based output – it’s all on the Internet. It’s all free to everyone.

To find out how to contribute an article, news item or review, go to our page about how to become a contributor, select the link below.

We are a one-stop resource for anyone who is interested in live music in Leicester as well as for the bands, venues and promoters and anyone else in the scene in Leicestershire.

History of the magazine

Music in Leicester magazine went fully live on 3rd June 2013. Since then, it has accumulated over 800 pages of content about live music in the local area.

The views expressed in this magazine are those of named contributors; where a piece is not named, it is attributable to the Editor. The views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the promoters of shows; they are the writer’s own opinions.

Music in Leicester is an independent online magazine; it has an editorial advisory group that assists with the management of its content. It is a not-for-profit, community venture. It has no paid staff and no offices.

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