E&MM For Germany!
At the time of the Frankfurt Musik Messe, E&MM focuses on German electronic music, with two main features on Klaus Schulze and Robert Schroder plus record reviews and Kraftwerk music (currently in the top of the U.K. record charts).
Electronic music is now part of music making in many countries, including Germany, Spain, America, Canada, Japan, France, Italy, Scandinavia, Australia, Africa, Poland, Iceland, and of course, the U.K. Within the space of a few years it has been commercialised and domesticated to become an accepted direction for music of the future.
Germany has always had a particularly active electronic music scene and recently it has been my privilege to talk to the great Karlheinz Stockhausen himself, who in the sixties paved the way for the New Music. E&MM also meets many of the German public at the Frankfurt Musik Messe in February, and we will continue promoting the exchange of electro-musical ideas between Germany and the U.K.
Soon after this important international event, another potentially promising one is taking place in London — the International Music Show. We will be giving plenty of coverage to both these music industry shows, as well as the U.S. NAMM Winter Market at Anaheim.
Finally, we have a special request to all our readers this month. We would like you to complete our questionnaire on pages 15 and 16 so that we can continue to improve E&MM and make it the essential magazine for the practical musician. Being the top selling music monthly gives us an obligation to present the editorial areas you would like us to cover. So please take the trouble to fill in the form — it's a vital survey for E&MM in its second year.