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Prog (magazine)

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Prog is a British magazine dedicated to progressive rock music.


On the 19th December 2016, TeamRock called in the administrators with the loss of 70 jobs, after experiencing financial difficulties. TeamRock's stable of titles including Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, and Prog, temporarily suspended publication.

On 8 January 2017, Prog, along with sister magazines Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, were bought by previous owners Future Publishing for £800,000.

History and profile

Prog is published by Future plc, who are also responsible for its "sister" publications Classic Rock and Metal Hammer. The magazine is edited by Jerry Ewing and focused on artists and bands from the past and present. The magazine first appeared in March 2009.

Prog was published nine times per year until 2012 when its frequency was switched to ten times a year.

According to The Guardian in 2010, the magazine was selling 22,000 copies an issue, half the circulation of the NME. Journalist and broadcaster Gavin Esler described it in 2014 as "one of the few music magazines I can think of whose circulation is healthy".

Progressive Music Awards

Prog magazine was also behind the annual Progressive Music Awards that was established in 2012.

2012 winners

The 2012 Progressive Music Award winners in full:

  • New Blood: TesseracT
  • Live Event: Anathema
  • Grand Design: Pink Floyd's Immersion Reissues
  • Anthem: Squackett's A Life Within A Day
  • Album Of The Year: Rush's Clockwork Angels
  • Visionary: Peter Hammill
  • Lifetime Achievement: Genesis
  • Virtuoso: Carl Palmer
  • Guiding Light: Steven Wilson
  • Prog God: Rick Wakeman
  • 2014 winners

    The 2014 Progressive Music Award winners in full:

  • Limelight: Messenger
  • Live Event: Rick Wakeman - Journey to the Centre of the Earth 40th Anniversary Tour
  • Breakthrough: Syd Arthur
  • Anthem: Anathema - Anathema
  • The Storm Thorgerson Grand Design: Fish - A Feast of Consequences
  • Album of the Year: Transatlantic - Kaleidoscope
  • Band of the Year: Dream Theater
  • Outer Limits: Uriah Heep
  • Virtuoso: Arjen Anthony Lucassen
  • Guiding Light: Sonja Kristina
  • Visionary: Robert John Godfrey
  • Lifetime Achievement: Andrew Latimer
  • Prog God: Peter Gabriel
  • 2015 winners

    The 2015 Progressive Music Award winners in full:

  • Limelight (for up-and-coming bands): Heights
  • Live event: Marillion Weekends
  • Vanguard (for acts who deserve wider recognition): Purson
  • Anthem: Public Service Broadcasting - Gagarin
  • The Storm Thorgerson grand design (box set design): Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.
  • Album of the year: Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.
  • Band of the year: Opeth
  • Commercial breakthrough: Steven Wilson
  • Outer Limits: Roy Wood
  • Virtuoso: Danny Thompson
  • Guiding light: Roger Dean
  • Visionary: Bill Nelson
  • Lifetime achievement: Gentle Giant
  • Prog God: Tony Banks
  • References

    Prog (magazine) Wikipedia