|Area of Expertise||Classical music|
|publishing company||Mark Allen Group (UK)|
|Frequency of publication||per month|
|Sold edition||20,331 (2017) copies|
History and profile
Gramophone was founded in 1923 by Compton Mackenzie . Initially, the magazine name was accompanied by the additional description “The world's best classical music magazine”, but it is currently changed to The world's best classical music reviews .
Every year the magazine's critics choose the winners of the Gramophone Awards . Each month, the critics award recordings of classical music with the Gramophone Choice and in the December edition each critic names a selection of four to five important recordings of the year as part of the Gramophone Critics' Choice .
Gramophone Hall of Fame
In 2012 the magazine opened the Gramophone Hall of Fame . It is dedicated to musicians, sound engineers and employees in the classical music industry who have distinguished themselves. Elections are made digitally every year via the magazine's website, which provides a comprehensive shortlist. Everyone who visits the site is entitled to vote. The Hall of Fame is intended to reflect the preferences of the listeners of classical music. In 2012, 50 personalities were added to the classical music world, in 2013 another 40 and since 2014 ten members have been added every spring.
- Martin Cullingford: Vote now in the Gramophone Hall of Fame 2017. Gramophone, March 17, 2017, accessed on October 31, 2017 .