SPIN Honors 35th Anniversary With Special 35-day Editorial Celebration

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SPIN, the iconic global media company, is honoring its milestone 35th Anniversary this year with a special editorial celebration, edited by publishing legend Bob Guccione, Jr., who founded SPIN in 1985. In 2020, SPIN is an international media group that continues to build upon its reputation of editorial excellence and purveyor of pop culture. This will be on full display as SPIN features both original and archival content marking its past, present and future for 35 days, starting November 2 and ending on December 6.

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SPIN celebrates 35 years of excellence in music journalism and culture. (Photo: Business Wire)

"SPIN was born to represent a generation interested in exciting new music and the larger world around it. Thirty five years later, that mission is exactly the same, and perhaps more relevant than ever in a confusing world of too often weak and misleading journalism," said Guccione.

Under the leadership of Mr. Guccione and Managing Editor Daniel Kohn, SPIN will be publishing a number of exclusive interviews with renowned artists who, like SPIN, have been integral in shaping the past 35 years of music and culture, including Robert Plant, Chuck D, Tori Amos, Steven Van Zandt, Sinead O'Connor, Machine Gun Kelly, Portugal The Man, Finneas, Jack Harlow; and many more. SPIN will also be releasing a number of "Top 35" Lists, honoring the 35 best albums, songs, movies, videos and cultural moments from the past 35 years.

"In addition to paying tribute to SPIN's storied history, we're excited to show our loyal readers what's to come editorially by continuing our rich history of discovery and issues-based features," said Kohn. "Remaining in publication for 35 years is incredible and we have our eyes on making SPIN's future as powerful as its past."

In its new home page, designed by Bob Guccione Jr., SPIN will also be publishing a wide variety of articles and investigative reports pertaining to the pivotal moments that SPIN has presided over the past 35 years in text, video and audio, as well as continuing to expand its coverage of social issues, politics, movies and TV, podcasts, games, and will feature more video-based content and return to its rich heritage of discovering great new artists.

SPIN was acquired earlier this year by Next Management Partners. CEO Jimmy Hutcheson is now overseeing the growing media group, which has amassed a community of 250 million followers, friends, and fans across all SPIN platforms and the SPIN ambassador network.


SPIN, launched in 1985 by Bob Guccione, Jr, is one of the most recognizable names in music journalism and pop culture. SPIN developed a reputation for award-winning investigative journalism and was Advertising Age’s Magazine of the Year in 1994. Notable SPIN features include exposés of Live Aid’s tragic missteps in Ethiopia and the Atlanta child murders cover-up, embedding a reporter inside the IRA, and the first ever article on crack cocaine. From 1987 to 1997, SPIN published a controversial but internationally lauded monthly column on AIDS. Guccione sold SPIN in 1997 to Miller Publishing. In 2020, Next Management Partners purchased SPIN from Valence Media, publishers of Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter.

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Anna Wilgan, DiGennaro Communications