The magazine is a project of Dutch independent promotion company Rock ‘n’ Roll Highschool, who previously released two glossy magazines about the Dutch music industry called Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll Highschool.
These magazines were published because everyone that’s working in the music industry gets asked the same questions over and over again. Friends think you spend all your time backstage drinking champagne, parents don’t understand how you’re able to work in a business that’s (according to all media) doing so bad, and everyone else just wants to know how many famous people you have met.
To answer all those questions, Rock ‘n’ Roll Highschool released the first edition of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll Highschool in October 2007. This edition contained mainly information on how to get a job in the music business.
The second edition that was released in the fall of 2008, was packed with DIY information. Journalists, tour managers, employees of record companies and booking agencies were interviewed and they all gave their special tricks of the trade. Both editions were very well received and encouraged Rock 'n' Roll Highschool to make an European version of this unique magazine.
The first editions of the magazine are still available at www.rockmagazine.nl
(in Dutch only!!)
You can read the second edition here (not all articles are included and no additional information which can be found in the hard copy):