XGpublishing

Magazines

Traditional Print Publishing
Our editorial team consists of experienced journalists who understand every aspect of print publishing. We remain interested in print publishing ventures and partnerships, but in recent years we have developed a specialisation in what we call "content 2.0".

Content 2.0
This means that we specialise in expanding print publication offerings to include all appropriate cross-media platforms. Each publication and target audience will suit a different mix of media and channels, but a typical offering might include a print publication, associated website, podcasts, live events, mobile phone content, Web TV and Web Radio channels. At the heart of this process is the identification of a "tribe" and the development of a trusted brand to serve its needs across the full range of media.

Outsourced Services
We can apply our Content 2.0 model to third party publications using an outsourcing business model. As part of any such arrangement, we can also supply a cross-media advertising campaign covering a combination of print, TV, radio and web ads or virals. 

What We Publish
We publish some of Italy's leading music magazines, which are distributed to most Italian newsagents, major Italian supermarkets and airports. We are interested in proposals from non-Italian distributors. 



CLASSIC VOICE
Lyrical, symphonic, ancient, contemporary, jazz

Classic Voice is the market leader for classical music and jazz journalism. It is published 12 times each year with 2 gift CDs on each cover from the leading record labels. In recent months these have included Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Radu Lupu, Maria Callas, Glenn Gould, Ton Koopman, John Eliot Gardiner, Kent Nagano, Alicia de Larrocha, Giuseppe Sinopoli and Herbert von Karajan amongst others.

The magazine's expert journalism and stunning images provides a fresh look at the latest developments and trends in Italy and abroad across the greatest of music genres. Each issue contains essays, exclusive interviews, special reports and the latest news from the world’s cultural capitals. With more than 50 reviews each month of the latest CDs, DVDs, books and performances, Classic Voice helps to keep its readers up to date with the very best offerings from the world’s greatest artists.
Classical and jazz music and more: Each issue also provides an insight into the increasingly important relationship between great music and the latest audio-video and multimedia technologies, new tastes, new styles of living and the Arts in general.

Classic Voice contains the thoughts and opinions of some of the most prestigious names in music criticism including Angelo Foletto (La Repubblica), Enrico Girardi (Corriere della sera), Sandro Cappelletto and Alberto Mattioli (La Stampa), Quirino Principe (Il Sole 24 ore), Dino Villatico (La Repubblica), Elvio Giudici (Quotidiano nazionale, and author of L’Opera in cd e video), Mario Messinis (former Artistic Director of il teatro La Fenice di Venezia and Director of the Biennale Musica), Guido Salvetti (President of La Società italiana di musicologia), Paolo Petazzi (L’Unità), Vittorio Franchini (Corriere della sera), Carlo Boccadoro (Conductor and Composer), Gian Paolo Minardi (La Gazzetta di Parma).

Classic Voice, with l'Associazione nazionale critici musicali (National Association of Music Critics), also organizes Italy’s National Classical Disc Awards (Premio nazionale Classic Voice per il disco classico), which after its second edition has already become the most important recognition for artists and record labels. The event is reported in the National press (and has received coverage from amongst others: Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 ore, La Stampa, Radio Rai).
The jury combines the magazine’s most respected contributors with some of the most important critics from the National press.

Classic Voice: monthly with two free cover CDs, for a price of just €10



CLASSIC OPERA
Opera on DVD

Classic Opera is the longest running Italian collectable dedicated to opera: since 2001 every 2 months it has presented a masterpiece from the history of this great genre in a highly collectible DVD format shot in some of the most important opera houses in Europe, from La Scala in Milan to the famous opera houses of Berlin and Paris. The collection includes the greatest conductors (Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Giuseppe Sinopoli), the most famous singers (Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo, Roberto Alagna), the most original directors and the most spectacular set designers.

Even the technical standard is extremely high: the performances are shot using the most innovative and sophisticated technologies, and are compatible with the latest home cinema systems, including subtitles in Italian for the libretto.

Each Classic Opera DVD comes with an accompanying monograph which introduces the opera (an introduction to the music and to the libretto) and its major interpreters from the past and from recent years (the directors, conductors and singers that have been involved in famous performances of the work). The booklet includes journalism from some of the most respected music critics and a rich collection of photography. A detailed and exclusive guide to the DVD adds to the listening experience and includes scene-by-scene summaries and commentary.

Classic Opera is an indispensable collection for anyone who wants to discover the fascinating world of opera, this most Italian of arts.

Classic Opera: bi-monthly with a free DVD, for a price of just €11.90



CLASSIC BALLET
Classic and modern ballet on DVD

Classic Ballet, the bi-monthly publication sister publication to Classic Voice and Classic Opera, is aimed at a wider public than just traditional lovers of ballet; helping to create new lovers of ballet 

Classic Ballet presents must-have DVDs for anyone passionate about ballet and Classical music. The most fantstical and fresh performances of the greatest works, which in their own way have already become classics.

As with Classic Opera, the editorial content represents much more than the usual video material: it offers elements and information for understanding and appreciating the most hidden aspects of a performance. 

Classic Ballet, with its complete monograph and viewing guide by Elisa Vaccarino, is an authoritative magazine for ballet experts; but also accessible to novices, helping to make the viewing and listening experience an informed and enjoyable one.

Classic Ballet: bi-monthly with a free DVD, for a price of just €9.90.



CLASSIC JAZZ
Jazz on CD

Bi-monthly, Classic Jazz forms an essential and prestigious collection combining the best Jazz recordings and articles.

Each issue focuses on one of the Jazz greats and their synonymy with a particular instrument, style of music, genre or city: Frank Sinatra and the voice; Cole Porter and the musical; Benny Goodman and the orchestra. 

2 CDs and a monograph rich in images and stories from the most celebrated sources. A journey which, through the mythology of this most legendary and romantic of musical genres, creates analysis of a musical civilisation. A fundamental and enthralling chapter in the story of great music.

Classic Jazz: bi-monthly with a free CD, for a price of just €8.90

 

CLASSIC VOICE GOLD

To celebrate ten years of Classic Voice magazine, we are re-publishing the best cover CDs from that period.
Esclusive discographic collections featuring the greatest international artists taken from the best catalogues: from Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies featuring Claudio Abbado and Yuri Temirkanov to Arthur Rubinstein’s legendary interpretation of Chopin’s Nocturnes tempered by Sviatoslav Richter’s Bach. that is without mentioning such musical ikons as: Arturo Toscanini, Maria Callas and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.

The first two issues are dedicated to Herbert von Karajan, the celebrated conductor whose birth centenary is celebrated in 2008.

Classic Voice Gold: monthly with 2 free CDs, for a price of just €7.90.



CLASSIC VOICE PREMIERE

La Scala’s opening night, a New Year’s Eve concert, the anniversary concert of a favourite composer: with “Classic Voice Premiere” every special event becomes a collectible CD or DVD allowing Classical Music fans to experience the most significant performances from the Italian and International music scene.

The first issue celebrates La Scala’s new season: the DVD of Verdi’s opera, Don Carlo, the same masterpiece staged by the famous Milanese opera house, packaged with a double CD dedicated to Daniele Gatti, who has replaced Riccardo Muti as Principal Conductor of the Scala Philharmonic Orchestra. Gatti conducts the concert which won the Italian Music Critics’ Abbiati Prize.

Classic Voice Premiere: a Classic Voice supplement with one or two free CD(s) or DVD(s), for a price of just €7.90 / €9.90.
 

CLASSIC ANTIQUA
The first collection dedicated to Music, History, & Medieval and Baroque Arts

Antiqua, our new bi-monthly magazine, rounding out the musical offerings of Classic Voicev together with Opera, Jazz and Ballet, marking a novel step forward in the editorial panorama treating inter-disciplinary arts.

Each number will focus on a specific repertory, and the context with which it was given life, presenting a place, a historic epoch, and a cultural surrounding, werein the music of the accompanying cd (recorded according to the criteria of filological reconstructions), are both the link and sound track. Offering the possibility to listen to the music as a privilege, the opportunity to go deeper into the consciousness of man, of his cities, of his cultural heritage.

Antiqua is a guided trip to rediscovering the treasures of the past as a contemporary patrimony: a long itinerary of physical and cultural path tracks which do not simply lead us again to their roots, but which are traceable anew in an individual way, sources of unpredictable influences. Itineraries which become the first collection dedicated to  music, art , history and other arts of the Medieval and Baroque periods.
 
Antiqua is searching for an ecological link between touristic and cultural journalism, wherein listening helps us to overcome the over-powering structures of city life, its excessive noise becomes an additional wall separating us from our past, a distance that perhaps only music can shorten through a real  voyage into other times. Itineraries becoming actual voyages, the magazine suggests a brief turistic reportage which connects the places of the past to those of the present.