About Us

Over 25 years and now 290 issues to date, Rhythms Magazine has established a reputation as The Bible of roots music in Australia. Hungrily exploring almost anything to do with blues, roots, folk, Americana, jazz, country, and world music, Rhythms is totally unique. It is cherished by its readers for its authority, credibility and diversity.

The bi-monthly glossy print magazine distributes over 120,000 copies a year internationally through newsagents, selected music stores, and an ever-growing tribe of devoted subscribers. Issues are January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October and November/December and they are bumper.

Rhythms is available in a digital version also allowing the magazine to reach an international audience and the ever-growing interest in the digital format.

Special Issues have included the annual Official Program for the Byron Bluesfest as well as specials on WOMADelaide, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Great Southern Blues Festival, Australasian World Music Expo, and more. In 2019 Rhythms will once more have a stand at Bluesfest and will produce a special 30th anniversary edition. 

Online, www.rhythms.com.au earns 400,000 hits and 8,000 unique visitors per month. A regular email newsletter sent to over 2,000 subscribers. Updated daily, www.rhythms.com.au publishes breaking news, reviews and roots music Gig Guide, as well as a sample of longer features from the print magazine.


Rhythms was founded by Brian Wise way back in 1992, the very same Brian Wise you can hear weekly on RRR radio’s top rating show Off The Record every Saturday morning in Melbourne. 

In July 2018, Brian Wise again became the publisher and editor of Rhythms which has now returned to its original home base in Melbourne.