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BUS 319 - Small Business Development

What is a Trade Magazine?

A trade magazine or trade journal is a magazine, periodical or publication printed with the intention of writing for a specific industry or type of trade/business. 

Helpful Trade Magazines @ the Library

Black Enterprise (monthly publication)

Since 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.

Billboard (weekly publication)


Billboard magazine focuses the music business and related enterprises, publishing news, analysis, trend reporting and other key features, as well as Billboard's famous standard-setting charts of U.S. sales, airplay, downloads and box office grosses.



Bloomberg Businessweek (weekly publication)

Businessweek provides coverage of business news, international business, financial news, company profiles, industry trends, political policies, government regulation, financial advice and much more.



Fast Company (monthly publication)

Fast Company charts the evolution of business through a unique focus on the most creative individuals sparking change in the marketplace. By uncovering best and "next" practices, the magazine and website help a new breed of leader work smarter and more effectively.



Music Connection (monthly publication)

Music Connection magazine is a music trade publication catering to musicians, industry pro’s, and support services. This magazine sets its sights on every aspect of the business, from decision-making in corporate towers to performing in small clubs. Whether offering expert tips on raw survival or the factors contributing to breakthrough success, Music Connection examines and defines the realities of music making. 

Pollstar (weekly publication)


Pollstar is the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry, supplying in-depth information to every professional concert promoter, booking agent, artist manager, facility executive and every other entity involved in the live entertainment business for more than 25 years.