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DownBeat (originally stylized in all caps with the words joined) is an American music magazine devoted to "jazz, blues and beyond", the last word indicating its expansion beyond the jazz realm which it covered exclusively in previous years. The publication was established in 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. It is named after the "downbeat" in music, also called "beat one", or the first beat of a musical measure.

Down Beat publishes results of annual surveys of both its readers and critics in a variety of categories. The Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame includes winners from both the readers' and critics' poll. The results of the readers' poll are published in the December issue, those of the critics' poll in the August issue.

Down Beat was established in 1934 in Chicago, Illinois.In September 1939, the magazine announced that its circulation had increased from "a few hundred five years ago to more than 80,000 copies a month", and that it would change from monthly to fortnightly from the following month. In April 1979, Down Beat went to a monthly schedule for the first time since 1939.
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Special Editions
Annual Yearbook Editions
Beginning in 1956
(Later Called "Handbook")
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1974    
Link: Yearbook of Swing 1939
Link: Anniversary 2007
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Your webmaster's first job in radio in 1959 was at WCUY 92.3,, an FM station in Cleveland, Ohio. It programmed jazz exclusively, and our studio was always full of back issues of Down Beat and there was a notebook with articles about most of the artists we played; we referred to that often when adding "color" to the introduction off a particular album cut.
 
 
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