Issue 88 cover
Issue 88 cover

Prog is a British magazine and website dedicated to progressive rock music. The magazine is published 11 times a year by Future. It was launched in February 2009 and is based in London, publishing its 100th issue in August 2019. Prog covers all aspects of progressive music, from original 70s artists such as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson and Jethro Tull, through to 80s acts including Marillion, Pallas, Twelfth Night, IQ and Pendragon, to more modern, 21st century prog bands such as Porcupine Tree, Radiohead, Muse, Opeth, Katatonia and more.

Publication history

Prog was launched by Future in February 2009, originally as a Classic Rock Presents one-shot magazine before being launched as a separate, full-time title in March 2012. Along with sister titles Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, it was sold to start-up publishing company TeamRock in April 2013.[1] Following the collapse of TeamRock in December 2016, Future bought back the magazine and its website in January 2017.[2]

Progressive Music Awards

Prog launched the Progressive Music Awards in September 2012, designed to recognise important artists in the progressive music scene. The first awards were held at the Nash Conservatory at Kew Gardens before moving to the Globe Theatre on London’s South Bank in 2013, where it was held for the following six years. Hosts for the awards have included former Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler, TV and radio personality Matthew Wright and comedian Al Murray.[3]

2012 winners

The 2012 Progressive Music Award winners in full:[4]

2013 winners

The 2013 Progressive Music Award winners in full:[5]

2014 winners

The 2014 Progressive Music Award winners in full:[6]

2015 winners

The 2015 Progressive Music Award winners in full:[7]

2016 winners

The 2016 Progressive Music Award winners in full:[8]

2017 winners

The 2017 Progressive Music Award winners in full:[9]

2018 winners

The 2018 Progressive Music Award winners in full:[10]

2019 winners

The 2019 Progressive Music Award winners in full:[11]


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  3. ^ Sherwin, Adam (25 June 2015). "Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Public Service Broadcasting all nominated for Progressive Music Awards 2015". The Independent. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  4. ^ Masters, Tim (6 September 2012). "Genesis honoured at Progressive Music awards". BBC News. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Progressive Music Awards 2013". Orange Amps. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  6. ^ Masters, Tim (12 September 2014). "Peter Gabriel honoured at Prog music awards". BBC News. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Singer Steven Wilson crowned prog rock king". BBC News. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Progressive Music Awards 2016 – The Winners". PlanetMosh. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Marillion, Anathema, Steve Hackett among Progressive Music Award winners". 14 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Steven Wilson, Steve Howe 2018 Progressive Music Award Winners". Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  11. ^ Munropublished, Scott (12 September 2019). "Prog Awards 2019: Dream Theater, Big Big Train, Hawkwind among this year's winners". loudersound. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  12. ^ "Prog Awards 2019: Dream Theater, Big Big Train, Hawkwind among this year's winners". 12 September 2019.