The Fader
First issue1999 (1999)
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

The Fader is a magazine established in 1999 as an outlet for Cornerstone Agency,[1] a marketing and public relations firm established by Rob Stone and Jon Cohen.[2] The magazine covers music, style and culture.[3]

It was the first print publication to be released on iTunes.[4] It is owned by The Fader Media group, which also includes its website,, as well as Fader films, Fader Label and Fader TV.

The magazine also hosts the Fader Fort, an annual invitation-only event at Austin, Texas's South by Southwest (SXSW). Since its founding in 2001, the four-day party features live performances. Fader Fort NYC is a party produced during the annual CMJ Music Marathon.[5][6]


  1. ^ Aswad, Jem (November 6, 2019). "The Fader Fires Content Head Eric Sundermann Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations". Variety. Retrieved July 3, 2023.
  2. ^ Pell, Damion (September 30, 2015). "Mr. Vegas, Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez, Steve Lobel, DJ Moortje, Rob Stone (The Fader/Cornerstone), Matt Black (Ninja Tune), Chuckie, Munchi and more confirmed for first hip-hop, bass and beats conference during Amsterdam Dance Event". Decoded Magazine. Retrieved July 3, 2023.
  3. ^ "Fader Media : About". 2015. Archived from the original on July 26, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Sass, Erik (June 8, 2006). "Fader Mag To Distribute Issues on iTunes". Media Daily News. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2009. This [the free Fader iTunes download] is the first exclusive sponsorship deal to distribute a magazine on iTunes
  5. ^ Sisario, Ben (October 22, 2010). "An Airy Respite from CMJ's Subterranean Scene". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 28, 2010. Retrieved January 21, 2011.
  6. ^ "Presenting the Fader Fort NYC 2010 Lineup". Fader. October 19, 2010. Archived from the original on August 12, 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2011.