2010 — 2013
The Monograph Group was an organisation that ran The Monograph newspaper and it's various other outlets from 2010 to 2013.
As of August 2011 The Monograph was available as a quarterly, tabloid size, 32 page newspaper. With a circulation of 5,000, available for free in many locations in and around the city, it was truly the music magazine for Leicester and Leicestershire.
With advertising space kept to a minimum and every effort made to keep the advertising message relevant to it’s readers, The Monograph newspaper was a respected source for information for both it’s written content and advertising messages.
Since it’s inception in April 2010 The Monograph website rapidly grew into the leading online music publication for Leicester. Building a loyal following through uncompromising coverage of the music scene in the city, the site was a recognised source for music news and reviews.At its height hitting over 17,000 unique visitors a month.
Monograph.TV launched in January 2012, an iPlayer style site offering video interviews, event highlights and exclusive sessions. Working in partnership with Enter the Treehouse, The Monograph worked with the likes of Blood Red Shoes, The Young Knives, Newton Faulkner and Dutch Uncles, plus local names like Charlie and the Martyrs, Silent Devices, By the Rivers, The Screening, Dark Dark Horse and many more.
The Monograph’s later announcement was the launch of a brand new iOS app, which is available for free in the app store. Produced by Loughborough based Cuttlefish Multimedia, the iPhone app offered articles from the site, latest tweets from @themonograph, video streaming from Monograph.TV and even a new mobile Giguide, powered by the new Leicester Events Guide.
The newest addition to the group and very much the baby of the family was Monograph Images media platform. Maintained by a team of photographers and contributors, the site acted as a showcase for musicians, events and also the photographers themselves. Monograph Images also acts as a musical photographic archive for the city, to be used for reference and other press.