The Fader

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The Fader
EditorDuncan Cooper
PublisherAndy Cohn
Founder Rob Stone, Jon Cohen
First issue 1999 (1999-month)
CountryUnited States
Based in New York City
ISSN 1533-5194

The Fader (stylized as FADER) is a magazine based in New York City that was launched in 1999 by Rob Stone and Jon Cohen. The magazine covers music, style and culture. [1] It was the first print publication to be released on iTunes. [2] It is owned by The Fader Media group, which also includes its website,, Fader films, Fader Label and Fader TV.

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  1. "Fader Media : About". 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  2. Sass, Erik (June 8, 2006). "Fader Mag To Distribute Issues on iTunes". Media Daily News. Retrieved September 28, 2009. This [the free Fader iTunes download] is the first exclusive sponsorship deal to distribute a magazine on iTunes
  3. Sisario, Ben (October 22, 2010). "An Airy Respite from CMJ's Subterranean Scene". The New York Times .
  4. "Presenting the Fader Fort NYC 2010 Lineup". Fader. October 19, 2010.