Classic FM Magazine is planning to capitalise on its position as the biggest selling classical music title on the news stands when the first issue from new publisher Haymarket Magazines goes on sale this week. Under a licensing agreement with Classic FM, which owns the magazine, the move to Haymarket from John Brown Publishing aims to reinforce and build on the success of the Classic FM brand. The issue, dated January 2001, features a new look as well as a more comprehensive treatment of today's classical music, making it more accessible to entry-level readers and more informative for those who want to know more. Changes include an expanded review section covering more than 80 new CD releases each month. To celebrate the classical highlights of the past year, the new issue of Classic FM Magazine carries a cover-mounted CD, featuring 70 minutes of music including performances from Cecilia Bartoli, Jose Cura, Renée Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Sir Simon Rattle, Andreas Scholl and many others. Consultant publisher Kevin Whitchurch says: "We are putting more into the magazine and over the coming months will be giving readers a new range of promotions." The glossy monthly claims an ABC of 38,322 and an estimated total monthly readership of 223,000. {{CTN }}