The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982


General Help

If you have any questions not answered below please contact our customer services team:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7422 5022

Most available items will be dispatched within seven days of placing your order. We will let you know immediately if there are problems obtaining your goods. You won't be billed for unobtainable goods.

Sending the order
When paying online, you'll receive an email confirmation with the details of your order. If there is a problem with your order (with availability or card difficulty etc.) we will let you know as soon as possible and try to find a solution.

Changing your order
We can only cancel your order if we receive your request before the order has been dispatched. If you do decide to cancel your order, please inform us immediately as orders are processed with haste. We cannot guarantee to cancel items from an order. Cancellation requests must be sent by email, fax or post to our address below, quoting your full name and address and Order Number.

Refunds or exchanges
Please report all faulty items and we will send you return instructions. This is subject to you notifying us within five working days of receiving the goods and giving a description of the damage / defect. In case of any queries or problems please contact us as soon as possible. It may be that your order has already been despatched so we are unable to stop it. We cannot guarantee to cancel items from an order unless we are waiting for a product that is out of stock.

Postage Information

Postage costs
For UK orders postage and packing is included in the listed price, for other orders the postage is calculated in your basket. Once you have added a product to your basket select your delivery country and click 'Update Totals' to have the final shipping cost calculated.

Delivery times
Orders are normally dispatched within seven days of receipt. Within the UK we use Second Class mail. For countries outside the UK we use Priority Air Mail for all items.

Delivery Address
During the checkout process on PayPal you are given the option to enter an alternative delivery address or recipient - for gift orders please enter the details of the person the gift is for.

Payment Help

We use PayPal to process your credit/debit card information securely. For most countries you can go through our checkout process without having a PayPal account.

We accept the following cards
Visa Debit
American Express

Credit card fraud attempts will be reported to the authorities.

Paypal Help

During the checkout process you will be transferred to PayPal to complete your order process. On PayPal's website you can choose whether to log into an existing account, or to just provide your payment details. PayPal gives you the option to also set up a new PayPal account as part of the checkout process, but this is not manditory.

Once you have entered your payment details or logged in you can choose to edit the delivery address for your order, which you should do if your order is a gift or you wish to have the order delivered to an address other than that where your payment card is registered.


If you have any questions please contact our customer services team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7422 5022
Fax: +44 (0)20 7422 5011

Post: The Wire Magazine Ltd, Unit 6 Ability Plaza, Arbutus Street, London, E8 4DT, UK

Registered in London number 1811247
VAT number 766 8039 90

Terms & Conditions

Privacy & Security

We want to look after all data fairly and securely. Any information you give us about yourself will be stored securely by us or our credit card processor who assists us in providing services to you. E.g. we may use the information to confirm identity or credit details, for fraud prevention procedures, money laundering checks, audit confirmations or debt collection procedures. This may involve transferring your data to countries outside the European Economic Area. The Wire Magazine Ltd may use and analyse your data to give you information about products and services which may be of interest to you.

You must keep secret any personal identification numbers or other security codes that we give you for access to The Wire's shop system, and comply with all reasonable instructions that The Wire issues in relation to keeping such personal details safe. You should also make sure that any internet payment transaction you make is done in a secure environment. In other words, don't let anybody peek over your shoulder...!

Secure Web Order & Credit Card Payment
We use 128-bit SSL encryption software to keep the details of your order and credit/debit card information secure.