As a music lover, I’ve subscribed to Rolling Stone magazine for a number of years.
In 2010, I searched each issue for a QR Code in the print edition. Yes, this means that I had to wade my way through articles about Glee and Justin Bieber (just kidding RS, I love you) to conduct a thorough search. While it’s certainly possible that I may have overlooked one, I did not see a QR Code in any of the 2010 issues.
Well, in the January 2011 edition, I finally saw one. You can see it in the picture above. The QR Code was part of an advertisement from Rounder Records.