I’m sure you’re all aware by now that Q magazine have sadly announced they’ll be seizing publication of their print magazine at the end of the month after the Coronavirus has in their editors Ted Kessler’s words ‘Did it’ for them.
This news follows Kerrang announcement earlier this month to put a pause on their print edition, Mixmag’s closure in April and of course NME releasing their final print edition in 2018.
This pandemic has hit every sector of the music industry hard but particularly for the ones already struggling to hold on such as our venues and print outlets. The glue that holds the industry together.
Over the past few years we’ve seen such a dramatic shift to online promotion and content creation and while extremely exciting, opening us up to endless possibilities and reach, it’s extremely disposable and simply does not carry the same long jeopardy and weight as physical magazines.
The fact there’s so many bands, artists and writers out there like myself who’s goal it was to write for such an iconic and prestigious publication proves just how valuable and respected it still is in 2020.
I was subscribed to Q for over 2 years and it’s such a perfect compilation of quality journalism that remains unmatched. You never know what you’ve got until it’s too late.
Without these iconic institutions, the landscape of the industry will never be the same.
The last edition of Q magazine will go on sale on the 28th of July.