Independent Music Magazine Plan B Ceases Publication

Posted on May 23, 2009

Plan B Magazine

Plan B magazine is shutting down. The June issue will be the music magazine's last. PressGazette reports that publisher Frances Morgan made the announcement of the closure on the Plan B message board.

Morgan wrote, ""We've come to the decision to close Plan B Magazine after the June issue after a lot of deliberation. The current economic climate, combined with the situation of the music industry - to which, whether we like it or not, the fortunes of a commercial monthly music mag are inextricably linked - has made it ever harder for us to continue producing the magazine the way we want to. To keep going, we'd need to make cuts in staff, content, size, frequency, print quality - and we're not prepared to do that. We're still above water, we're making some beautiful magazines, and we are quitting while we're ahead."

The publisher's statement echoes what a lot of insiders are saying about publishing in the tough economic conditions.

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