Monday, April 24, 2017

NZ Musician farewells print, switches to digital

NZ Musician magazine has announced their latest bi-monthly print issue will be their last, after almost 30 years. The magazine will be switching to solely digital focussing on its website, which was recently revamped following a crowd-funding effort that raised over $10,000.

NZ Musician editor Richard Thorne says "This website has been designed to showcase a broad range of new digital content like video interviews, live performances, blogs and podcasts. We’re still busily re-loading the many thousands of articles that have been carried over from the previous site’s gigantic database, but there are plans in place for all of the above – ongoing advertising revenues permitting of course....

"NZM recently signed on with local platform PressPatron which facilitates online readers making one-off donations and regular contributions to their favoured digital publications, making it easy to support the future of journalism. If you, dear reader, want to help NZM out at any stage in the future then you will find the ready means to do so via a ready link below. We’d certainly welcome and appreciate it.

"The future is exciting, if a little mysterious. The decision to stop publishing NZ Musician bi-monthly after three decades has been a fairly monumental one, but we’ve been repeatedly encouraged to perhaps keep our hand in with less frequent ’special’ issues. Meantime though, we’d dearly love to have you bookmark and regularly visit where we will continue providing all the same great content and inmportant local music support, only more dynamically."

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