Long Live Vinyl Announcement
It’s with great sadness that we’re today announcing that we will no longer be publishing Long Live Vinyl as a regular, monthly print magazine. However, the brand will continue to thrive online.
The economic impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on magazine sales and advertising income mean it’s simply no longer commercially viable for us to produce physical copies of Long Live Vinyl every month, despite our best efforts and the valued support we’ve had from readers, advertisers and partners.
We’ve loved creating the magazine and really do thank you for your support over the years. We hope that you’ll join us as we continue to shout “Long Live Vinyl!” via the website, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@longlivevinyl). Anthem Publishing’s Classic Pop resumed publication earlier this month and Vintage Rock will return in September.
As Founding Editor Ian Peel comments: “I’m really disappointed that we’re having to stop publishing Long Live Vinyl as a monthly magazine, due to circumstances completely out of our control. But I’m looking forward to being part of building its new life as an online magazine. Please stay connected with us!”
Magazine editor Gary Walker said: “I’m desperately sad that the print magazine hasn’t made it through this unprecedented global recession. With a small but incredibly dedicated and talented team and limited resources, we produced a magazine to be proud of, championing the cause of independent record shops and labels who shared our passion for records and all aspects of collecting culture.”
“I’d like to thank everyone who bought the print magazine and the many friends we made throughout the music industry over the past four years. It’s a cliché, but we couldn’t have done it without you. I’m enormously proud of the unbelievably talented team of contributors and columnists we were privileged to have grace the pages of Long Live Vinyl during my first job as an editor. You made going to work a daily pleasure. Although I’m sadly now leaving Long Live Vinyl, it’s been a total honour and an experience I’ll never forget. Thank you.”
If you’re a subscriber, please don’t worry. We have a brilliant package of content and benefits that we’ll be contacting you about directly by email. We’re sure you’ll be pleased with the new offer. In the meantime, thank you so much for your support for a project that far outstripped our initial expectations and dreams when first launched back in 2016 and we hope you’ll continue to support us in this new stage of our journey. Long Live ‘Long Live Vinyl’!