Monday, July 09, 2012

Museums are now the place for music journalism


"No journalism is 'doomed' but record industry advertising has been the mainstay of music journalism since the Fifties and that's begun to melt away dramatically," he says. "We can't see how we could transfer the essence of what makes the magazine special to an online format. It would be too expensive to produce editorial that complex and considered just for the tablet market."
That quote appears in an article about the demise of The Word magazine in today's Independent. Further proof of music journalism's museum status is provided by the truncated headline in the paper's i edition seen below. And yet more more proof comes in the Independent's own tablet sized and sleeve note derived review of Jordi Savall's new CD-book Jeanne d’Arc – Batailles & Prisons. There is a more complex and considered view of Saint Joan here.

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