Ring the funeral bell, because another one of the greats has fallen. After a long and prestigious life, Harp Magazine is closing its doors. For every amazing benefit the digital age brings to us, the music fans, it also brings its fair share of catastrophes. Harp has always been greatly supportive of the work we do here at Light In The Attic, and their journalistic prowess will be missed.
Here’s the press release from Associate Publicist, Jake Flack:
I am very sorry to tell you that, effective March 20, 2008, I will no longer be the Associate Publisher of Harp. Because of the declining revenues and increasing costs related to print publishing, Harp is discontinuing publishing as of that date. The March/April issue (with Dave Grohl on the cover) will be the last issue printed and distributed. The company is shutting down operations and will not be publishing the May issue.
It’s been my distinct pleasure to work with all of you. For the past five years I’ve been very fortunate to work with so many wonderful people who are dedicated to putting out and promoting great music. I’ve always felt that Harp provided a first class platform for giving independent music a voice that otherwise might not have been heard. We were able to do that because our advertisers shared that vision.
Best of luck to everyone and thank you so much for everything!