Spin magazine stops the press, lays off 11 staff
31st July 2012
In another blow to the musical publishing world, digital-media company Buzzmedia has announced its bi-monthly music magazine Spin will not publish a November/December issue.
The suspension announcement comes two days after 11 of Spin's editorial staff were laid off including editor in chief Steve Kandell and managing editor Catherine Davis. Twenty-five staff remain at the publication, and the company said it plans to double the staff in the coming year.
Buzzmedia said in a statement: "Buzzmedia and Spin are committed to moving forward with print, but we are still determining exactly how print fits in with Spin's multiple distribution points and growth initiatives. While we are early in this process, we have concluded that Spin's print offering will change after the September/October issue and we will not publish a November/December issue. Spin will continue to be led by a strong staff with deep experience in both digital and print. We look forward to sharing what the print offering will be going forward."
Spin was founded 1985 and was purchased buy Buzzmedia earlier in the year.