Print is dead. Long live print.
First No Depression, Now Resonance Magazine.. Here is the word from their editor;
In early January 2008, immediately before going to press with our 55th issue, we were forced to cease print production of Resonance. The financial challenge of publishing an independent magazine finally overwhelmed us. Fueled by the tireless support of many people (readers, subscribers, staff, freelancers, advertisers, publicists, as well as long-suffering spouses and significant others), we stubbornly survived on a shoestring budget and volunteer staff for 14 years. Yet, such a model isn’t sustainable forever.
For now, Resonance as a media vehicle is on hiatus, and continuing a printed version at a future date appears unlikely. A more viable return route may be to phoenix online with a site devoted to the same vision (and with a massively diminished carbon footprint). We shall see.
If this is our last act, we hope you will read our final issue, Resonance 55. With the help of contributors from around the globe, we pour hundreds, maybe thousands, of hours into assembling each edition. This issue—even if only in digital form—shines as one of our best and will be permanently available on this site as a free, high-resolution download. Resonance 54, the first issue of 2007’s bold redesign, is also posted here. Please download, enjoy, and share the link with others, as well.
Since 1994, Resonance has celebrated the forward regions of music, books, film and the visual arts. We’ve always aimed to create an innovative and inspiring mosiac of what’s next, accessible to everybody and presented in one nicely designed package. That’s what we ask readers to remember about Resonance. And if we reemerge, the same spirit will continue.
Good Lord, we’ve had a lot of fun along the way—we hope you have, too. To all supporters of Resonance, thank you.
With warmest regards,
Andrew Monko, publisher