Sad news. Alt-country bimonthly print zine No Depression will stop publishing after its 75th issue in May-June 2008. While they plan to expand their website, they admit “it will in no way replace the print edition.” The main reason given for closing shop is the decline in advertising and “the precipitous fall of the music industry.”
What makes this especially painful and particularly frustrating is that our readership has not significantly declined, our newsstand sell-through remains among the best in our portion of the industry, and our passion for and pleasure in the music has in no way diminished. We still have shelves full of first-rate music we’d love to tell you about.
Ryan Adams once described Glorious Noise as “an online zine, hack journalism at best. Like No Depression without a genre oriented audience.” We took this as a big compliment. ND will be missed.