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Loud And Quiet Mag Announce New Subscription Model
Patrick Clarke , April 28th, 2020 10:23

Please consider supporting one of tQ's fellow publications through a disastrous time for independent music writing.

Loud And Quiet magazine have announced a new subscription model and 15th anniversary zine, in order to help them through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Announced today, the package is priced at £50 a year, for which subscribers will receive the next six issues of Loud And Quiet, published every two months, delivered to their home.

The new plan sees Loud And Quiet now publishing six issues per year, and increasing their length from 68 to 80 pages per issue.

Those who sign up will also receive a copy of a new 36-page homemade zine, commemorating 15 years of the publication, a leather bookmark, a die-cast logo pin, a monthly subscribers-only playlist and entry into a monthly 'Album of the Month' vinyl prize draw.

The magazine's founding editor Stuart Stubbs said in a statement about Loud And Quiet's future: "Like many of us working in independent music and media, we’ve been knocked for six by coronavirus, but we’re determined to adapt for the better. The truth is that our old model of funding everything we do through advertising was becoming increasingly impossible anyway.

"Although we’ve always given away our magazine for free, we hope that our readers will understand that we now need their help to survive. It really is up to them. This feels like a reset moment for music and the arts as a whole – for us to reassess what we consider a fair price for the things we love. Underground media and culture can survive COVID-19 if enough of us really want it to."

You can read Stubbs' full article here, and you can sign up for the new subscriber plan here.