Paste (magazine)

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Paste
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EditorJosh Jackson
Categories Online, American music
FrequencyDigital, monthly
PublisherPaste Media Group
First issueJuly 2002;20 years ago (2002-07)
Final issueAugust 31, 2010 (2010-08-31) (print)
CountryUnited States
Based in2852 E College Ave.
Decatur, Georgia, U.S. [1]
LanguageEnglish
Website pastemagazine.com
ISSN 1540-3106

Paste is a monthly music and entertainment digital magazine, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, [1] with studios in Atlanta and Manhattan, [2] and owned by Paste Media Group. The magazine began as a website in 1998. It ran as a print publication from 2002 to 2010 before converting to online-only. [3]

Contents

History

The magazine was founded [4] as a quarterly in July 2002 and was owned [5] by Josh Jackson, [6] Nick Purdy, [7] and Tim Regan-Porter. [8]

In October 2007, the magazine tried the "Radiohead" experiment, offering new and current subscribers the ability to pay what they wanted for a one-year subscription to Paste. [9] [3] The subscriber base increased by 28,000, but Paste president Tim Regan-Porter noted the model was not sustainable; he hoped the new subscribers would renew the following year at the current rates and the increase in web traffic would attract additional subscribers and advertisers. [10]

Amidst an economic downturn, Paste began to suffer from lagging ad revenue, [11] as did other magazine publishers in 2008 and 2009. [3] On May 14, 2009, Paste editors announced a plan to save the magazine, by pleading to its readers, musicians and celebrities for contributions. [12] Cost-cutting by the magazine did not stem the losses. [13] The crux cited for the financial troubles was the lack of advertiser spending. [3]

In 2009, Paste launched an hour-long TV pilot for Halogen TV called Pop Goes the Culture. [14]

On August 31, 2010, Paste suspended the print magazine, but continues publication as the online PasteMagazine.com. [3] [15]

Content

Its tagline is "Signs of Life in Music, Film and Culture". [16] Paste's initial focus was music, covering a variety of genres with an emphasis on adult album alternative, Americana and indie rock, along with independent film and books. Each issue originally included a CD music sampler but was dropped in favor of digital downloading as a Going-Green initiative. Featured artists included Paul McCartney, Ryan Adams, Blackalicious, Regina Spektor, The Whigs, Fiona Apple, The Decemberists, Mark Heard, Woven Hand, Milton and the Devils Party, [17] [ failed verification ] Liam Finn, The Trolleyvox, and Thom Yorke. Many of these artists also contributed to the Campaign to Save Paste. [18] [ failed verification ]

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<i>OK Computer</i> 1997 studio album by Radiohead

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