Pulse! (magazine)

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Pulse! was a tabloid magazine published by Tower Records (under the direction of VP of Publishing Mike Farrace) which contained record reviews, interviews and advertising. [1]

A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published. Magazines are generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by prepaid subscriptions, or a combination of the three.

Tower Records is an international retail music franchise and online music store that was formerly based in Sacramento, California, USA. From 1960 until 2006, Tower operated retail stores in the United States, which closed when Tower Records filed for bankruptcy and liquidation. Tower.com was purchased by a separate entity and was not affected by the retail store closings. The corporate name was MTS Inc., but this was little-known compared to the much more widely recognized Tower Records.

History and profile

Pulse! was started in 1983. [2] The magazine was published on a monthly basis. [3] Initially, it was given away free in their stores to promote their record sales. [4] In 1992, the magazine began national distribution with a cover price of $2.95, [5] but was cancelled in 2002 when the company discontinued U.S. operations. [6] The last of the 222 issues appeared in December 2002. [2] [6]

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References

  1. Joel Selvin (October 19, 2006), "For S.F. rockers, Tower Records was where it was all happening -- now the party's over", San Francisco Chronicle
  2. 1 2 Jackson Griffith (November 21, 2002). "Flatliner blues". News Review. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  3. Jackson Griffith (October 17, 2015). "My 20 Years at Tower Records". Best Classic Bands. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  4. Cindy Vincent (April 24, 2001), "Tower Records' magazine full of information", The State Hornet
  5. "Pulse gives rock lovers their money's worth", Sacramento Bee, January 28, 1992
  6. 1 2 "Tower Records Flatlines Pulse Magazine". MediaPost. November 8, 2002. Retrieved November 21, 2015.