British music magazine Kew stops publication after 34 years, while the Corona virus epidemic accelerated its decline in the media sector, forcing the publication to cease operations.
The editor of the monthly magazine, Ted Kessler, announced it was closed in a tweet on his Twitter account, saying the pandemic had harmed the magazine’s activity.Q is the latest media and publishing industry affected by the pandemic. The British newspaper, “Rich PLC”, the newspaper publisher and the BBC, recently announced a series of job cuts.
In a recent issue, Kessler said: “I have to apologize very strongly for my failure to ensure that Kew continued … operations have been weak throughout my two years, and we have resorted to various ways to stay in a publishing market that has many challenges and difficulties. But Corona came and eliminated all of this.”
The latest issue will be published on July 28.
The Power Media Group in Germany, the parent company of KEO, had offered the music magazine for sale in May, after a sharp drop in sales and advertising revenue during the pandemic.
The group said that Modern Classic magazine will also stop working, because the company has been unable to find new buyers for both publications.
It is noteworthy that the two journalists in the field of musician Mark Ellen and David Hepworth founded Kew magazine in 1986 to enter the world of fame after that through lengthy topics about British rock stars.
The magazine’s latest issue, “Adventures with Myths from 1986 to 2020,” contains some of the magazine’s best interviews, including David Bowie, Johnny Mitchell and Prince.