Ted Kessler, editor of the monthly magazine, 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 to be affected by the pandemic. The British newspaper (Rich Plc), a newspaper publisher and the BBC, recently announced a series of job cuts.
“I have to apologize deeply for my failure to ensure that Kew continued … operations have been weak throughout my two years, and we have resorted to various ways to remain in a publishing market that has many challenges and difficulties, but Covid-19 came and eliminated all of this,” Kessler said in a recent issue.
The latest issue will be published on July 28.
The German-based Power Media Group, which is the parent company of KEO, 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 not been able to find new buyers for the two publications.
Two musicians, Mark Ellen and David Hepworth, founded Kew in 1986 to embark on the world of fame afterwards with her long stories on 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.