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Monday, June 18, 2007

Punk Planet R.I.P.

One of the all-time great magazines is closing shop. Punk Planet has announced that the upcoming is will in fact be it's last. To be honest with you it's been a while since I picked up a Punk Planet but when I was younger I would read it whenever I was lucky enough to find a store selling it. It was a killer mix of music and politics, both presented in a way you just couldn't get from any other mag.

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Punk Planet Blog

As much as it breaks our hearts to write these words, the final issue of Punk Planet is in the post, possibly heading toward you right now. Over the last 80 issues and 13 years, we've covered every aspect of the financially independent, emotionally autonomous, free culture we refer to as "the underground." In that time we've sounded many alarms from our editorial offices: about threats of co-optation, big-media emulation, and unseen corporate sponsorship. We've also done everything in our power to create a support network for independent media, experiment with revenue streams, and correct the distribution issues that have increasingly plagued independent magazines. But now we've come to the impossible decision to stop printing, having sounded all the alarms and reenvisioned all the systems we can. Benefit shows are no longer enough to make up for bad distribution deals, disappearing advertisers, and a decreasing audience of subscribers.

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