[13 May 2009]
After rumors were flying yesterday, Paste Magazine finally made it officially- they’re in trouble and need help. They’re a fine music publication and they do deserve your support- their coverage of rock/roots/films is something we need more of. And you can say all you want about print being a dead medium but supporting them means that they may be able to continue in some form.
So what can you do? Well, the first thing is that you can do is to subscribe to Paste. Not only does your subscription money support them but it also helps them attract advertisers with an increased subscriber base- ad dough is life blood to mags.
The other thing you can do is to donate to Paste. Here’s what they offer:
Join 75+ of our favorite artists in the campaign to save Paste and get rare & exclusive tracks as a thank you.
Artists include The Decemberists, Neko Case, She & Him, Cowboy Junkies, Of Montreal, Indigo Girls, Jayhawks, String Cheese Incident, G. Love, Josh Rouse, The Hives, Matthew Sweet, The Avett Brothers, Joe Henry, John Roderick of The Long Winters, Over the Rhine, Bob Mould, Arrested Development, Brandi Carlile, John Doe, Josh Ritter, Marc Broussard and more. We also have a number of goodies (such as signed R.E.M. and Band of Horses posters, an ocean-view cabin on next year’s Cayamo cruise, and more) to give to donors in random drawings.
So please help ‘em out. You’ll be glad that you did and you’ll be supporting a good cause. You’ll also keep getting good coverage of music and movies and make sure that other people do too.
ADDENDA: Blurt Magazine has an good, detailed article about the situation at Paste now