Q Magazine to close after 34 years
Q Magazine is to cease production after 34 years in circulation.
The music magazine's closure is solely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, said its editor Ted Kessler.
"We've been a lean operation for all of my tenure, employing a variety of ways to keep our head above water in an extremely challenging print market. Covid19 wiped all that out," said Kessler in his final editor's letter.
I have some bad news about @QMagazine. The issue that comes out on July 28 will be our last. The pandemic did for us and there was nothing more to it than that. I have attached our final cover and my editor’s letter for context.— Ted Kessler (@TedKessler1) July 20, 2020
On the plus side, we’re all available for work. pic.twitter.com/rm8qOcUBtB
Q Magazine was launched in October 1986 by Mark Ellen and David Hepworth and was published by EMAP until January 2008 when the brand was sold onto Bauer Media Group.
Q had a spin off radio station which ran for five years between 2008 and 2013, and also had a sister music TV channel which broadcast from 2000 to 2012. The brand has also held The Q Awards since 1990.
The final edition of Q will be available on July 28, 2020.