In its January 26 issue of this year, Paste Magazine posed an interesting question: is indie dead? We're sad to report that the magazine couldn't stick around to find out. Paste has died. It's a sad day for music journalism fans.
Now, the owners of the monthly have shut down their internationally-distributed magazine and laid off the entire staff -- all 11 of them -- though they vowed to continue publishing online.
"We're still in business, we're just putting the print magazine on hiatus," editor Josh Jackson told the AJC Wednesday. "We had to basically lay off the entire staff," he added.
Paste was nominated for two National Magazine Awards in 2008 and 2009, and was highly praised by critics and leaders during its 8-year run.