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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Another Mag Down

posted by on March 30 at 17:28 PM

Resonance Magazine has reached…

…the end of the day. It took 14 years. It was a long run. And lot of local writers, including myself, got a start in music journalism in its pages.


Seatlle-based (in a Wallingford attic, to be precise), nationally distributed, music and arts magazine Resonance ceases print production in January 2008. From publisher Andrew Monko:

To our dear friends and supporters:

In January 2008, immediately before going to press with our 55th issue, we were forced to stop printing Resonance. The financial challenge of publishing an independent magazine finally overwhelmed us. Fueled by the tireless support of many people (readers, subscribers, staff, freelancers, advertisers, publicists, as well as long-suffering spouses and significant others), we stubbornly survived on a shoestring budget and volunteer staff for 14 years. Such a business model isnít sustainable forever.

Resonance, see you at the crossroads.

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oh no. that is really disappointing.

Posted by josh | March 30, 2008 6:46 PM

That sucks. I spent an enjoyable (if stressful) summer as an intern there. I'm sad to see it go.

Posted by Abby | March 30, 2008 7:25 PM

That sucks. I spent an enjoyable (and stressful) summer there as an intern. I'm really sad to see it go.

Posted by Abby | March 30, 2008 7:26 PM

Damn. Sorry for the double-post. I got an error message with the first one so I thought it didn't go through.

Posted by Abby | March 30, 2008 8:12 PM

This is horribly depressing. Resonance was a full-on class act, and as Charles says, featured so many great local talents (and others from elsewhere, too). Years of high quality publication ... and would be sorely missed.

Posted by Chris Estey | March 31, 2008 9:57 AM

Thanks for posting this Charles. And thanks to all who've lifted a glass to say good bye to Resonance.

At the risk of sullying the mood, anybody who wants to read issue 55 can download the PDF for free from the Resonance website:

The Octopus Project were good sports for two photo sessions on opposite coasts.


Posted by Kris Kendall | March 31, 2008 3:36 PM

Total bummer. Loved those guys. They were first folks to let me write a piece about my website (and online porn) when the site launched ten years ago. Will be curious to see what Andrew does next. Wishing him the best.

Posted by David K. | March 31, 2008 7:01 PM

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