8:00am PT by THR Staff
Music Site Pitchfork to Launch Quarterly Print Magazine
Music website Pitchfork is launching a quarterly print magazine.
The Pitchfork Review will debut on Dec. 14, 2013. According to a press release, the publication "was envisioned as a way to give readers a more timeless experience rooted in the collector mentality."
Printed in Chicago with perfect-bound stitching and a size of 8 x 10.25 inches, The Pitchfork Review was inspired, like the website founded 16 years ago, by music magazines. Said Pitchfork founder and CEO Ryan Schreiber in announcing the launch: “We're in a unique position because we respect and understand the advantages of both mediums. The Pitchfork Review allows us to adapt our coverage to a format we deeply admire, in a way that we feel will resonate with people who are looking for a more thoughtful approach to music.”
Joining Pitchfork's editorial staff on the masthead is J.C. Gabel formerly of Stop Smiling and The Chicagoan, who will serve as managing editor and associate publisher, and Michael Renaud, who takes on the duties of creative director.
The limited-run magazine will be available by subscription (the introductory rate: $44.99) and at select newsstands domestically and internationally. Single copies will be available for $19.96 in honor of the year that Pitchfork debuted.
“For us, this is not a nostalgic move, because print has never left our lives," said Renaud in the press release. "Much like we still value the packaging and visual representation of an album, we want to create a permanent object of a moment through music journalism and documentation. Nothing is better suited than this medium to produce a compendium of what we’ll remember from the last few months and what’s going through our minds as music fans right now.”