"Bye Spex! What's next?" is big on the Cover of the farewell Spex, which will be released next Thursday and the subscriber has already been delivered. She is now, after 38 years, the last printed edition of the legendary Pop magazine. In the past few weeks, the flood of obituaries will not crack on the 1980 in Cologne, founded, journal, because, Spex established with authors such as Diedrich Diederichsen, and Clara Drechsler a new, very own, the theory had a Sound in the German Pop discourse. However, a few people learned not only by the obituaries, that there is Spex (still).
It would not have wondered if the rise in the brand awareness would have led to maybe a new publisher – a publisher that wants to be with Spex the print die to resist. Now, however, the Munich-based publishing house Piranha Media, which the magazine since 2000, announces the self, the brand to continue. And in the network. On 1. February 2019 will be the Spex is a pure Online magazine. And his new home to the exact spot, which often is blamed for the Print and display crisis in General, and the Spex at the end of the Special.
"Courageous leap into the Unknown"
"We could easily complain about the blasted Internet wegfrisst us the beautiful job, with its simultaneity of any Pop criticism is obsolete and everything is fucked up," writes Dennis Pohl in an Editorial. Pohl is the editor of the outgoing Print editorial office in Berlin-Kreuzberg, and now directs the digital reboot of Spex. He was looking forward to a "spirited leap into the Unknown," he writes.
The digital Spex subscription costs in the first year, 15 euros, there will be in the members area in addition to music, a journalistic Routine formats, such as reviews, Interviews and Features and a Spex-Podcast and Longreads, so those in the network is very popular, but difficult to be financed, because research-intensive in-depth texts. Also, subscribers should get access to the complete, digitized Spex-the archive with all editions from the age of 38. How big or small-the editorial team will be is not yet clear. You may wish the new editors good luck with the salary and fee negotiations. A lot of money with Popjournalismus in the network, namely, so far, not earn. But in the network, there is a need, there is Pohl is sure to continue to be "a voice to the marginal, and marginalized, discriminated and seditious positions in Pop and society to help hearing."
Created: 21.12.2018, 14:46 PM