Reverb Magazine, a free independent monthly stress press rag with a circulation that included Newcastle, Central Coast, Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour has officially announced that it’s upcoming September issue will unfortunately be it’s last in print form.
As the traditional hard copy newspaper continues to decline, Reverb like many other street press magazines has been forced to adapt and transition into online journalism. Reverb Magazine posted the following statement on Facebook:
“It has been a rather sad day with the end of Reverb in print in sight. The upcoming September issue will be the final hardcopy, with the plans for an online presence to be up and running in a few months.”
The news comes soon after Street Press Australia’s Managing Director, Craig Treweek issued an official statement claiming that the free print form of music news is far from the brink of extinction. Treweek published the statement not far removed from huge layoffs announced by Fairfax.