Post-Punk Magazine celebrates 35 Years of Post-Punk in an exciting new English print magazine due out February/March 2013. We are covering oldschool and new Post-Punk music, fashion, art, and culture.
*Please note that The Killing Moon perk for $30 has the extra $5 included for shipping.
On Facebook over 2.7 million people like The Smiths, 4.5 million The Cure, and 1.3 million like Joy Division. Post-Punk Magazine caters to these well-established fan bases, as well as those of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Bauhaus, Echo and The Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, and many, many more.
We will be publishing Post-Punk Magazine quarterly (4 times a year) and each Special Edition issue will have a page count of or approx. 132-160 pages, while the standard edition will have a page count of 100. Our debut issue will be distributed in North America and Europe.
Each issue will be artistically designed to be a collectible to be shared and cherished.
We are based in Berlin, a city with a thriving and rapidly growing bohemian and avant-garde music and art scene. We have partnered with the best underground Post-Punk and Minimal labels so that we are always on the cutting edge of the new music and culture coming out of the world’s major cities.
Our Magazine Partners are:
Confirmed interviews for the first Issue are:
Peter Hook(Joy Division & New Order)
Bauhaus (Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins-all interviewed seperately)
with a feature on Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Sacred Bones 5th Anniversary (Zola Jesus, Wymond Miles (of The Fresh & Onlys), Psychic Ills, Cult of Youth, Pop. 1280, Lust for Youth), Post-Punk in China and the art of J Sabo (Landray), and of Anja Huwe, plus much more.
We will updating you on Issue 1 content as it comes in-so many great releases are coming out in early 2013!
Here are some scans from our previous magazine Deathrock to give you an idea of layout and style.
Why a Print Magazine?
A recent study has shown that 45% of Consumers prefer their advertising in their favorite print magazines, as opposed to 22% on Company Websites, 9% from News Websites, and 9% from Social Media.
Here is a link to the Study: http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pdfs/Adobe_State_of_Online_Advertising_Study.pdf
Print advertising is more effective than online advertising, and results in more impressions on a reader because they tend to read through the magazine more than once, reread articles, and the ads are less intrusive.
The retail periodicals market is broken in the United States, and most magazines are sold at retail at a loss. Magazines like VICE on the other hand are thriving because of their high circulation levels that advertisers find appealing-high circulation that can only be achieved by using the free model.
Where the Money Will Go
- Printing: Each individual copy of Post-Punk Magazine will cost approx $1.00 to $1.50 to produce-not including overall shipping and distribution costs or paying our staff. For example- printing 15000 copies can cost over $17000 dollars on the low end. The more money we raise, the more we will print.
- Staff Fees: We are very fortunate to have a a great staff of editors, designers and photographers on board-many of whom make a living practicing their craft (and some do these day jobs to fund their bands). These people deserved to get paid for their quality work. Iconic Photographs can cost up to $1500.00 to license.
- Production expenses: Computers, Software, recording equipment, traveling expenses to gigs/interviews.
William Alex Baker (Publisher/Editor in Chief)-Publisher and promoter since 2003. He has also been a consultant on several music and fashion books.
Frank Deserto (Senior Editor/Copy Editor) Frank is a resident DJ at Wierd and has played in many bands (Revel Hotel, Funeral Crashers, Dream Affair, and even Chameleons Vox). He is an experienced journalist and runs the Systems of Romance music blog.
Thomas Thyssen (Senior Editor) Thomas is a DJ, Promoter, and has been an editor for practically every Post-Punk and Gothic music magazine in Germany (such as Orkus, Zillo, Sonic Seducer, and Gothic Magazine.) He is now a Press Manager at Universal.
Alexander Chow (Senior Editor and Creative Consultant) Alex has worked for magazines such as NYLON, Pop, and SPIN, and currently works for Vogue. He has also performed in a few NYC Post-Punk bands, like Madison Strays.
Kristen Sollee (Senior Editor) Kristen is an experienced journalist who has been writing for The Big Takeover for nearly a decade, and regularly contributes to Time Out, NYLON, Thrillist and other arts and culture publications
Glenn Maryansky (Art Department) Glenn has worked at major fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan as an Art Director. He was in Blacklist, and is currently performing with Cult of Youth.
Mark Splatter (Graphic Design) Webmaster and archivist at Deathrock.com and DJ extraordinaire.
Johnny Quan (Associate Editor) Editor at Post-Punk.com.
Greg Fasolino (Editorial Consultant) Ask a Legend like Peter Murphy who he is, and he will tell you., Greg wrote the liner notes for his greatest hits album. Besides a long career in Post-Punk and Alternative Rock journalism, Greg was also in the The Naked and The Dead, and Bell Hollow.
Sean O'Connor (aka Dj Templar-Video Editing and Production) Sean edits a lot of the live events you see on MTV. When he is not doing that, he is practically DJing every Post-Punk, Gothic, and Deathrock event in NYC-such as the Red Party. When does this guy sleep?
Detra Munster is a DJ/Artist who plays in the Band Inheirent. He is a veteran from the days of Deathrock Magazine, is is currently our in house illustrator.
To those of you who buy the records and scour for rare vinyl, who go to gigs religiously, dance at clubs that play music from 30 years ago back to back with a release from last week...
To those of you who love Post-Punk music as much as we do...
We need your help to reach our goal to put a copy of Post-Punk Magazine in your hands-and to let everyone know how great this music is.
*Sad Lovers and Giants and Kas Product footage shot at Drop Dead Festival 10th Anniversary in Berlin.