News & OpinionWould you pay £25 for a magazine?
As we head to the end of the first month of the new year I think I’ve now read enough reflection on the past one – all that ‘best of 2018’ stuff, the various lists and all the expert predictions for what’s ahead. It used to be mostly editorial filler but the staggering proliferation of new media channels means there’s now a surplus of opinion on just about everything. I therefore limit myself to a few trusted authorities on music and the tiny handful of sage observers who regularly update us about print stuff. When it comes to magazines it seems there’s much useful discussion about design and subject matter, but it’s essentially always rattling around the same corridors. It would nice if someone opened the door marked ‘What magazine buyers think’.