Harp Folds

200804_s.jpgSeven-year-old Harp, the “sophisticated rock and pop magazine,” is no more. In a statement written by editor-at-large Fred Mills and published on Pop Matters, Glenn Sabin, CEO of Guthrie Inc., the company that purchased the magazine in 2003, says “Harp‘s critical acclaim never translated into sustaining commercial success. Harp‘s lifecycle was ill timed with the precipitous decline of the music software industry, coupled with the consolidation of the consumer magazine newsstand business and rising paper and postage costs.”

The mag’s Web site, which will also stop publishing, makes no mention of the decision.

Dave Grohl, the man with nine rock star lives, is Harp‘s last cover boy.