At its peak, Paste magazine reached a little over 100,000 subscribers and newsstand buyers. Fittingly perhaps, the amount being sought via a new Indiegogo campaign launched today in support of a spring 2017 print relaunch is $100,000.
During Paste’s original 2002-2010 print run, the magazine was offered as both a quarterly and bi-monthly. The former is how the publication will return in March, as Paste Quarterly, with the major retro-bonus of a vinyl disc. The first new sampler, colored sea-foam green, will feature 10 artists recorded at Paste Studio in New York. From today’s announcement:
The 150-gram colored vinyl album will feature exclusive tracks by Violent Femmes, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, Lucius, Josh Ritter, Joseph, Anderson East, Lee Fields, Bonnie Bishop and Courtney Barnett.
“We’ve enjoyed the freedom of publishing digital content and will continue to add more categories to the website,” said Paste founder and editor in chief Josh Jackson. “But this new magazine is a truly unique and exciting opportunity to share something special with our readers. Our goal has always been to surprise and delight our audience, and we’re convinced this will do both.”
Paste Quarterly will retail for $20, with a yearly subscription going for $70. The Paste website in November welcomed around seven million unique visitors.
Pictured: 2008 December/January issue (click to enlarge)