Topic: Spin

Billboard Buys Spin and Vibe in a Quest to 'Own the Topic of Music Online'

Digital publications will reach 45 million readers

The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group is acquiring the music assets of SpinMedia, including Spin, Vibe and Stereogum, expanding Billboard's reach into the music news world. "In recent years, we set out…

SpinMedia Gets New Investors, Hires New CRO

After setbacks, aims for profitability 'early this year'

SpinMedia Group, a publisher of celebrity and entertainment sites, today announced that it's lined up new investors and hired sales vet Tom Morrissy as chief revenue officer as it attempts…

After Financing Hiccup, Maxim Sale Set to Close Friday

Bob Guccione Jr. expected to take over as CEO

After a hiccup, the Maxim sale appears to be set to close Friday, and publishing vet Bob Guccione Jr. says he's set to take the reins as CEO. Alpha Media sold…

SpinMedia Fires Spin Editor in Chief

Caryn Ganz announced departure on Twitter

Remnants of once-hot indie music title Spin's days as a print magazine are continuing to disappear in the wake of its acquisition by Buzzmedia (now SpinMedia) last summer. This week’s…

Spin and Car and Driver: A Comparison

Fans of the defunct music periodical to receive auto mag instead

The world may not be ending today, but Spin’s existence as a print magazine is. The Buzzmedia-owned indie music title, which reduced its frequency earlier this year before dropping its…

'Spin' to Roll Out Larger Format Magazine

Title lowered frequency to six times this year

As alternative music magazine Spin figures out how to be a music magazine for the digital future, it's taking a page from the past. On Feb. 28, the March/April issue will hit…

'Spin' Now Reviewing Most Albums in a Single Tweet

Magazine is done 'wasting people's time'

Figuring less is more, Spin magazine is moving most of its reviews to Twitter, where each album will be assessed in a single tweet at @SPINreviews. Senior editor Chris Weingarten…

'Spin' Replaces Online Editor

Move follows frequency reduction

Alternative music magazine Spin has named a new online editor-in-chief in preparation for its reduction in frequency and increased digital focus. Caryn Ganz will replace online editor Mark Bautz, who…

'Spin' Magazine Going Bimonthly

Title also cutting rate base, increasing Web focus

Spin is making the move from monthly to bimonthly—it will publish only six issues next year, down from 11 this year, Adweek has learned. The magazine also plans to cut…

'Spin' Shakes Up Leadership

Declining ad sales leads to ousters

Spin ousted its editor-in-chief Doug Brod and publisher Malcom Campbell yesterday. Some believe the shake-up was fueled by the magazine’s declining ad sales amid the overall poor health of print…