After over 12 years, Film Score Monthly magazine creator Lukas Kendall has announced that the magazine will cease printing physical copies of the periodical, and will focus on their successful line of soundtrack releases, and the website, at www.filmscoremonthly.com. The full statement, posted on the Film Score Monthly message board follows:
It's a gray and drizzly day here in Los Angeles which is a suitable backdrop to tell you all that the print magazine, Film Score Monthly, will be coming to an end with the next issue, Vol. 10, No. 6, due in around a month.
The reason is purely financial, and absolutely necessary in that regard. The costs of printing, overhead and the staff has become untenable.
We have sent a letter to our subscribers with instructions on receiving free CDs in exchange for issues not yet published. L.A. residents may receive their letter today or tomorrow which is why I am posting here this morning. We are offering one CD for every six months (three issues) or portion thereof remaining on your subscription. If you do not receive a letter, it's because your subscription is expiring with the last issue (we have not sent renewal notices in a while).
Rest assured our CDs will continue as will the website! This is a move for the better as we join the rest of the 21st century.
Still, it's been a long run for the print mag 15+ years and probably around 150 editions and I'm immensely proud of our efforts.
This suffices for this initial announcement...thanks for your readership and understanding. By all means post your thoughts here.