Paste Announces Re-Entry into Print Magazine Publishing with Paste Quarterly

Dec 06, 2016

Paste, an entertainment and lifestyle site covering music and pop culture, announced an Indiegogo campaign for its new quarterly print publication, Paste Quarterly. The first edition of Paste Quarterly will be distributed in March 2017; each magazine will feature insightful long-form content and a vinyl album with exclusive tracks recorded at the Paste Studio in New York.

Paste launched its first print magazine in 2002, mainly covering music, film, and books, and went online-only in 2010. Paste says the online brand has grown significantly in the past six years, boasting over seven million unique web visitors in November 2016, up tenfold from 616,000 unique visitors in September 2010 (the first month after going all-digital). Paste content has also further expanded beyond music to also include food, drink, tech, style, politics, and travel, among other cultural topics.

The company says Paste Quarterly is designed as an artistic, beautifully crafted reading and listening experience for subscribers, printed on large 12-by-12 inch, thick paper with rich colors. The most notable feature of the magazine is the new Paste Sampler: a 150-gram colored vinyl album with exclusive tracks by artists including Violent Femmes, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, Lucius, Josh Ritter, Joseph, Anderson East, Lee Fields, Bonnie Bishop, and Courtney Barnett.