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Rock Sound under new ownership

By | Published on Tuesday 4 April 2023

Rock Sound

Music magazine Rock Sound formally announced yesterday that it is now owned by Whynow Media, which should allow the title to continue operating despite facing closure back in January.

A statement on the magazine’s Twitter account reads: “As you may have seen, Rock Sound was set for closure back in January and the editorial staff were suddenly let go by the publishing company. It was a huge shock to us all and really gutting to see a brand we care so much about nearly disappear”.

“However, we are happy to say that we are officially back”, the statement continues. “Rock Sound is now under new ownership, as part of Whynow Media group. Today, we relaunch the site and the online store. We’re currently working out the future shape of the magazine, and will have news on that soon”.

“We just wanted to take a second to say thank you to all the readers, viewers and artists who reached out and showed your support for us this year”, it goes on. “We all love this scene, and seeing how much RS has meant to you over the years – and the new artists it has helped you discover – was really appreciated”.

“It’s a whole new era for Rock Sound”, the statement concludes, “and we couldn’t be more excited about the future as we approach our 25th anniversary in 2024. See you out there”.

Whynow Media grew out of the website, which launched back in 2019 covering film, music and culture at large. Now also operating other platforms and providing media services, the wider company describes itself as a “full service publishing, podcasting and production house”.