Paste celebrates 10 years
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One decade ago on Dec. 3 1998, Josh Jackson, Nick Purdy and Jordan Feibus launched PasteMusic.com, a retail site for independent music. The company began with the release of the first-ever live album from the Bill Mallonee-fronted Vigilantes of Love. The website grew over the years, selling music from artists such as Pedro the Lion, Over the Rhine, Innocence Mission and Marzuki (a late '90s indie-folk band featuring Sufjan Stevens).
Three and a half years later, Paste Media Group would launch a
magazine. "PasteMusic.com, in its founding, had the same vision we have
today: to direct people to quality music," publisher Nick Purdy says.
Indeed, the original Paste site included this quote in the "about"
section: "At PasteMusic.com, you can always drop by and discover a new
artist or three that you may not have run across yet, but will be glad
It's a sentiment that carries over to Paste magazine and PasteMagazine.com today. Even with expanded coverage that now includes books, films, games, television and other "Signs of Life" in culture, Paste hopes to reward its readers with new discoveries each time they pick up the magazine or stop by the website. And the company has extended its reach with the Paste Recommends retail program and the Paste Digital VIP subscription service, as well as maintaining its original focus on the web.
Now in its sixth year, Paste magazine is one of the fastest-growing, independent entertainment magazines in the country. Having just won its 3rd consecutive Plug Award for "Magazine of the Year" and recently nominated for a National Magazine Award, Paste is dedicated to bringing its readers thoughtful analysis of music, film and culture. From mainstream artists to lesser-known independents, Paste seeks to find and expose the art that best enriches our world.
"When we launched a decade ago," says editor-in-chief Jackson, "we had no idea all the different ways that we might carry out that mission."
To request an issue or to arrange an interview with Paste magazine editor-in-chief Josh Jackson, please contact: palmer at pastemagazine.com or 404.207.1183
Paste magazine is the fastest growing independently published entertainment magazine in the country. Called "the best among American music titles" by The Wall Street Journal, and recently named "Magazine of the Year" at the 2008 PLUG Independent Music Awards for the third year in a row, Paste provides thoughtful analysis on the best in film, books and other aspects of popular (and alternative) culture. Paste is the premier magazine for people who still enjoy discovering new music, prize substance and songcraft over fads and manufactured attitude, and appreciate quality music in whatever genre it might inhabit. Now in their sixth year, Paste has grown quickly with international distribution in over 12 countries. Paste is available on newsstands all over the U.S. and Canada.