Paste Magazine Announces DIGITAL VIP Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Exclusive DVDs & live performances, full albums and early access to Paste content

Decatur, GA (September 30, 2008) - Paste magazine announced today the launch of “Paste Digital VIP” (www.pastemagazine.com/VIP), an exclusive service that delivers members an array of content for a low monthly fee.  The all-new Paste Digital VIP is available for $3.95 per month and, throughout the course of a year, provides members with 4 DVDs, 12 full digital albums, 52 exclusive live mp3’s, advance access to Paste’s digital edition & new music Sampler and much more.  The first month includes an album from indie buzz band Headlights plus exclusive live MP3s from Ari Hest and William Fitzsimmons.  Upcoming artists include The Rosebuds, Sonia Leigh and Modern Skirts.

“We’re thrilled to be able to push the envelope  - delivering excellent curated content in a convenient, digital format.” said Nick Purdy, Publisher, Paste magazine.  “Through Paste Digital VIP, we can, at a very low cost to our readers, offer unrivaled immediacy - both in terms of exposure to new artists in multiple formats - but also in terms of timing - getting access to content well in advance of print street dates.”

Membership in Paste Digital VIP includes the quarterly Paste DVD Sampler (full of music videos, short films and game trailers), the Artist Discovery Series (a monthly full, free digital album from a Paste-approved artist), a weekly exclusive MP3 featuring an artist performance recorded live at Paste, a subscription to Paste Digital (valued at $19.95 and available to members before it hits newsstands and mailboxes), access to every issue of Paste in digital format, early access to the Paste Sampler and Digital Edition, unlimited $10 gift subscriptions at any time and an exclusive Paste T-Shirt when paying for a year of Paste Digital VIP in advance.  

The debut of Paste Digital VIP comes on the heals of Paste’s third-consecutive “Magazine of the Year” award at the 2008 PLUG Independent Music Awards, their first-ever National Magazine Award nomination and a landslide of honors at the 2008 GAMMAs, including The Grand Gamma. 

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

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