After 38 years, set the pop-music-magazine “Spex”. 27. December appear with the Bulletin no. 384 the last edition, said editor-in-chief Daniel Gerhardt on Monday on the “Spex”Website. As reasons, he cited the change of the advertising market and changes in media behavior of the pop music audience.

Over the decades I got the Pop-journalism to the readers an Overview of albums, books, movies, shows, and exhibitions. This role was done. Today, all the plates of the world were almost at the same time available.

“Against a slowly but steadily declining sales and subscription numbers, we have found just as little a means as against the increasingly precarious situation of the market,” wrote Gerhardt.

today, six times in the year, appearing “Spex” in 1980 in Cologne as a magazine for pop culture had been established. Among the authors Diedrich Diederichsen, Mark Terkessidis and Dietmar Dath temporarily. In the year 2000, the Munich-based Piranha-Verlag took over the business. Since 2007, the editorial Board works in Berlin.

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