Dejazine (and center of the magazine universe) update: A few months ago, I coined the word, “dejazine” to describe a defunct print magazine that is resurrected as a website and vaporzine. At the time, there was a frenzy of such deceased magazines relaunching with the promise that, “we’re starting as a website and later wil (or maybe) re-launch the print version,” including The Standard and The Red Herring and Creem Magazine.
Today, right here in Music City, another dejazine is born. The great (but cost-walled-off) web-based newservice, Nashvillepost.com, is reporting that the erstwhile Music City News Magazine, has new owners and will launch a website in April and a magazine later in the year.
According to the Nashville Post, an un-named Massachusetts-based businessman is the new owner. They already have an editor, are looking for Nashville office space, and have a “mock” website at the URL www.musiccitynews.com/temp.
As the twang turns.