How could they leave?

How could they leave? The Nashville City Paper reports that after 30 years, Amusement Business Magazine is “pulling out of” Nashville, the magazine center of the universe, and moving its headquarters to, get this, LA. According to the the paper, the VNU-owned b-to-b publication covering “the outdoor entertainment industry, including carnivals, fairs and amusement parks,” published “about 44” issues last year. (About?) It is is being folded into the Film and Performing Arts Group, which also publishes The Hollywood Reporter, SHOOT, and BackStage magazines. (As luck would have it, I’m at Northwestern University today to lead a seminar session being attended by some publishers associated with this story who I’m obviously going to have to educate about Nashville being center of the magazine universe.)