Stool Pigeon music paper to close
The great Stool Pigeon, the last stand of the independent music press is to close and become a website.
The music paper was the last great national DIY indie and achieved a remarkable circulation considering it was self distributed by its editor Phil Hebblethwaite. Scurrilous, smart, intelligent, informed and often quite funny it will be sorely missed on the music information scene but at least it will carry on as a website.
In other news the BBC album reviews section is being shut down another loss in what is perhaps a very cluttered indie music media.