Nash Country Weekly has closed its print publication as of today (April 14), MusicRow has confirmed through a Cumulus spokesperson. The consumer country music print publication will be rebranded as Nash Country Daily, a digital-only outlet available through streaming, digital and mobile platforms, exclusively from Cumulus.
The last print publication for Nash Country Weekly will release April 22.
Editor-in-Chief Lisa Konicki will continue in her role under the rebranding. Konicki was promoted to Editor-in-Chief in 2010, after 13 years with the magazine. The print publication’s shuttering has resulted in staff layoffs.
A Cumulus spokesperson tells MusicRow that the move “inoculates the company from the losses of a print publication,” and will allow the company to focus on other content platforms.
“Following the issue on stands April 22, NASH Country Weekly will relaunch as NASH Country Daily, with country lifestyle content available exclusively digitally, via Cumulus’ extensive digital footprint, reaching over 1,000,000 country enthusiasts monthly. This obviously far exceeds the magazine’s current 35,000 print circulation and will enable more up-to-the minute distribution of content,” said Konicki.
Mike McVay, SVP of content and programming, Cumulus Media & Westwood One added, “This is a win-win. While enabling exponentially more country music fans to access NASH content, when and where they choose, it frees significant resources for us to laser-focus and double down on our investment in the properties and platforms of the powerful NASH brand that present the greatest growth potential. We remain deeply committed to NASH, proud of its cultural significance and influence in the country community and optimistic about its future.”
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