Attention all Scene fans…

25 Sep

OK, Scene cats, we’ve got big news to discuss.

Today’s Scene is its final issue as a magazine.

Starting Oct. 2, Scene will become its own special section inside every Thursday issue of the Daily Journal – kind of like the religion or food sections.

We’ll continue to feature a local event or artist, and we’ll include in M. Scott Morris’ movie reviews, get-out stories, the concert grid and upcoming events listings, all in the new Thursday section.

Any other stories about local entertainment will go here, on Scene Now.

I also plan to eventually include video, podcasts, etc. made by me and other Journal staffers here on the site.

From podcasts featuring interviews with big-named talent coming to the area or a video featuring a local musician, we’ll have lots of new and exciting features to offer at Scene Now.

Don’t worry – I’ll continue to post daily news updates and breaking concert news. Our guest bloggers Todd Hunt and Rick Welch will continue to work with us, too.

We’ll be making a lot of changes, both in the new Scene section and here on the blog, in a very short amount of time, so give us a couple of weeks to get the kinks worked out. But I can’t wait to get our new features up and rolling.

So, keep in mind: New Scene section — NOT a Scene magazine — in every Thursday Daily Journal. And lots of new features here at Scene Now.

The new Scene section in the Journal will kick off Oct. 2 with a big feature on Tupelo musician John West. Look on here that same day to see him perform especially for Scene Now.

This is going to be awesome!

4 Responses to “Attention all Scene fans…”

  1. Mickey Gousset September 25, 2008 at 6:57 am #

    I kinda liked the magazine format? Why the change?

  2. sheenabarnett September 25, 2008 at 9:03 am #

    It’s like a lot of things happening right now…blame it on economics. Basically Scene, as a magazine, couldn’t get enough ad revenue to sustain itself as its own separate magazine. We’re hoping to save some money — and, in the process, hopefully cover local entertainment better — with this new section and extra blog features.

    Personally — I hate to see the magazine format go too. But, at the same time, I’ve been coming up with a lot of ideas for this blog (and, maybe, eventually, Scene’s own Web site?) for a while now, and I’m really excited about them. I mean, the possibilities are endless. And I think they’ll better serve our readers, as well as our local artists. That’s my hope, anyway. Just got to go pull it off now. 🙂

  3. Mickey Gousset September 25, 2008 at 10:21 am #

    I think you would definitely be well served by having a Scene web site. Build it off some blogging software, such as Community Server, so you can still blog easily, but then you can easily provide calenders of events, links to local bands, etc. Plus you could throw google ads and search up there to try and bring in a little revenue.

  4. sheenabarnett September 28, 2008 at 10:18 am #

    hmmm…we’re thinking along the same lines there, Mickey. 🙂

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