The Fly Magazine announces closure

UK music publication The Fly has announced it is to shut down with immediate effect.

“After nearly 15 years of pioneering new music journalism, the owners of The Fly are officially closing the magazine as a result of current market conditions surrounding publishing,” a statement on the magazine’s now-blank website reads.

“We offer gratitude and wish well all the staff and contributors that have allowed us to deliver the UK’s longest serving monthly free sheet. To the multitude of artists and musicians that have graced our covers, the advertisers and sponsors who have supported us and our loyal readers, we salute you.”

The publication may still continue as an online magazine, however, with the message adding: “Ownership of the digital and online brands will now pass to the magazine’s longest-serving member of staff, editor JJ Dunning. We wish him luck in taking the brand forward.”