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Florence + the Machine fan account removes Q cover story from socials to support sales

03 July 2019, 11:39 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

A Florence + the Machine fan account has removed the new Q Magazine feature from socials to help the magazine sales.

The new feature in Q Magazine is 12 pages long, and was quickly picked up by Florence + the Machine fan accounts on socials.

Q Magazine editor Ted Kessler took to socials this morning to ask fan accounts to hold off from posting the feature online, "I politely implore the Florence + the Machine fanclubs to take down the Q Magazine cover story. Posting it online the day it’s in the shops will put us out business, halting this kind of twelve page feature on your favourite artist. Everyone deserves paying for their work."

Kessler asked one of the fan accounts directly, "Please, please take this down. This is our livelihood (it’s also our copyright). We depend on people buying it so we can pay our writers and photographers- without that this article and photos wouldn’t exist. At least wait a month! Not the day it’s out. Flo wouldn’t approve."

The fan account removed coverage of the story, and apologised to Kessler on Twitter, "Removed. I'm really sorry it was posted and appreciate you alerting us to this in the way you did. It is an awesome interview, by the way so thank you for providing such high-quality content, as usual! Sorry again."

The latest issue of Q Magazine was released yesterday (2 July). Visit to find out more.
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