The Fly magazine has come a long way after beginning life as a listing leaflet for the Camden-based venue Barfly. The Fly, a free magazine, was once one of the most highly circulated and most popular music magazines in the UK, according to The Independent.
Sadly, the same is obviously not true today, as the magazine has just announced that it has printed its final copy. The Fly ’s website says.
“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. 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. 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.”