STATE.IE (formerly STATE Magazine) is an Irish website and formerly a
monthly music magazine, which launched in April 2008 and ceased to
print in January 2009 having published a total of ten issues. The
magazine continues online and was voted Best
Music Site in 2008 and
Best Web Publication in 2010 in the Irish Web Awards. Originally the
concept of the magazine involved a hard copy of which there was a
charge to purchase, however after six issues it was decided to make
the magazine's content free both online and in print. The first issue,
April 2008, appeared on Irish shelves on 6 March 2008 and featured
Michael Stipe of
R.E.M. on the cover. This immediately garnered
comparisons between the new magazine's similarities with Hot Press who
featured Stipe on their cover at the same time, a move widely thought
to be an attempt by Hot Press to stifle State's status as a serious
'alternative' to the more established local magazine. At a price of
€5.50, State charged €2 more than Hot Press.
State is published by Roger Woolman and edited by Hot Press alumni
Phil Udell. Contributors include
Evening Herald columnist, The Irish
Times reviewer and blogger Sinead Gleeson, Rolling Stone writer Kara
Manning, award-winning blogger Niall Byrne (a.k.a. Nialler9 ), Event
Guide writer David O'Mahony and The Star feature writer Tanya Sweeney.
The magazine's art director, Simon Roche, was named designer of the
year by the Periodical Publishers Association of Ireland in December
From October 2008 until January 2009 the magazine was made available
for free of charge from a number of venues around Ireland's major
cities and online from the magazine's website, following a number of
other magazines such as Mongrel, Connected and Analogue Magazine in
providing their print content free of charge. The first freely
distributed issue of State featured
Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon on the cover. As of
January 2009, the magazine was only available online from its website.
* 1 Issues
* 2 Cross-border collaborations
* 3 References
* 4 External links
The first six issues were available for a fee.
DATE OF PUBLICATION
6 March 2008
Goldfrapp , The Jimmy Cake ,
Cadence Weapon , Stiff Little Fingers
3 April 2008
Portishead , Jape , SXSW
1 May 2008
Republic of Loose , The National ,
5 June 2008
Damien Dempsey ,
Alanis Morissette ">
* ^ "
State Magazine - Issue One". State. 2008-02-26. Archived from
the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-09.
* ^ "
State Magazine - Issue 1 Available Now". IMRO . 2008-03-06.
Archived from the original on 3 May 2009. Retrieved 2008-03-09.
* ^ "
State Magazine Issue One out now!". State. 2008-03-05.
* ^ "The State of play in the nation\'s music mag biz". Irish
Independent . 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-03-09.
* ^ John Meagher (2008-04-25). "Loaded: Apr 26th - May 2nd". Irish
Independent . Retrieved 2009-08-16.
* ^ "nialler9 - Music/Mp3 Blog". nialler9 . 2008-04-11. Retrieved
* ^ "State Issue 7 - The Details". State. 2008-10-02. Archived from
the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
* ^ "Issues". State. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
* ^ "
State Magazine - Issue 02". State. 2008-04-02. Retrieved
* ^ "
State Magazine Issue 03 and Muxtape". State. 2008-04-29.
* ^ "
State Magazine Issue 04". State. 2008-06-05. Retrieved
* ^ "State Issue 05, Muxtape, Listings & PDFs". State. 2008-07-03.
* ^ "State Issue 06: Abba, Electric Picnic and a Free CD". State.
2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
* ^ A B "No borders for bands".
The Irish Times
The Irish Times . 2009-04-24.
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