Crawdaddy Announcement, May 16, 2007
CRAWDADDY AND WOLFGANG'S VAULT ANNOUNCE THE REVIVAL OF Crawdaddy! AS A WEEKLY ONLINE ROCK MAGAZINE
Paul Williams, founder of Crawdaddy!, will serve as advisory editor for the online magazine - Literary focus on music as the centerpiece of political and cultural analysis
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 16, 2007) -- Wolfgang's Vault announced today the revival of Crawdaddy! as a weekly online rock magazine. Crawdaddy! is the first U.S. magazine of rock music criticism, founded in 1966 by Paul Williams who will serve as the Advisory Editor for the online counterpart. Remaining true to the integrity of the original publication, Crawdaddy! is committed to writing and reporting that will offer a literate, existential look at music as the centerpiece of cultural analysis; as an art form that reflects our society. Every Wednesday a new issue will be available online at www.crawdaddy.com.
Some of the unique features of Crawdaddy! include writing contributions from Paul Williams, a music news blog, exclusive profiles, features and interviews with well-known and obscure music artists from the '60s to today, commentary on music/tech gear, and reviews of books, CDs, and DVDs. Additionally, the online magazine will delve into the political arena with featured social commentary.
"The music industry has changed tremendously since the first issue of Crawdaddy!, so it is important for us to give readers a place where they can continue to look at how music mirrors our culture and political climate," said Jocelyn Hoppa, Editor in Chief, Crawdaddy!.
"I have always believed it is important to write about what you love and are awakened by, as well as write to and for others whom you know would have a similar experience if they heard the same music. This is what the rebirth of Crawdaddy! is all about, sharing the music," said Paul Williams, Advisory Editor, Crawdaddy!.
To find out more details about the revival of Crawdaddy! or read the first issue visit www.crawdaddy.com.
Crawdaddy!, the first U.S. magazine for rock criticism, has returned as a weekly online music publication. In earnest, the magazine aims to maintain the values set forth by the original, while also engaging with the changes that have occurred in publishing and the music industry over the last 40 years. Paul Williams, widely regarded as the godfather of rock criticism, started Crawdaddy! magazine at the age of 17 from his dorm room at Swarthmore College in 1966. Almost two years before Rolling Stone came into existence, Williams introduced a new, unique form of rock journalism to the American public. The magazine became a forum for journalists to write intelligently about music that helped rock gain its much-deserved cultural significance through verbal celebration. Crawdaddy! is now owned and distributed digitally through its' parent company, Wolfgang's Vault.
Wolfgang’s Vault Press Relations: Te: 800-314-9754.
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