Harp (magazine)

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Harp
Editor Scott Crawford
Categories Music magazines
Frequency bi-monthly
Publisher Lee Mergner
First issue 2001
Final issue 2008
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 1536-1438

Harp was a print and online magazine that provided in-depth information on current music, mainly the adult album alternative genre, which encompasses a large variety of music. It was published from 2001–08.

By 2008, Harp had moved well beyond its early AAA roots to become a more general interest magazine (compared in the media to such publications as Mojo, Uncut, Spin, Paste and Blender) with emphasis on the following genres: indie rock, pop, punk, Americana, psychedelia and assorted underground sub-genres. It was published eight times annually.

On March 17, 2008, Guthrie, Inc., the company that publishes Harp, officially announced that it would be suspending publication immediately. The last issue sent to subscribers and newsstands was the March/April issue featuring Dave Grohl on the cover.[1] In a note to subscribers the publishers indicated that their assets and financial records were being submitted to bankruptcy courts.[2] The demise of Harp came on the heels of a similar announcement by No Depression and a number of other print magazines covering music.[3][4] Staff of the magazine went on to found Blurt.

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