Rolling Stone Magazine Heads Back Down Under

Rolling Stone Magazine Heads Back Down Under

Rolling Stone Magazine has announced it will be returning to Australia a year after local publisher Paper Riot shut up shop.

In a press release, Rolling Stone International called the move an “expansion of its company footprint”.

The release also included a call out to writers in Sydney, Jakarta and Singapore.

Speaking on the news, Rolling Stone International CEO Meng Ru Kuok said: “Although Rolling Stone’s roots are firmly planted in American pop culture, the brand has been a global driving force – both by reporting on and influencing the world’s music trends.

“This position of global authority is one we are seeking to strengthen and expand with greater focus and coverage on local music culture and creativity in more markets around the world.”

He added: “APAC is one of the world’s fastest-growing regions globally, representing a tremendous amount of musical talent and diversity.

“We see huge potential for further expansion and investment into our brand as well as solidifying our position within other key music markets like the UK.

“We’re investing in editorial and launching dedicated digital experiences because we understand the critical importance of having local journalists with their fingers on the pulse of local music scenes.

“We’re excited to be building a team of relevant, experienced voices on local music, culture and entertainment to dig up unique stories for a wider global audience,” Kuok said.

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