Just in: Australia’s only classical magazine faces closure

Just in: Australia’s only classical magazine faces closure


norman lebrecht

November 29, 2013

The Gramophone offshoot, Limelight, is being wound up by its owners Haymarket Media as part of the sale of Gramophone to new owners.

Haymarket is open to offers for Limelight until December 13, after that it’s curtains.

While Slipped Disc regrets any contraction in classical music media, it cannot shed too many tears for a magpie operation that habitually lifted its online content from other music sites and failed to credit the original source, or to apologise when caught. Limelight was on a loser. Australia deserves better.



  • Jalian says:

    your assessment is rough. Limelight has commissioned a lot of original articles (disclosure: including some from me) and managed to review a lot of discs on a shoestring budget. are you talking about the online version or the actual magazine? the online site is more of an aggregate; not intended to be the (paid) version.

  • Marguerite Foxon says:

    Well, all I can say is it will leave a huge hole for the music lovers like myself who found this mag to be a great source of local information. You don’t seem to care much about that in your opining.