A last-minute lifeline for Australia’s music magazine

A last-minute lifeline for Australia’s music magazine


norman lebrecht

December 11, 2013

Limelight, the former Gramophone subsidiary which faced closure this week after the parent company changed hands, has found a saviour in ‘a new arts media organisation founded by business tourism specialists BT Publishing’. It means an end to the magazine’s link with the national broadcaster, ABC, but they’ve put a good spin on that saying, ‘this move will allow us greater editorial independence and flexibility.’

We hope it will also allow the magazine greater awareness of copyright. Australia, which faces losing two youth orchestras, is in dire need of a media voice.

The new publisher will be ‘composer and Chronology Arts director Andrew Batt-Rawden’.



  • Marguerite Foxon says:

    We are relieved it is surviving and hope it will continue to provide the good coverage we have seen.