Jonathan Lennie, classical music editor of Time Out (the original London brand), has been telling friends today that, as of next week, the magazine will have neither a classical editor nor a classical section. Classical music is, apparently, no longer considered part of the London entertainment scene. Here’s what Jonathan writes:
I just wanted to let you know that from next Friday, Time Out will no longer have a Classical section, nor, indeed, a Classical Editor! Yes, I’m afraid venture capitalism has taken control of the company and ‘restructuring’ is underway.
Sign of the times? Not for classical music, perhaps, but certainly for its place in disintegrating print media.