After nearly 20 years of publishing album reviews, live reviews, interviews, features and news items, online music publication Drowned In Sound will stop publishing new articles.
In a Facebook post, UK-based founder and editor Sean Adams said a longer explanation of his decision to shutter DiS would be forthcoming, but clarified that the site's restored and archived forums would remain open, thanks to donations readers can make via the website. Articles that had already been commissioned by the time of his posting would be published on DiS's Medium blog, and that he would continue doling out music recommendations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He also said that the blog's weekly recommendations -- which he had been sending to followers through Facebook Messenger -- would be continuing for the time being. He went on to thank DiS editor-in-chief Derek Robertson and reviews editor Andrzej ?ukowski.
"As mentioned elsewhere, with a heavy heart, I have some professional news (or whatever the meme-cliche is for these kindsa posts)," he wrote. "Like At the Drive-In's hiatus (rather than LCD's 'retirement'), Drowned in Sound will not be commissioning new reviews or features for the foreseeable future."