The Music Network removes paywall

Music industry trade publication The Music Network has lifted its paywall after almost five years, launching a new unrestricted website and charts portal.

The publication, which is almost 24 years old, shifted to digital in 2013, following the closure of its glossy magazine.

Its latest changes come nine months after digital agency Jaden Social’s acquired the platform. Jaden Social is also the publisher of radio trade title, Radio Today.

In a post on the website, publisher Jake Challenor explained the new features, which include an unrestricted music charts, no paywall for content and a ‘clean, simpler’ experience.

Challenor said the website would also venture into events, awards and podcasting in an attempt to find new ways to educate and inform music business professionals.

The Music Network’s paying subscribers will be allowed to continue their support or cancel and refund their payment. An email has been sent to subscribers to clarify the options.

“Since Jaden Social acquired the masthead in July 2017, we’ve spent the last nine months talking to readers. New ones and old ones. The result of these valuable insights has led to today’s launch of this fantastic new website. But scratch beneath the surface, and you’ll soon learn that today is more significant than a new lick of paint,” Challenor wrote.

“We’re committed to the mission; to connect you, to inform you and to educate you. Moving forward, as TMN continues to evolve, we hope to inspire every one of you too.”


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