In the wake of VIBE Magazine closing its doors indefinitely, musical pioneer Quincy Jones, who founded the popular urban magazine in 1993, says he would like to buy the magazine back and run it online because “print and all that stuff is over.”
“I’m trying to buy my magazine back now,” Jones told EbonyJet.com. “They just messed my magazine all up, but I’m gonna get it back. You better believe it, I’m gonna take it online because print and all that stuff is over.”
This is good news! We can’t wait to see what Mr. Jones does to revamp the online version of VIBE Magazine, which can currently be found at Vibe.com. With VIBE’s fanbase and circulation of over 600,000 subscribers, running it as an online entity should definitely work. The world is moving towards online media being the dominant force so VIBE’s owners should’ve taken note long ago and it shouldn’t have even came to them having to shut down.