Change of Editor

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Change of Editor

I've just seen confirmation in the January issue of what recent e-mailings had suggested, ie that Gramophone has a new editor, one Martin Cullingford, well known to those of us who use this website. But Gramophone editors change rarely, and there doesn't seem to have been any explanation of why we've lost Mr Inverne. (He's still listed as 'contributing editor' or some such, but there's no sign of him in the magazine.)

Anyway, I'd like to wish him well and thank him or his contribution to the magazine over several years. Oh, and welcome to the hot seat, Martin!

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Best wishes,  Martin. You have an awesome responsibility,balancing moving the magazine forwards while keeping those of us who wish it was still like it was in Sir Compton's day mollified.

P

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Why should there be an explanation of of why Mr Inverne went - it's not really any of our business.

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Depends on how you see Gramophone. If it's just a commercial operation, you're absolutely right. But as someone who has read every issue for nearly forty years, I see it as something closer to home, with which I've long had a relationship of sorts (even if it is rather one way). As I said, editors change much more rarely than with most magazines, and I'm afraid I can't help being curious.

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I would agree.  After all, editors have maintained the Compton Mackenzie tradition of addressing readers in the magazine, and have become as familiar as presenters of music on Radio 3.  I would be sorry if the 'Gramophone' was to become another commercial product with disposable staff (and readers??). 

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Exactly! I'm the only one left (who still reads Gramophone) out of some dozens of friends, musicians and people related to Classical Music. Slowly, gradually, in the last nearly thirty years, all of them abandoned the magazine as... "indifferent".

So, maybe, it's not entirely our business who get what position in the... establishment, but we are, as the customers, their business. That make us also entitled to be interested in what is going on and where the magazine will go.

Anyway, good luck, Martin.

Parla

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I don't think there's anything sinister in it. My hunch is that James wants to be contibuting editor because he may have also been invited to contribute to other journals etc...and that he wants to write and not just edit!

Mark

Fraz Jo - disapntd. Bn ringin this grl al week. No ansr...looks lke she changed her mnd. O well...Ldwg...

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It's not like the editor of Gramophone is a Cabinet Minister and has to say something - usually a cringing 'to spend more time with my family'.

That said, businesses these days seem to be looking to 'deepen their relationship' with customers, and giving more personal information would be one way of doing this. 

Even so, the individual must decide for him/herself how much to reveal.  And there's always the possibility of a book of memoirs at a later date to consider.

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