First Edition of Louisville's Newest Music Newspaper

Monthly publication to cover all phases of area music

By JEAN METCALFE and PAUL M. MOFFETT, Publishers

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Louisville Music News is "on the streets," and it's all about the music business in Louisville and surrounding areas.

A monthly publication, Louisville Music News will feature newsletters of various music-related associations, reviews of live performances by local, regional and national acts, as well as stories about studios and recordings by local performers. Additionally, interviews, features, personal items and music equipment coverage will be found within its pages.

The inspiration for this paper comes from the work done on behalf of the Louisville Area Songwriters' Cooperative and with the realization that its newsletter -- the L.A.S.C. Letter -- had grown beyond both the scope of songwriting and the Cooperative's budget.

Research, in the form of conversations with various people involved in different aspects of the business, led us to believe that a Louisville-area music newspaper was needed and would be welcomed. This is particularly true in light of the decreased coverage of local music provided by the major daily paper.

With encouragement from Rocky Adcock at the Louisville Federation of Musicians, and others, plus the support of our respective spouses, the newspaper began to take shape. In a few short weeks the Louisville Music News became a reality.

We hope that you will find this paper of interest and will support the organizations that have their newsletters printed here. We also welcome participation by other music-related groups that we have not yet had an opportunity to reach.

Louisville Music News is committed to serving the interests of the entire music community in an interesting +and equitable manner, and we are very happy to be able to bring it to you.