Published quarterly, our print magazine offers an in-depth and focused exploration of a singular broad topic, which we approach through collaboration with a featured artist and present to you in 4 different sections:
Introduction: the opener; a two-page philosophical expression of the pages that lie ahead.
Interview: in-depth, exploratory and personal conversation with the featured artist.
5 Spot: an examination of inspiration and where it comes from; 5 inspired recommendations by the featured artist.
Story: a highly subjective narrative think piece written by me, your author.
Those are the basics.
Every issue of Durham Beat Magazine will also pair with:
1. A limited run collaborative t-shirt featuring original artwork by the featured artist. Profits from the shirt are split with the artist.
2. An Issue playlist. Think of it as a collaborative mood board in the form of music. I ask the featured artists to keep track of what they are listening to while we work together. I then take some of those tunes and curate them in a playlist with what I have been listening to throughout our collaboration. The result? A very emotional and wide-ranging selection of music, 30 songs deep and available on Durham Beat’s Spotify.
Can you subscribe to Durham Beat Magazine? Yes, soon. Later this year, we will unveil two levels of subscriptions. More on that later.