As reported on earlier this week by fellow RS contributor Mary, LA-based Arthur Magazine was put on ‘indefinite hiatus’. Everyone seems to be more than a little depressed, including former Creation Records and current Poptones label mogul, Alan McGee.

Aside from running the Poptones label, managing Carl Barat’s new band Dirty Pretty Things, DJing worldwide under his Death Disco alias & helping to rewrite legislation in the U.K. as it pertains to a musician’s livelihood, he also takes time to write for the Guardian twice a week. This week he took the opportunity to offer his view of Arthur’s collapse and the state of underground journalism in the U.K. and the U.S.

McGee fears the ‘creeping homogenisation’ of journalism and the ‘relentlessly repetitive formulas they use’ are destroying independant thought & foil any chance for under-the-radar acts to get the coverage they deserve. The entire article can be found here.