Rolling Stone Hits a High Note with Philippine Edition Launch

Rolling Stone Hits a High Note with Philippine Edition Launch


Rolling Stone Philippines arrives to cover the local music and cultural scene in November

The legendary titan of music, politics, and cultural commentary Rolling Stone is ready to rock the Philippines with the debut of Rolling Stone Philippines this November. This expansion amplifies Rolling Stone’s mission to bring local cutting-edge music journalism and sociocultural insights to a broader global audience.

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In a licensing agreement between Modern Media Group Inc. (MMGI) and Rolling Stone, this new edition will join the band, alongside its acclaimed counterparts in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. MMGI’s already stellar lineup, featuring NYLON Manila and Billboard Philippines, just got amplified with this powerhouse addition.

Rolling Stone Philippines

“We are thrilled to introduce Rolling Stone in the Philippines, a nation with a rich musical heritage and a vibrant cultural background scene ,” said Anne Bernisca, COO of Modern Media Group Inc. “Our goal is to maintain the magazine’s tradition reflecting global standards while also exploring fresh perspectives and voices of the Filipino. This expansion is a testament to our dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive media environment where all stories can be told.”

Rolling Stone Philippines is set to deliver note-worthy content covering music, entertainment, social, and pop culture. Fans can expect exclusive interviews, in-depth articles, and striking photography, spotlighting both international and Filipino artists. This dynamic ensemble will strike a unique chord in the music industry and sociocultural trends.

Gus Wenner, CEO of Rolling Stone, emphasized the harmony in this launch: “The launch of Rolling Stone Philippines represents a significant step in our efforts to bring the magazine’s iconic voice to new markets. We look forward to working with Modern Media Group to deliver content that is both locally relevant and globally engaging.”

The Philippine edition will incorporate globally acclaimed content with locally relevant stories, capturing the Filipino experience. Archie G. Carrasco, CEO of AGC Power Holdings Corp., the parent company of MMGI, echoed the excitement: “Rolling Stone has been a beacon of social, cultural, and musical commentary for over five decades. We’re excited to see how our audience will engage with Rolling Stone’s rich heritage and forward-thinking content. We are committed to preserving the magazine’s legacy while also embracing the unique cultural landscapes of the Philippines.”

Anne Bernisca wrapped it up with a final outro, saying, “This expansion is more than just a growth strategy; it’s an opportunity to amplify diverse voices and stories that matter. We are committed to upholding the values of integrity, creativity, and passion that Rolling Stone stands for, and we look forward to this new chapter in our journey.”

With Rolling Stone Philippines set to drop soon, the magazine’s storied tradition of excellence is ready to to be in chorus with new audiences, harmonizing global perspectives with local narratives in the heart of the Pearl of the Orient.

Photos and Featured Image: ROLLING STONE PHILIPPINES

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