Our Culture Mag, a British arts website and online magazine, has stated to stay free after many of its competitors are planning to go behind a paywall in the coming year.

Modestas Mankus, editor in chief at Our Culture Mag, stated in an email: “We believe in quality content at Our Culture Mag, but without it being accessible, it will not be of much value. Our Culture Mag has no plans to go subscription based at any time soon and we hope this decision will repay us in the long term.”

Just this year, Condé Nast, a titan media group, announced they will make their online platforms go behind a paywall. This will make beloved sites like Pitchfork and Vogue less accessible to all of the music lovers around the world.