On Monday, April 8, 2019, AXS emailed some writers informing them that they were terminated from the AXS Contributor Program and that their accounts were blocked, effective immediately.
At the time of this article, I’m not 100% certain if every contributor was axed, or if it was writers who were not creating content related to bands on tour.
Here is the email some contributors receive, complete with a little red heart emoji:
Subject: IMPORTANT: AXS Contributor Status
The AXS Contributor Program has been through quite a number of changes throughout the years as we continue to ensure content remains a useful tool in supporting AXS as a ticketing platform.
Our next big change is overhauling our overall production and cutting our active Contributor pool, which unfortunately means removing all of you from our program. We are very sad that we have to say goodbye to so many beloved writers. This was not an easy change for us, but one we had to make.
Pursuant to the ADMG Freelance Writer Agreement, this email is to inform you that you have been terminated from the AXS Contributor Program and your account blocked on our publishing platform. Any payments you have earned or are eligible for pursuant to the ADMG Freelance Writer Agreement you entered into with AXS will be paid in accordance with our usual payment schedule.
We want to sincerely thank you for all your time, dedication and hard work. You will be missed.
We wish you all the luck and happiness in your future endeavors.
Thank you ❤️
KAYLA WHITNEYAXS | Lead Producer, Editorial Content
Back up your content now.
I have no idea what the agreement is between AXS contributors and AXS, however, I would not be at all surprised to see old content deleted. That’s precisely what happened with Examiner when Examiner was redirected to AXS, and ever since people have been trying to recover their Examiner content.
If you’d like to keep a copy of your old content, be sure to visit your contributor page and make a copy!
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Were you cut from the AXS Contributor program? The email is vague but I am pretty sure all contributors were blocked. What were you writing about and where will you be contributing in the future?
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