zum started out as a small, photo-copied zine meant to serve as a forum for us (sibling team George and Yvonne) and our high school friends. We grew into an internationally recognized, well-respected indie music-based zine, and then label. We've organized numerous shows in the SF Bay Area (including UC Berkeley noon shows and evenings at the Berkeley YWCA) and shared our love of music on college radio. As we passed our tenth anniversary in September 2000, we rounded a corner ourselves. With zum #12 being our last print issue, we are now online. ZUMonline.com will serve as the new home of all the zum content people have come to expect and hopefully continue as an ever-growing resource and community.