Two redundancies are being made at CMPi’s Music Week in a reorganisation of the music and entertainment technology business under a single publisher.
One journalist and one member of staff who works on databases are expected to be made redundant in what a spokesman said was a reorganisation of the music and entertainment technology titles to create ‘better synergies’between them.
The spokesman said that circulation of the title, which was redesigned last August, was stable and that subscription renewals were up one per cent.
The redesign of the magazine and website was followed by the departure of editor Martin
Talbot, who left to take up a new post at the Official Charts Company. His deputy Paul Williams replaced him. Publisher Ajax Scott also left the company and was replaced by Joe Hosken – who now also oversees the other music and entertainment technology titles.
Scott’s departure was part of a shake-up of a number of portfolios at CMPi last year which also saw Lindsay Cook, CMPi divisional managing director, leave the company.
As MD for specialist markets, Cook oversaw the entertainment sectors, which included Music Week. These titles were reorganised under new divisions in September last year, effectively making Cook’s position redundant.