Andy McDuff, the managing director of IPC Music & Sport, has
resigned without a job to go to.
IPC Music & Sport, which includes key magazines such as Loaded, NME and
Melody Maker, recorded a poor set of ABC results for the six months
ending in December 1999. Loaded, which recently lost its editor Tim
Southwell and publisher Adrian Pettett to the internet broadcasting
network Switch2, suffered a circulation decline of just under 19 per
cent year on year.
IPC issued a statement in which McDuff was quoted as saying: ’These are
exciting times in the media world and I feel that now is an appropriate
time to make the break.’
Sly Bailey, IPC’s chief executive, added: ’Andy has launched many
successful brands at IPC including Loaded, Muzik and Uncut.’