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April 17, 2014updated 20 Dec 2016 2:42pm

Classic Rock and Metal Hammer publisher TeamRock announces online expansion plans

Music magazine publisher TeamRock has announced plans for online expansion a year after it was founded.

Former Kerrang editor Paul Brannigan will head up a new digital team as the company seeks to launch a new website in June.

Fraser Lewry, formerly of The Word, and Luke Morton, who used to work at Front magazine, will be the online editors of Classic Rock and Metal Hammer respectively.

An online news team based in TeamRock’s new headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, will support them.

Martin Kielty will be online news editor, while Stef Lach will assume the role of deputy news editor.

Chief executive Billy Anderson said: “In the last year we have launched a new radio station, created 53 new permanent staff roles across London and Glasgow and formed ten new departments within the business.

“At TeamRock we are surrounded by the best talent in the industry from Chris Ingham who has worked across all our titles since 1995 and grown them into the great products they are today.

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“Jerry Ewing who launched Prog, and was part of the team who created Classic Rock to Geoff Barton who founded Kerrang!, as well as the new teams and people now in place.

“It’s been an exciting year, but TeamRock really, has still only just begun.”

The new content teams will oversee the launch of Teamrock.com in June 2014.

The publisher, which also owns TeamRock Radio, bought Classic Rock and Metal Hammer from Future in April last year.

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