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Bandlab Unites Media Titles, Forms NME Networks

Bandlab Technologies Launched NME Networks. Music Press Asia

Four music brands – NME, Uncut, Guitar.com and MusicTech – is now under the new umbrella media group NME Networks.

BandLab Technologies has recently announced the strategic formation of NME Networks – a brand new media proposition to unite its media titles, NME, Uncut, Guitar.com, and MusicTech.

The move to create this new group will work with its own identity, brand name, and leadership. Operating with a common purpose to make informative, entertaining, and inspiring content from the music world. And continuing their efforts in areas of the pop culture sphere, including film and tv, gaming, tech, and lifestyle.

According to its press release, NME Networks said that Guitar.com has seen a rise in users, and this growth alone ‘directly translates into opportunity for brand partners to take advantage of the combined value of context and global scalability across a portfolio of entirely owned and operated brands.’

As for NME, a media company since 1952, has been the music and pop culture powerhouse of Europe. Its original content and curation continue to inspire music fans today. And has recently launched editions for Australia and Asia.

Joining the brand is also the newly relaunched and rebranded MusicTech. Its perspectives on how technology is changing and interacting with sound and music and how the audio universe intersects with industries in gaming, sport, culture, design, art, and business, continue to be an exciting area in our era.

The move to form NME Networks sees Holly Bishop step into the role of Chief Operating & Commercial Officer of NME Networks, having worked with NME since 2013.

Iliyas Ong will be taking on the new role of Editorial Director across NME Networks, having been responsible for launching the media division and leading global content strategy at BandLab Technologies for the past four years.

Holly Bishop, Chief Operating & Commercial Officer of NME Networks says: “The launch of NME Networks is a huge step forward in the evolution of our media proposition. The creation of a unified identity connected to the world’s most famous music media brand; NME, enables us to realise the synergies between our brands and turn our collective audiences on to a deeper world of pop culture.”

Iliyas Ong, Editorial Director of NME Networks says: “Music courses through everything we do, and bringing together our world-class media brands […] I’m thrilled to be able to have a hand in leading the next stage of our evolution, driving growth in new territories, developing our talent, and engaging with the most important part of the puzzle: the fans. This is just the beginning.”

NME Networks has operations in the UK, USA, Singapore, and Australia, and is currently hiring for a number of editorial roles to support its new structure and aggressive growth plans.

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