The shift creates a new group that will function with its own identity, brand name and leadership.
Under the new structure, the brands within NME Networks will operate with a common purpose to create and curate content that entertains, inspires and informs the world of music, says the company.
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, running the UK operation and leading the commercial efforts globally over the last 2.5 years.
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. He previously was Editor of Time Out Singapore and a content editor for brands such as Samsung, Discovery Networks and American Express.
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. I am delighted to step into my new role and drive growth for our brands, our partners and our people.”
Iliyas Ong, Editorial Director of NME Networks says: “Music courses through everything we do, and bringing together our world-class media brands under a common banner will only strengthen our position as a global leader in music and entertainment media.
“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.
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