IPC is to split its music and sport division in two in the wake of
the appointment of former US Maxim editor Mike Soutar (PR Week, 28
April). From July, 20 special interest titles including sports titles
such as Rugby World, Golf Monthly and World Soccer will become part of
the country and leisure media division, headed by publishing director
Yvonne Ramsden. Soutar will be left with eight top-selling titles in the
music and men’s lifestyle areas, including Loaded, NME and Later.