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New editor at The Wire

By | Published on Wednesday 21 October 2015

The Wire

Eclectic music magazine The Wire, the independently-owned title that continues to put the spotlight on alternative, underground and non-mainstream music, has a new editor in the form of Derek Walmsley.

As part of a number of editorial changes at the publication, Joseph Stannard and Emily Bick both become Deputy Editors, the former with a focus on new music releases, and the latter on events and books. Former editor Chris Bohn, meanwhile, becomes Editor In Chief.

Confirming his new role, Walmsley told CMU: “The Wire has been one of the most exciting and radical music magazines in the world since the early 1980s. Our brand new editorial team comprises veteran Wire contributor and promoter of the Outer Church club night Joseph Stannard, and Emily Bick, a music writer, web and technology specialist, and sometime media and cultural studies lecturer. They’ll all be working closely with our existing online team Daisy Hyde and Sophia Ignatidou to bring our print magazine and website harmoniously together for the future”.

He goes on: “Our new team brings together a wealth of eclectic music expertise and the kind of under-the-radar knowledge The Wire is internationally reputed for, as well as a fresh burst of energy. And former editors Chris Bohn and Tony Herrington are still part of the team as Editor In Chief and Publisher respectively, reflecting The Wire’s distinguished history in UK music media”.