Campbell, Pemberton take roles at magazine.
The McEvoy Group LLC today announced the acquisition of Spin, the music magazine founded by Bob Guccione, Jr. in 1985, from Vibe/Spin Ventures LLC. The new company will be named Spin Media LLC.
Spin Media CEO Nion McEvoy has appointed Tom Hartle as Spin's president, Malcolm Campbell is now publisher and Andy Pemberton is editor-in-chief.
Campbell has previously served as Spin's publisher, while Pemberton served as editor-in-chief of the British Magazine Q. In 2000 they were recruited by Dennis Publications to found Blender.
"This is an extremely exciting opportunity," said Campbell. "Spin speaks to a huge audience of new music enthusiasts, and we see an enormous potential to build the brand, move it into other media and forge new strategic partnerships."
"This is a thrilling opportunity to build on a powerful magazine brand," said Pemberton in a statement.