Editor-in-chief Keith Girard is leaving Billboard magazine, it was announced today by president and publisher John Kilcullen.

Editor-in-chief Keith Girard is leaving Billboard magazine, it was announced today by president and publisher John Kilcullen.

"We thank Keith for his work for the magazine, and wish him well on his new ventures," says Kilcullen.

Billboard will continue its powerful legacy as the "Bible of the music business" through the veteran editorial team of executive editor Ken Schlager, senior editor Marc Schiffman, and Los Angeles bureau chief Melinda Newman.

The search for the new editor-in-chief is presently under way.