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Dismantling London's Billboard

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Billboard is closing down its London office once and for all.

Among those departing the company in the London office are, International Bureau Chief, Mark Sutherland, and Deputy Global Editor, Tom Ferguson.

Billboard editor Craig Marks in New York is also leaving after his short stint since January 2010. Marks reported to Bill Werde and oversaw the editorial operations of the print magazine, the industry-focused Web site and the company's digital newsletters.

Marks was the founding editor of Blender, and served as editor-in-chief of the magazine until 2008. In 2009, Marks was named editor-in-chief, music, for He has worked as executive editor of Spin magazine, and as editor of CMJ. He has been a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and his writing has been published in GQ, Details and the New York Times. Marks also co-managed the independent label Homestead Records.

e5 Global Media has owned Billboard since the Nielsen Co. sold the journal in December of 2009.