Yesterday the sad news started circulating about Team Rock’s entering into Administration and this is the United Kingdom’s equivalent of our own US Bankrupcy. When the websurfer opened the main site they would see this notice:
ADMINISTRATORS APPOINTED – TEAM ROCK LIMITED – 19 DECEMBER 2016: Thomas Campbell MacLennan, Alexander Iain Fraser and Jason Daniel Baker of FRP Advisory LLP were appointed as Joint Administrators of Team Rock Limited (“the Company”) on 19 December 2016. The affairs, business and property of the Company are being managed by the Joint Administrators, who act as agents of the Company and without personal liability. The Company is being managed on a care and maintenance basis only whilst a buyer for the assets is sought. Accordingly, the TeamRock website will be unavailable for the foreseeable future. The administrators are assessing the position regarding publication of magazines. If you are a subscriber to the Company’s publications the administrators can be contacted via email at email@example.com
As a result of the announcement yesterday, some 73 members of the office staff were made “redundant” which is a corporate way of saying “ciao, ciao we don’t need you anymore” and all four of their monthly magazines ended publication. I am referring to Metal Hammer, Prog, The Blues Magazine and Classic Rock Magazine and while Metal Hammer has been around for decades they were only published by Team Rock over the last four years. It sure does suck since these monthlies spoke to such a wide scope of music. Clicking the logos below will bring you to the Official Facebook Page of each of these magazines since I am not sure how long the real domains will be kept online while this looming dissolution continues. I guess you can find out more information on these pages.