After more than sixty years, the prestigious British magazine NME no longer in print.
The British music magazine NME after 66 years no longer as a printed magazine will appear. That report various British media. The website NME.com will continue to exist and expand. There are even special editions in the press, such as NME Gold.
The first issue of NME, short for New Musical Express, appeared in 1952. In the 60’s and 70’s, when the magazine ” the voice of the punkcultuur, sold the blade yet smooth 300 000 copies, but from the 90’s and went on the run steeply downhill. Since 2015 was the magazine for free distribution in public places, but that stops now.
“Our step to a free publication has the brand NME to be greater than ever to be online,” said Paul Cheal publisher Time Inc. “We persuaded the artists on our cover, which previously were inaccessible. But we were also faced with rising production costs and a difficult advertising market for the printed press. We focus now on the internet for securing the future for this famous brand.’
The decision comes a week after Time Inc. was sold to syndicated investors for $ 130 million.