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NME Magazine

Post by 1964white » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:13 pm

NME will no longer be available as a weekly magazine, its publisher has announced

The final edition will be released on Friday after 66 years as one of the UK's most iconic music publications.

Its publisher Time Inc UK said the decision to stop its print edition is due to rising production costs and a "tough" advertising market.

Instead, it will be "focusing investment on further expanding NME's digital audience".

The magazine launched in 1952 and has featured global superstars on the front including David Bowie, Oasis, Dua Lipa, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith.

Its website launched in 1997 and the magazine went free in September 2015.

Musicians and fans have been reacting to the news on social media.

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Post by 1964white » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:21 pm

Use to love the newspaper format

Regularly bought NME during the 60'/70's
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Post by Gandalf » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:32 pm

Melody Maker for me, with the Chris Welch articles a highlight.
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Post by rab_rant » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:53 pm

Charles Shaar Murray and the NME.
I always thought he was very insightful
The thinking man's critic.
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Post by gessa » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:01 pm

I was a Sounds man

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Post by whiteswan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:12 pm

NME and Melody Maker always present in our 'English' classroom. I only bought it if Marc Bolan was in it so I could cut out the article for my scrapbook....

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Post by Norm » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:24 pm

Loved it - mandatory reading from 1962-1966 but, somehow, lost its importance to me after The Beatles split up.

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Post by 1964white » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:30 pm

Gandalf wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:32 pm
Melody Maker for me, with the Chris Welch articles a highlight.
Use to read MM too :)

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Post by Ratscoot » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:45 pm

Met a mate in the Black Sheep, York today he was gutted, as he’d read it throughout the late 80s and even appeared in it during the 90s

I read all of them including Sounds depending if they had articles on the bands I followed
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Re: NME Magazine

Post by Haighy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:00 pm

Sad day.. used to buy it every week.
It's where all the information about gigs, new albums etc came from, no websites and all that shite back then !!
Aahh the good old days.

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Post by faaip » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:16 pm

Sounds for me too
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Re: NME Magazine

Post by Norm » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:25 pm

Haighy wrote:
Sad day.. used to buy it every week.
It's where all the information about gigs, new albums etc came from, no websites and all that shite back then !!
Aahh the good old days.
...and you went to record shops to listen to the latest stuff.
I used to go to the one near the Regal in Wakefield - all exciting and new.

Exemplified by the first few episodes of the TV series 'A kind of Loving'.

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Post by gessa » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:55 pm

Norm wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:25 pm
...and you went to record shops to listen to the latest stuff.
I used to go to the one near the Regal in Wakefield - all exciting and new.

Exemplified by the first few episodes of the TV series 'A kind of Loving'.

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Post by beer belly bert » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:38 pm

one to buy and put away I think
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Re: NME Magazine

Post by 1964white » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:28 pm

Norm wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:25 pm
...and you went to record shops to listen to the latest stuff.
I used to go to the one near the Regal in Wakefield - all exciting and new.

Exemplified by the first few episodes of the TV series 'A kind of Loving'.
Remember Norm when we used to queue up to buy an album on the first day of it's release on a Monday morning :guitar: those were the days

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