New Musical Express'' (NME'') is a British music journalism magazine published since 1949. It is largely associated with rock, alternative and indie music. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, in the edition of 14 November 1952. In the 1970s it became the best-selling British music newspaper. During the period 1972 to 1976, it was particularly associated with gonzo journalism, then became closely associated with punk rock through the writings of Julie Burchill, Paul Morley and Tony Parsons. It started as a music newspaper, and gradually moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s and 1990s, changing from newsprint in 1998.
An online version of NME, NME.com, was launched in 1996. It became the world's biggest standalone music site, with over seven million users per month. The magazine's paid circulation in the first half of 2014 was 15,830, and - as with most magazines in the UK and abroad - has been in long-term decline. Due to continuing poor sales, the magazine became a free publication in September 2015. Despite it being free, subscriptions are available for the UK and abroad. The subscription fee covers postage and processing. As the publication is no longer available on newsstands abroad, issues featuring popular artists on the cover (e.g. David Bowie, Prince) often sell for over 30 Euros on eBay.
NME's headquarters are in Southwark, London, England. The brand's editor is Mike Williams, who replaced Krissi Murison in 2012. NME.com's editor is Greg Cochrane – previously, the post was held by Luke Lewis, who replaced David Moynihan in March 2011. In 2013, the list of NME's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and the way it was conceived were criticised by the media.
NME, or New Musical Express, is a popular music magazine in the UK.
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