NME is Reigniting Its Print Version After a Five-Year Pause

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NME announces the return of its print magazine after a five-year hiatus, with a new bi-monthly edition featuring the best new artists and bands, industry insight, reviews, and more.

Music and pop culture brand NME is returning to print after a five-year gap with a new global bi-monthly magazine, showcasing the best contemporary artists and bands, industry insight, expert reviews, and new features. 

First launched in 1952, NME’s last printed edition of the weekly version of the magazine was released in 2018, with NME going on to reach its largest-ever readership as an online publication, alongside one-off printed specials and a title in Australia. The new version of the magazine seeks to entertain, inform, and inspire entertainment obsessives and the industry at large.

Each cover of the new incarnation of the magazine will feature an edition of The Cover, NME’s existing flagship editorial property championing emerging talent and elevating new artists and bands as part of NME’s commitment to global new music discovery.

“Print has always been a cornerstone of the NME brand, and we are thrilled to announce the return of an icon,” said NME Networks’ Chief Operating and Commercial Officer, Holly Bishop. “Our new global magazine will curate the very best of NME, championing emerging artists and bands and serving as the definitive voice in pop culture.”

“Today, we announce NME’s return to print with a brand new global magazine, offering an immersive journey celebrating the best in music, film, TV, and gaming,” says Meng Ru Kuok, Group Chief Executive Officer and Founder of NME parent company Caldecott Music Group, which also owns BandLab Technologies and Vista Musical Instruments.

“Building on our commitment to supporting the new talent shaping the future of music and the industry itself, we are prouder than ever to showcase and immortalize emerging artists in our new global edition.

“NME has never reached more people than it does today, and we’re excited to embrace our legacy, giving emerging artists the recognition and exposure they truly deserve while creating new synergies and opportunities for both talent and fans.”

The July/August issue of NME Magazine will have exclusive worldwide availability through music retailer Dawsons, alongside limited issue drops made available through artists, record stores, and select partners. Those interested can register for further information and updates on issue drops. The first issue will be available to order online at Dawsons starting Wednesday, August 9.