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New Musical Express
Editor Conor McNicholas
Categories Music magazine
Frequency Weekly
Total Circulation
(ABC Jan-Jun 07)
68,151[1]
First issue 1952
Company IPC Media (Time Inc.)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website www.nme.com
ISSN 0028-6362

The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a pop music magazine in the United Kingdom which has been published weekly since March 1952. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart which first appeared in the 14 November 1952 edition. The magazine's commercial heyday was during the 1970s when it became the best-selling British music magazine. During the period 1972 to 1976 it was particularly associated with Gonzo journalism, then became closely associated with punk music through the writing of Tony Parsons and Julie Burchill. NME means: New Musical Express is a magazine in the UK which has been published weekly since March 1952. ... Distinguish from the British music magazine New Musical Express Music Express (abbreviated ME on later covers) was a Canadian music magazine. ... Image File history File links Nme_logo. ... Conor McNicholas is the editor of IPC-run music magazine The New Musical Express, better known as the NME. He boosted sales of the magazine in the early 2000s by supporting the growing British rock scene which included bands such as The Vines and Terris. ... IPC Media the UKs leading consumer magazine publisher, with an unrivalled portfolio of brands, selling over 350 million copies each year. ... Time Inc. ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Hunter S. Thompsons famous Gonzo logo. ... Punk Rock is an anti-establishment music movement that began about 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified by The Ramones,the Misfits, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... muffin is cool ... Julie Burchill (born July 3, 1959 in Frenchay, Bristol) is an English writer, renowned for her invective and often contentious prose. ...

Contents

History

The paper's first issue was published on 7 March 1952 after the Musical Express and Accordion Weekly was bought by London music promoter Maurice Kinn, and relaunched as the New Musical Express. It was initially published in a non-glossy tabloid format on standard newsprint. On 14 November 1952, taking its cue from the U.S. magazine Billboard, it created the first UK Singles Chart. The first of these was, in contrast to more recent charts, a top twelve sourced by the magazine itself from sales in regional stores around the UK. The first number one was "Here In My Heart" by Al Martino. is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Newsprint is low-cost, low-quality, non-archival paper. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Al Martino (born Alfred Cini, October 7, 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an Italian-American singer and actor. ...


1960s

During the 1960s the paper championed the new British groups emerging at the time. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were frequently featured on the front cover. These and other artists also appeared at the NME Poll Winners Concert, an awards event that featured artists voted as most popular by the papers readers. The concert also featured an awards ceremony where the poll winners would collect their awards. The NME Poll Winners Concerts took place between 1963 and 1966. They were filmed, edited and then transmitted on British television a few weeks after they had taken place. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ...


The latter part of the 1960s saw the paper chart the rise of psychedelia and the continued dominance of British groups of the time. It was later in the era that pop music started to be called rock and groups preferred to be called bands. During this time the paper became engaged in a sometimes tense rivalry with its fellow weekly music paper Melody Maker, however NME sales were healthy with the paper selling as many as 200,000 issues per week which made it one of the UK's biggest sellers. Psychedelia in music (or also psychedelic music, less formally) is a term that refers to a broad set of popular music styles, genres and scenes, that may include psychedelic rock, psychedelic folk, psychedelic pop, psychedelic soul, psychedelic ambient, psychedelic trance, psychedelic techno, and others. ... Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ...


1970s

By the early 1970s NME had lost ground to the Melody Maker as its coverage of music had failed to keep pace with the development of rock music, following the advent of prog and psychedelia. In early 1972, with the paper on the verge of closure by its owners IPC (who had bought the paper from Kinn in 1963), Alan Smith was made editor and the paper's coverage changed radically from an uncritical and rather reverential showbiz-oriented paper to something intended to be smarter, hipper, more cynical and funnier than any mainstream British music paper had previously been (an approach influenced mainly by writers such as Tom Wolfe and Lester Bangs). In order to achieve this, Smith raided the underground press for its best writers, such as Charles Shaar Murray and Nick Kent, and recruited other writers such as Tony Tyler and Ian MacDonald. As a result of its incorporation of journalists from outside the music scene, in musicians' jargon it rapidly became known as "The Enemy" for its often scathing reviews. Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. ... IPC may refer to: Indian Penal Code Institute for printed circuits - an Association laying standards for every aspect of PCB design, manufacturing, and testing. ... Tom Wolfe gives a speech at the White House. ... Lester Bangs during an interview Leslie Conway Bangs (December 14, 1948 – April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, author and musician. ... The phrase underground press, especially underground newspapers (or simply underground papers) is, these days, most often used in reference to the alternative print media, independently published and distributed, associated with the countercultural movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Charles Shaar Murray is an English music journalist. ... Nick Kent (born December 24, 1951) is a British rock critic. ... James Edward Anthony Tyler (October, 1943 in Bristol – 28 October 2006 in Hastings, East Sussex) was a British writer who authored several books and wrote for Macworld and MacUser. ... Ian MacCormick (October 3, 1948 – August 20, 2003), who wrote under the pseudonym Ian MacDonald, was a British music critic and author, best known for his detailed history of The Beatles. ...


By the time Smith handed the editor's chair to Nick Logan in mid-1973, the paper was selling nearly 300,000 copies per week and was outstripping its other weekly rivals, Disc, Record Mirror and Sounds. Nick Logan is a British journalist and magazine editor born in Lincoln in 1947. ... Record Mirror was a British weekly music newspaper. ... Sounds was a British music magazine, published weekly from October 10, 1970 – April 6, 1991. ...


1976 saw punk arrive on what some people perceived to be a stagnant music scene and NME, like other "specialist" publications, was slow in reporting and covering this new phenomenon. In an attempt to boost sales, the paper advertised for a pair of "hip young gunslingers" to join their editorial staff. This resulted in the recruitment of Tony Parsons and Julie Burchill. The pair rapidly became champions of the punk scene and created a new tone for the paper. Bands who a few months previously had been criticising the NME were now eager to be included. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... muffin is cool ... Julie Burchill (born July 3, 1959 in Frenchay, Bristol) is an English writer, renowned for her invective and often contentious prose. ...


In 1978 Logan moved on, and his deputy Neil Spencer was made editor. One of his earliest tasks was to oversee a redesign of the paper by Barney Bubbles, which included the logo still used on the paper's masthead today (albeit in a modified form) - this made its first appearance towards the end of 1978. Spencer's time as editor also coincided with the emergence of Post-Punk acts such as Joy Division and Gang of Four. This development was reflected in the writing of Ian Penman and Paul Morley. Danny Baker, who began as an NME writer around this time, had a more straightforward and populist style. Colin Fulcher aka Barney Bubbles (1942 - 1983) was a British graphic designer and video director. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... This article is about the band. ... Gang of Four is an English post-punk group from Leeds. ... Categories: Templates for deletion | Articles which may be biased | People stubs | Music critics ... Paul Morley Paul Morley (born 26 March 1957 in Stockport, Cheshire) is an English journalist, who wrote for the New Musical Express from 1977 to 1983, during one of its most successful and relatively notorious periods, and has since written for a wide range of publications. ... Danny Baker (Christened Danny and born June 22, 1957, Deptford, South London) is an English comedy writer, radio presenter and occasional television presenter. ...


The paper also became more openly political during the time of Punk. Its cover would sometimes feature youth-oriented issues rather than a musical act. The paper took an editorial stance against political parties like the National Front. The election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 saw the paper take a broadly socialist stance for much of the following decade. The British National Front (most commonly called the National Front) is a British far right political party whose major political activities were during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and only woman to hold either post. ... Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ...


1980s

In 1981 the NME released the influential C81 cassette tape in conjunction with Rough Trade Records, available to readers by sending in a coupon from the magazine. The tape featured a number of then up-and-coming bands, including Aztec Camera, Orange Juice, Linx and Scritti Politti, as well as a number of more established artists such as Robert Wyatt, Pere Ubu, Buzzcocks and Ian Dury. A second tape, C86, was released in 1986. The NME C81 Cassette Sleeve C81 was a cassette given away with the British magazine New Musical Express in 1981 (hence (C)assette 81) and released in conjunction with the record label Rough Trade. ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... Aztec Camera was a Scottish New Wave music band from Glasgow. ... For other uses, see Orange juice (disambiguation). ... Linx were a British soul/funk duo consisting of David Grant and Peter Martin. ... Scritti Politti are a Welsh musical band. ... Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, in Bristol) is an English musician, and a former member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine. ... Pere Ubu are a rock music group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. ... For the panel game, see Never Mind the Buzzcocks. ... Ian Dury, in a look combining Gene Vincent with a Cockney pearly king. ... C86 is the name of a celebrated cassette compilation released by the British music magazine New Musical Express (NME) in 1986, featuring new bands licenced from independent labels of the time. ...


The NME responded to the Thatcher era by espousing Socialism through movements such as Red Wedge. A week before the 1987 election the paper featured an interview with the leader of the Labour Party, Neil Kinnock, who appeared on the paper's cover. Margaret Thatcher Thatcherism is the system of political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. ... Socialism is a broad array of ideologies and political movements with the goal of a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community for the purposes of increasing social and economic equality and cooperation. ... Red Wedge was a collective of UK musical artists who attempted to inform younger voters of the Labour Partys policies during the period leading up to the 1987 General Election. ... Margaret Thatcher David Steel Election 1987 Titles The United Kingdom general election of 1987 was held on 11 June 1987 and was the third consecutive victory for the Conservative Party under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, PC (born 28 March 1942) is a British politician. ...


Writers at this time included Mat Snow, Barney Hoskyns, Steven Wells, David Quantick and Neil Spencer. Barney Hoskyns is a British music critic and editor of Rocks Backpages. ...


However sales were dropping, and by 1985 NME had hit a rough patch and was in danger of closing. During this period (now under the editorship of Ian Pye, who replaced Spencer in 1985), they were split between those who wanted to write about hip hop, a genre that was relatively new to the UK, and those who wanted to stick to rock music. Sales were apparently lower when photos of hip hop artists appeared on the front and this led to the paper suffering as the lack of direction became even more apparent to readers. Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ...


The NME was rudderless at this time with staff pulling simultaneously in a number of directions. It was hemorrhaging readers who were deserting NME in favour of Nick Logan's two creations The Face and Smash Hits. This was brought to a head when the paper was about to publish a poster of the cover of the Dead Kennedys' album Frankenchrist. The cover was a painting by H.R. Giger called Penis Landscape, then a subject of an obscenity lawsuit in the US. Three senior editorial staff were sacked, including Pye, and Media Editor, Stuart Cosgrove. Alan Lewis was brought in to rescue the paper mirroring Alan Smith's revival a decade and a half before. Nick Logan is a British journalist and magazine editor born in Lincoln in 1947. ... For other uses, see The Face (disambiguation). ... The cover of a May 1981 edition of Smash Hits magazine Smash Hits was a pop music based magazine, aimed at children and young teenagers, and originally published in the United Kingdom. ... The Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk band from San Francisco, California. ... Frankenchrist was the third album released by the Dead Kennedys in 1985 on Alternative Tentacles. ... Birth machine Hans Ruedi Giger (pronounced: GEE-ger) (born at Chur, Grisons canton, February 5, 1940) is a Swiss painter best known for his design work on the film Alien. ... The Frankenchrist poster Penis Landscape, or Work 219: Landscape XX is a painting by H. R. Giger ,also known as Matt Rich. ... Stuart Cosgrove is a Scottish journalist and broadcaster. ...


This proved to be a success and the paper brought in new writers such as Danny Kelly, Andrew Collins, Stuart Maconie and Steven Wells to turn the paper round and give it a sense of direction, although Mark Sinker left in 1988 after the paper refused to publish a negative review he wrote of U2's Rattle and Hum. Initially many of the bands on the C86 tape were championed as well as the rise of Goth rock bands but new bands such as Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses were coming out of Manchester. The late eighties and early nineties had a generally weak rock scene in the UK and the paper was forced into giving a high profile to long forgotten bands like Kingmaker and the Railway Children. One bright but short-lived scene over these years was the Acid House scene which spawned a new Manchester scene (dubbed Madchester by the paper) which helped give the paper a new lease of life again. Danny Kelly is a BBC sports presenter and internet publisher. ... Andrew Collins may refer to: Andrew Collins, a U.S. research analyst Andrew Collins, UK writer and broadcaster Andrew Collins, a writer on the occult Andrew Andy Collins, a developer and writer for Dungeons and Dragons products. ... Stuart Maconie (b. ... Steven Wells is a journalist and author. ... Mark Sinker (born 7 June 1960) is a British writer (educated at Shrewsbury School and New College, Oxford). ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Rattle and Hum refers to both a motion picture about the band U2 and its companion album, documenting the bands 1987 Joshua Tree Tour of the United States and its exploration into American music. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For the 1994 novel by Irvine Welsh, see The Acid House. ... An NME Originals issue covering the Madchester movement. ...


1990s

Blur vs. Oasis issue 12 August 1995.
Blur vs. Oasis issue 12 August 1995.

The start of 1990 saw the paper in the thick of the Madchester scene, and covering the new British indie bands and shoegazers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze or shoegazer; practitioners referred to as shoegazers) is a genre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. ...


By the end of 1990, the Madchester scene was dying off, acid house was suffering from being the subject of a vigorous campaign to outlaw it by the John Major government, and NME had started to report on new bands coming from the US, mainly from Seattle. These bands would form a new movement called Grunge and by far the most popular bands were Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The NME took to Grunge very slowly, unlike Melody Maker whose journalist Everett True had been following grunge from very early on. NME only became interested in grunge after Nevermind became popular. Although it still supported new British bands, the paper was dominated by American bands, as was the music scene in general. For other persons named John Major, see John Major (disambiguation). ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ... Everett True (born Jerry Thackray in 1960 or 1961) is a British music journalist, who grew up in Chelmsford, Essex. ... For other uses, see Nevermind (disambiguation). ...


Although the period from 1991 to 1993 was dominated by American bands like Nirvana, this did not mean that British bands were being ignored. The NME still covered the Indie scene and was involved with a war of words with a new band called Manic Street Preachers who were criticising the NME for what they saw as an elitist view of bands they would champion. This came to a head in 1991 when during an interview with Steve Lamacq, Richey Edwards would confirm the band's position by carving "4real" into his arm with a razor blade. Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as The Manics) are a Welsh rock band often associated with the Britpop scene, who gained mainstream popularity in the UK in the late 1990s. ... Steve Lamacq (born 16 October 1965), sometimes known by his nicknames Lammo (given to him by John Peel) or The Cat (due to his ability as a goalkeeper), is an English disc jockey, currently working with the BBC radio stations Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and now BBC Radio 2... Richey James Edwards (born Richard James Edwards, 22 December 1967) was the co-lyricist and guitarist of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ...


By 1992, the Madchester scene had died and along with The Manics, some new British bands were beginning to appear. Suede were quickly hailed by the paper as an alternative to the heavy Grunge sound and hailed as the start of a new British music scene. Grunge however was still the dominant force, but the rise of new British bands would become something the paper would focus more and more upon. Suede (or The London Suede in the U.S.) were a popular and influential English rock band of the 1990s that helped start the Britpop musical movement of the decade. ...


1992 also saw the NME have a very public dispute with its former hero Morrissey due to allegations of him using racist lyrics and imagery. This erupted after a concert at Finsbury Park where Morrissey was seen to drape himself in a Union Flag. The article which followed in the next edition of NME[1]soured Morrissey's relationship with the paper and this led to Morrissey not speaking to the paper again for over a decade. When Morrissey did eventually speak to the NME in 2003 he made it clear that he was content with speaking to the paper again as the three writers concerned had long since left. For other uses, see Morrissey (disambiguation). ... This is an article about the park called Finsbury Park. ... Union Jack redirects here. ...


Later in 1992, Steve Sutherland, previously assistant editor of Melody Maker, was brought in as the NME's editor to replace Danny Kelly. Andrew Collins, Stuart Maconie, Steve Lamacq and Mary Anne Hobbs all left the NME in protest, and moved to Select; Collins, Maconie and Lamacq would all also write for Q, while Lamacq would eventually join Melody Maker in 1997. Kelly, Collins, Maconie, Lamacq and Hobbs would all subsequently become prominent broadcasters with BBC Radio 1. Steve Sutherland is a radio DJ for North East and Yorkshire station Galaxy FM. He is known for his hip hop style. ... Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ... Danny Kelly is a BBC sports presenter and internet publisher. ... Andrew Collins Andrew John Collins (born March 4, 1965, Northampton, United Kingdom) is a British journalist, scriptwriter and broadcaster. ... Stuart Maconie (b. ... Steve Lamacq (born 16 October 1965), sometimes known by his nicknames Lammo (given to him by John Peel) or The Cat (due to his ability as a goalkeeper), is an English disc jockey, currently working with the BBC radio stations Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and now BBC Radio 2... Mary Anne Hobbs (born May 15) is a British DJ and music journalist from Garstang, Lancashire. ... A UK music magazine of the 90s, Select is particularly famous for its involvement in Britpop. ... Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ...


In April 1994 Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was found dead, a story which affected not only his fans and readers of the NME, but would see a massive change in British music. Grunge was about to be replaced by Britpop [2], a new form of music influenced by British music of the 1960s and British culture. The phrase was coined by NME after the band Blur released their album Parklife in the same month of Cobain's death. Britpop began to fill the musical and cultural void left after Cobain's death, and Blur's success, along with the rise of a new group from Manchester called Oasis saw Britpop explode for the rest of 1994. By the end of the year Blur and Oasis were the two biggest bands in the UK and sales of the NME were increasing thanks to the Britpop effect. 1995 saw the NME cover many of these new bands and saw many of these bands play the NME Stage at that years Glastonbury Festival where the paper had been sponsoring the second stage at the festival since 1993. This would be their last year sponsoring the stage, subsequently the stage would be known as the 'Other Stage'. Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Britpop was a mid-1990s British alternative rock genre and movement. ... Blur are an English rock band formed in Colchester in 1989. ... Parklife is a critically acclaimed Britpop album by the band Blur, released on April 25, 1994. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991, led by lead guitarist and primary songwriter Noel Gallagher and his younger brother, lead vocalist and songwriter Liam Gallagher. ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ...


August 1995 saw Blur and Oasis plan to release singles on the same day in a mass of media publicity. Steve Sutherland leapt on this and stuck the story on the front page of the paper. This saw Sutherland come in for criticism for playing up the duel between the bands. Blur won the 'race' for the top of the charts, and the resulting fallout from the publicity led to the paper peaking in sales during the 1990s as Britpop became the dominant musical genre. After this peak the paper saw a slow decline as Britpop burned itself fairly rapidly out over the next few years. This left the paper directionless again, and attempts to embrace the rise of DJ culture in the late 1990s only led to the paper being criticised for not supporting rock or indie music. DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ...


Sutherland did attempt to cover newer bands but one cover feature on Godspeed You! Black Emperor in 1999 saw the paper dip to a sales low, and Sutherland later stated in his weekly editorial that he regretted putting them on the cover. For many this was seen as an affront to the principles of the paper and sales reached a low point at the turn of the millennium. Godspeed You! Black Emperor (formerly punctuated Godspeed You Black Emperor!) is an avant-garde Canadian post-rock band based in Montreal, Quebec. ...


2000s

Cover featuring Pete Doherty for the week of 26 July 2006.
Cover featuring Pete Doherty for the week of 26 July 2006.

In 2000 Steve Sutherland left to become Brand Director of the NME, replaced as editor by 26 year-old Melody Maker writer Ben Knowles. The same year saw the closure of the Melody Maker (which merged with the NME) and many speculated the NME would be next as the weekly music magazine market was shrinking. The monthly magazine Select that had thrived especially during Britpop was closed down within a week of Melody Maker. "NME" reasserted its position as an influence in new music, helping to break bands including The Strokes, The Libertines and The White Stripes alongside less successful bands such as The Von Bondies and The Cooper Temple Clause; this the paper heralded as "The New Rock Revoloution". Image File history File linksMetadata 84_nmecoverpetedoherty_L250706. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 84_nmecoverpetedoherty_L250706. ... Peter Doherty (born March 12, 1979) is an English musician, artist and poet. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ... Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ... A UK music magazine of the 90s, Select is particularly famous for its involvement in Britpop. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... The Libertines were an English rock band that gained notoriety[1] in the early 2000s, part of what was described as the garage rock revival movement of that time. ... This article is about the American duo. ... The Von Bondies are an indie rock/garage rock band from Detroit, Michigan. ... The Cooper Temple Clause was a five-piece post-hardcore band originating from Wokingham, Berkshire, England. ...


In 2002 the NME was bolstered when Conor McNicholas was appointed as editor. With a new wave of photographers including Dean Chalkley, Andrew Kendall, James Looker & Pieter Van Hattem and a high turnover of eager young writers, the paper slowly began to increase in sales. It focused on new British bands such as Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser Chiefs who emerged as "indie music" continued to grow in commercial success. This Commercial success has led to bands such as the Arctic Monkeys being both successful in the extreme and championed by the NME; a phenomenon not seen since Britpop. The paper is now no longer printed on newsprint but has full, glossy, colour covers and has developed into more of a magazine format closer to the teen-pop weeklys it is now closer to. In December 2005 accusations were made that the NME end of year poll had been edited for commercial and political reasons.[3] These criticisms were rebutted by McNicholas, who claimed that webzine Londonist.com had got hold of an early draft of the poll. Conor McNicholas is the editor of IPC-run music magazine The New Musical Express, better known as the NME. He boosted sales of the magazine in the early 2000s by supporting the growing British rock scene which included bands such as The Vines and Terris. ... Franz Ferdinand are an award winning rock band, from Glasgow, Scotland. ... This article is about the band. ... Arctic Monkeys are a Mercury Prize winning English indie rock band from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. ...


In 2006 NME won the CocaCola best magazine this century award. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ...


The publication and Conor McNicholas are currently being sued by Morrissey for defamation. Following a recent interview, the NME quoted him on the cover as saying "The Gates of England are flooded. The country’s been thrown away." Morrissey claims his words were taken out of context to make him seem "racist" and "inflammatory".[4] For other uses, see Morrissey (disambiguation). ...


NME.COM

In 1996 under the stewardship of NME editor Steve Sutherland and then NME publisher Robert Tame, the NME started its website. Its first editor was Brendan Fitzgerald. Later Anthony Thornton redesigned the site, focusing on music news. The website was awarded Online Magazine Of The Year in 1999 and 2001 and Anthony Thornton was announced as Website Editor Of The Year on three occasions. Anthony Mark Thornton (born March 27, 1967 in Wanganui) is a former field hockey player from New Zealand, who finished in eighth position with the Mens National Team, nicknamed Black Sticks, at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. ...


In 2004, Ben Perreau joined NME.COM as the website's third editor. He relaunched and redeveloped the title in September 2005 and the focus was migrated towards video, audio and the wider music community. It was awarded 'Best Music Website' at the Record Of The Day awards in October 2005. In 2006 NME.COM celebrated with a party at London's KOKO featuring Leicester band Kasabian and was subsequently awarded the BT Digital Music Award for Best Music Magazine and the first 'Chairman's Award' from the Association of Online Publisher's awarded by the Chairman, Simon Waldman. For other uses, see Kasabian (disambiguation). ...


IN 2007 NME.COM was launched in the USA with additional staff and plans to launch its Breaking Bands contest and the NME Awards across the Atlantic. The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ...


The site now provides news, reviews, gig listings and videos as well as featuring downloads, merchandising and message boards.


The Website over the last year has shifted it focus more towards tabloid gossip alongside it's traditional music news. With regular news articles entitled "Daily Ligger" and "Tabloid Hell."


In 2007 NME.com had a free download from the verve, and it was the first songs the verve released since they got back together.


NME Covers

See also: List of NME Covers List of NME covers. ...


NME Awards

Main article: NME Awards

NME Awards is an awards show held every year to celebrate the greatest new music over the past year. The nominations and eventual winners are voted for by the readers of the magazine. The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ...


NME Tours

Logo of the 2006 NME Awards Tour.
Logo of the 2006 NME Awards Tour.
Main article: NME Tours

NME sponsors a tour of the United Kingdom by various up-and-coming bands every year, soon before the NME Awards themselves. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The NME Tours derive from British music industry publication New Musical Express. ...


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NME TV

NME TV is a British music television channel owned and operated by Chart Show Channels. The channel replaced Minx on November 22, 2007. NME TV kicked off at 6.00am that day with "Up the Bracket" by the Libertines. Chart Show Channels (now re-registered as CSC Media Group Limited from March 2007[1]) are a UK-based satellite television channel provider, named after the defunct The Chart Show. ... NME TV is a British music television channel owned and operated by Chart Show Channels. ... The Libertines was a critically acclaimed British rock and roll band noted for their chaotic live outings and uniquely English take on punk rock. ...


References

  1. ^ NME Circulation figures. ABC.org. Retrieved on 17 November 2007.
  • Paul Gorman. In Their Own Write: Adventures in the Music Press (Sanctuary, 2001;ISBN 1-86074-341-2)

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