NME is relaunching its print version after a five-year hiatus

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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 insights, reviews and more.

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

NME’s last print edition of the magazine’s weekly edition first appeared in 1952 and was published in 2018. As an online publication, NME achieved its largest readership to date in Australia, alongside one-off special print editions and a title. The aim of the new issue of the magazine is to entertain, inform and inspire entertainment fanatics and the entire industry.

Each cover of the new issue of the magazine will feature an issue of the coverNME’s existing flagship editorial team, committed to supporting emerging talent and promoting new artists and bands, as part of NME’s commitment to the discovery of new music worldwide.

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

“Today we announce NME’s return to print with an all-new global magazine that offers a comprehensive journey celebrating the best of music, film, television and gaming,” said Meng Ru Kuok, group chief executive officer and founder of NME’s parent company, Caldecott Music Group, which also includes BandLab Technologies and Vista Musical Instruments.

“Building on our commitment to supporting new talent who are shaping the future of music and the industry themselves, we are prouder than ever to feature 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 and give emerging artists the recognition and attention they truly deserve, while creating new synergies and opportunities for talent and fans alike.”

The July/August issue of NME Magazine will be available exclusively worldwide through music retailer Dawsons, along with limited editions available through artists, record stores and select partners. Interested can Sign up for more information and updates for issue drops. The first issue will be available to order online from Dawsons from Wednesday 9th August.