NME has announced it is making a much-anticipated return to print with the launch of a new global bi-monthly magazine this summer.
The brand will build on its legacy as a one of the most respected voices in music with an offering that showcases the best new artists and bands, alongside exclusive new franchises, features, industry insight and expert reviews of the latest music, TV, film and gaming releases.
First launched in 1952, the music bible’s last weekly print edition appeared in 2018 – with NME going on to reach its largest ever readership as a global online publication, alongside one-off printed specials and a title in Australia.
According to the brand, the new incarnation of the magazine will “entertain, inform and inspire entertainment obsessives and the wider industry by harnessing NME’s phenomenal, world-class journalism to galvanise the brand’s status as the world’s leading music and pop culture destination”.
Each issue will be fronted by an edition of The Cover: NME’s flagship editorial property that champions emerging talent.
“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 & Commercial Officer of NME Networks 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.”