NME To End Print Edition

The British music magazine will print its final edition this Friday, it has been announced.

New Musical Express (NME) had been in print for 65 years. But the print edition is "no longer financially viable", says Time Inc's UK group managing director Paul Cheal said.

It will now be an online publication only, and will print one-off special editions of NME from time to time.

Paul Cheal added: "NME is one of the most iconic brands in British media and our move to free print has helped to propel the brand to its biggest ever audience on NME.com.

"The print re-invention has helped us to attract a range of cover stars that the previous paid-for magazine could only have dreamed of.

"At the same time, we have also faced increasing production costs and a very tough print advertising market. Unfortunately we have now reached a point where the free weekly magazine is no longer financially viable.

"It is in the digital space where effort and investment will focus to secure a strong future for this famous brand."


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