NME magazine produces final print edition

7 March 2018 Entertainment Featured Music

Long running music magazine, NME, have announced that this weeks edition will be their last weekly print edition.

Indie rockers Kasabian are among stars from the music world to call it “a sad day” with many tweeting RIP NME.

The Time Inc magazine will release its final print edition on Friday, citing rising production costs and a “tough” advertising market.

Lily Allen, Slaves and The Libertines joined Kasabian and a host of stars from across the world of music in paying tribute to the magazine, which, launched in 1952.

Allen simply tweeted: “RIP NME”, while rock group Slaves posted an image of their first appearance in the iconic magazine.

Broadcaster and journalist Danny Baker, who landed his first job at the magazine, wrote: “The NME never once asked me where I studied. Or what certificates I had. Or where I saw myself in five years.

“They just sent you to see some band and asked for 400 words on them. If they liked it they’d give you an album to review. Next thing you know you’re in New York.”

The Libertines shared their tribute to the magazine alongside an image collage of their appearances on the front page.

The development comes at a tumultuous time in the magazine world, with Glamour announcing it would be printing a paper magazine only twice a year, and with its online site focusing on beauty.

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