NME magazine produces final print edition
Written by Ethan Lowerson-Marshall on 7th March 2018
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.
A truly sad day that such an icon is no more. Thank you for the memories. They're gonna miss you when you're gone. RIP NME. pic.twitter.com/NWUddsg1iV
— KasabianHQ (@KasabianHQ) March 7, 2018
Allen simply tweeted: “RIP NME”, while rock group Slaves posted an image of their first appearance in the iconic magazine.
RIP @NME I still remember the feeling of our band first being mentioned in your hallowed pages. (And have a copy of every time we’ve been in it) Blessed to have been part of that historic magazine. 😢 pic.twitter.com/9oOISRSwDL
— Slaves (@Slaves) March 7, 2018
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.
Very sorry to hear about the @NME issuing its last print edition. Love to all the writers there who’ve helped us over the years, and to all of you that picked up a copy. Blessed to have had you in our corner. pic.twitter.com/EzZ7cvCaYQ
— Libertines (@libertines) March 7, 2018
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.