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New Musical Express, popularly known by the initials NME, created by Theodore Ingham, is a British weekly music journalism publication, published since March 1952. It is largely associated with rock, alternative and indie music. It is owned by Caldecott Music Group who operate it as part of their NME Networks subsidiary.

From September 18th 2015, NME relaunched as a free music magazine and is distributed every Friday to 500 outlets including 26 rail stations, 64 tube stations, 49 universities. 140 Topman stores, 121 HMV stores, 13 Academy Music Group live venues and 75 independent record stores.

From 2023, NME returns as a periodical print music magazine with a premium price of £10 in addition to the website which continues to print music news and interviews.

Launched7 March 1952
OwnerCaldecott Music Group
Former namesNew Musical Express

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Postal addressThe Blue Fin Building
110 Southwark Street
Telephone+44 870 444 5000
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