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New Musical Express is a British music journalism magazine published since 1952. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, in the edition of 14 November 1952. In the 1970s it became the best-selling British music newspaper. During the period 1972 to 1976, it was particularly associated with gonzo journalism, then became closely associated with punk rock through the writings of Julie Burchill, Paul Morley and Tony Parsons. It started as a music newspaper, and gradually moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s and 1990s, changing from newsprint in 1998.

New Musical Express
NME logo free.svg
Logo of NME since April 2010
Editor Mike Williams (June 2012 – present)
Former editors
  • Krissi Murison (Editor: 2009 – 2012)
  • Conor McNicholas (Editor: 2003 - 2009)
  • Ben Knowles (Editor: 2002 - 2003)
  • Steve Sutherland (Editor: 1992 - 2003)
Categories Music magazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 308,606 (ABC Jan – Jun 2016)
Founder Theodore Ingham
Year founded 1952
Company Time Inc. UK
Country United Kingdom
Based in Southwark, London, England
Language English
Website NME.com
ISSN 0028-6362

New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism magazine published since 1952. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, in the edition of 14 November 1952. In the 1970s it became the best-selling British music newspaper. During the period 1972 to 1976, it was particularly associated with gonzo journalism, then became closely associated with punk rock through the writings of Julie Burchill, Paul Morley and Tony Parsons. It started as a music newspaper, and gradually moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s and 1990s, changing from newsprint in 1998.

An online version of NME, NME.com, was launched in 1996. It became the world's biggest standalone music site, with over seven million users per month. With newsstand sales falling across the UK magazine sector, the magazine's paid circulation in the first half of 2014 was 15,830. In 2013, the list of NME's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and the way it was conceived was criticized by the media.

NME magazine was relaunched in September 2015 as a nationally-distributed free publication. The first circulation figures published in February 2016 of 307, 217 copies per week were the highest in the brand's history, beating the previous best of 306,881, recorded in 1964 at the height of the Beatles' fame.

NME's headquarters are in Southwark, London, England. The brand's editor-in-chief is Mike Williams, who replaced Krissi Murison in 2012.