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Sponsored by Topman I bet
or some youthful grooming products
on Bravo or something.
it was dead ropey.
when i first saw The Mars Volta, cedric was setting up some stuff on stage and saying, in a ropey english accent, "YOURE LIVE ON NME TV"
CSC Media Group, formerly Chart Show Channels, runs 15 TV channels including Tiny Pop, Pop and Pop Girl, Chart Show TV, Scuzz Rock and two True Movie channels.
this would explain why the NME chart is now the MTV2 chart.
explicitly that if you are over 24 you shouldn't read the NME (not that I have for a good few years).
Surely this wasn't always the case, I remember my Dad sometimes used to buy it around 1998-2000 when it was a paper as opposed to Sugar with Doherty on the front cover.
This kind of attitude really pisses me off, I'm 28, so what the fuck else would I read if I didn't have DiS?!
NME publishing director, Paul Cheal, said "Increasingly our mantra at NME is that our audience of 15- to 24-year-olds are incredibly promiscuous when it comes to media consumption so as a media owner you need to have an offering on every platform."
are the ones that buy it, and as a result NME would want to appeal to them rather than the occasional buyer?
Having cunts involved that say crap like that explains a lot of what's wrong with the NME.
then a 34 year old (such as, say, me) isn't going to find it patronising or unreadable. Anyone who thinks that the NME in its current form isn't patronising to people with brains clearly hasn't seen it in a while. I picked it up last week (for the Bloc Party CD) and things haven't improved. Actually, I lie. It's SLIGHTLY less bad than the last time I saw it (a few months back) but still dreadful. And Conor's stupid face now stares out at you on the contents page every issue. Nice. A reminder of exactly who brought things to the current state.