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Well, shuts its digital radio service and goes online only, but that's as good as.
One of the few stations actually worth listening to...
It's the only weekly music paper left
Kerrang! is weekly and massively outsells NME.
Kerrang is a terrible waste of space as is the genre of Heavy Metal in general. Not that the NME is much better in this day and age.
At least a week since we had a good old NME bash. Good on you sir
Aim to please. I was never a huge fan of NME anyway but it is increasingly irrelevant. I applaud the fact it tries to muster up enthusiasm for new bands but it makes so MANY horrible choices.
Kerrang isn't great anymore but it has it's place.
Kerrang's sales dropped by 21.3%...
better then XFM and this doesn't help with the pending 6music closure as it would of been the station I would of resorted to.
Argument (one of several) for the closure of 6 Music would hinge on presence of commercial equivalents. Now, I didn't really think there was one, but the closest were NME and Xfm. With one of those now online only, does the BBC Trust now conclude that there is a need for 6 Music?
Bad news for NME obviously. Good station. But it could be good for 6.
then the BBC Trust is stupider then I thought
"All the things that people are lamenting about 6 Music are actually happening downstairs here in our basement with NME Radio. NME Radio can fill the gap that people believe is going to be there with the demise of 6 Music."
a great station.
Play loads of good new stuff as well as stuff like Sonic Youth, Velvet Underground etc and hardly any adverts.
What a shame.
NME was atrocious. The New Rawk Revolution being a lowpoint. Then it mildly improved for a few years and once this new editor took over it has had it's best run since the mid-90's. The new style is a huge improvement and has turned to more of a celebration of music rather then a fickle boys club is a big step forward. I think it would still be a great loss if NME wasn't around.
and come back under a different name?
Is the NME name tainted?
i guess this is one of the commercial alternatives that has dominated the market and ensured no need for 6music because there are so many doing exactly the same thing.
fingers crossed this could help keep 6 alive.
also...NME magazine since the relaunch. really not bad. not bad at all. anyone not wanting to see any merit or improvement in the last few weeks are letting pre-conceived prejudices do the talking. buy a copy, appreciate that fact that it has got quite a bit better compared to what they've been shitting out for the last few years and stop being a blinkered snob.