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NME Announces Return of Iconic Print Magazine

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM; 20 JULY, 2023 – NME (nme.com), the world’s leading music and pop culture brand announces its return to print with the launch of a new global magazine. Building on its peerless legacy of breaking what’s new and what’s next, NME’s new print edition will provide music and pop culture obsessives, and the wider entertainment industry, with a bible that showcases the best new artists and bands on earth, alongside exclusive new franchises, unmissable features, industry insight and expert reviews of the latest music, TV, film, and gaming releases – all in NME’s inimitable style.

The return of NME magazine will see a dynamic new design and content refresh with all new franchises being kept under wraps until launch. Each issue will be fronted by an edition of The Cover: NME’s existing flagship editorial property that champions emerging talent, elevating new artists and bands as part of NME’s commitment to global new music discovery.

The July/August issue of NME magazine will have exclusive worldwide availability through music retailer Dawsons (also owned by Caldecott Music Group), alongside limited issue drops made available via artists, record stores and select partners. Readers are encouraged to register at www.nme.com/magazine where further information and updates on issue drops will be available. The issue will be available to order online at Dawsons from August 9th. 

NME’s global bi-monthly print magazine will entertain, inform and inspire; harnessing the phenomenal power of music and world-class journalism to galvanise the brand’s status as the world’s leading music and pop culture destination.

Holly Bishop, Chief Operating & Commercial Officer of NME Networks, expressed her excitement about the return of NME magazine, saying, “print has always been a cornerstone of the NME brand, and we are thrilled to announce the return of an icon. Our new global magazine will curate the very best of NME; championing emerging artists and bands and serving as the definitive voice in pop culture.”

Meng Ru Kuok, Group Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Caldecott Music Group, added, “today, we announce NME’s return to print with a brand new global magazine, offering an immersive journey celebrating the best in music, film, TV and gaming. Building on our commitment to supporting the new talent shaping the future of music and the industry itself, we are prouder than ever to showcase and immortalise emerging artists in our new global edition. NME has never reached more people than it does today, and we’re excited to embrace our legacy, giving emerging artists the recognition and exposure they truly deserve while creating new synergies and opportunities for both talent and fans across Caldecott Music Group.”

NME Networks is a global, next-generation media group that views the wider world of pop culture through the lens of music and connects artists and brands to music-obsessed audiences. Our portfolio of popular music-journalism brands, comprising NME, Guitar.com and MusicTech, takes audiences on a lifelong journey through musicianship and fandom. NME Networks is a part of Caldecott Music Group. 

Headquartered in Singapore, Caldecott Music Group is a global music industry investor and innovator spanning multiple sectors, including digital (BandLab Technologies), media (NME Networks), and manufacturing and retail (Vista Musical Instruments). By integrating the physical, digital, and social supply chain around music, CMG brings together brands and people who are passionate about music, allowing them to deliver authentic content, products, and experiences for all music lovers.

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