Every week I’d go downtown to the record stores and hope the new English music “inkies” would be in from across the pond: Sounds, Melody Maker, the NME and later, The Face.
Now, rumor has it that the NME is switching over to free:
The last of the UK’s old school music “inkies” suffered another fall in sales over the last year, it was revealed last Thursday (Feb 12). According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the magazine had an average weekly print circulation of 13,995 in the second half of 2014 – a 23 percent decrease in the figures for the same period in 2013.
PLUS there’s a documentary coming out soon about Melody Maker: