Music magazine research

NME Magazine

Researching...

When researching music magazine there is many to choose from, but the magazine I want to research is NME magazine. NME magazine are very popular music magazine and they feature artists and bands from the past, future and present, so i don't think they have a particular genre. I think NME magazine have a very conventional music magazine look and style but they are not afraid to push some boundaries.
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When did it all start?

NME magazine first issue was published on march 7th 1952. NME magazine is a music magazine which is published weekly and is very popular. NME Magazine is a British magazine based in London. NME magazine was founded by Theodore Ingham but the present editor is Mike Williams. NME magazine all so has a very popular website, which has exclusive stories on all of the music gossip. I think NME magazine has always had the same layout and target audience, as you see with the image below, the only think that has change is that now the magazine is more of a 'glossy' magazine like the image above.

By looking at stats ans statistics NME magazines sales have stayed the same, you can see by these documents on the NRS website.



For all the details and history on NME Magazine click on this link.

Cover pages

This cover is one of the older covers that i could find on Google. i think compared with the first 'Lana Del Rey' cover not that much has changed. I think the style is very slick and the colour scheme is very simple but effective.

Many of the images which NME uses on the front cover are very strong and powerful. I think the images relate the what is going on in the world when it they publish it, i think shows how real and honest they are to the audience.

Here are some more cover examples...

Here is some examples contents pages from NME magazine...

The style of NME magazine...

NME magazine has a very distinctive style and layout, and i want to use this style to help develop my own ideas for my music magazine. I really like how simple the pages look but i think it is very effective.
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Here are some case studies on NME, i think they have some useful information on them...

NME magazine in the media...

A lot of newspaper and tabloids like to criticizes magazines and NME has been criticized in the past. By searching The guardians website i found a lot of articles on NME magazine, for example there was a article on how in 2014 NME sales have dropped and not a lot of people are buying music magazines. Here is a link to the guardians website.

The brains of NME magazine...

Above there is the most recent issue of NME, by looking at the language they use it shows how well thought they have thought about it and it was not rushed at all. The main editor Mike Williams shows that the text in the magazine is important as well as the overall look. i think by researching NME magazine it has given me ideas for my music magazine.