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| category = Music magazine
| frequency = Weekly
| paid_circulation = 15,000 (2015) – 250,000 (peak)〔
| unpaid_circulation= 300,000 (as free title in 2015)
| circulation = 15,830 (ABC Jan – Jun 2014)〔(【引用サイトリンク】url=http://www.abc.org.uk/Products-Services/Product-Page/?tid=263 )〕
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| founder = Theodore Ingham
| founded = 1949
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| country = United Kingdom
| based = Southwark, London, England
| language = English
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| issn = 0028-6362
''New Musical Express'' (''NME'') is a British music journalism magazine published since 1949. It is largely associated with rock, alternative and indie music. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, in the edition of 14 November 1952. In the 1970s it became the best-selling British music newspaper. During the period 1972 to 1976, it was particularly associated with gonzo journalism (self-involved reporting), then became closely associated with punk rock through the writings of Julie Burchill, Paul Morley and Tony Parsons. It started as a music newspaper, and gradually moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s and 1990s, changing from newsprint in 1998.
An online version of ''NME'', NME.com, was launched in 1996. It became the world's biggest standalone music site, with over seven million users per month. The magazine's paid circulation in the first half of 2014 was 15,830, and has been in long-term decline. Due to continuing poor sales, the magazine became a free publication in September 2015.
''NMEs headquarters are in Southwark, London, England. The brand's editor is Mike Williams,〔 who replaced Krissi Murison in 2012. NME.com's editor is Greg Cochrane〔 – previously, the post was held by Luke Lewis, who replaced David Moynihan in March 2011. In 2013, the list of ''NME's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time'' and the way it was conceived were criticised by the media.
The paper was established in 1949. The '' "Accordion Times and Musical Express"'' was bought by London music promoter Maurice Kinn, for the sum of £1,000, just 15 minutes before it was due to be officially closed. It was relaunched as the ''New Musical Express'', and was initially published in a non-glossy tabloid format on standard newsprint. On 14 November 1952, taking its cue from the US magazine ''Billboard'', it created the first UK Singles Chart, a list of the Top Twelve best-selling singles. The first of these was, in contrast to more recent charts, a top twelve sourced by the magazine itself from sales in regional stores around the UK. The first number one was "Here in My Heart" by Al Martino.
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