It had to happen soon enough and today is the day. NME, the renowned leading music magazine is now free of charge.
It was something that was bound to happen, and rumours had been circling around for a while but today it was announced via Music Week that the music publication will now cost nothing from September 18th 2015.
It is sad to see, the print publications first turning into online sites and now due to the obscene popularity of digital publications, print sales have decreased instantly. Those journalists who haven’t known any better, who sleep and breathe being able to write about their music icons and the latest news; yet now the publication is free will it be able to survive and be as big as it was without the profit income from readers?
I guess we will have to see, but I hope customers will stick behind the publication; the household music news name that has always brought the latest information to music fans eyes. Today is a sad day and a result of the digital era.
Read the news here via Music Week: http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/nme-goes-free/062230