How NME went free - inside its post-pricetag success

Mark Sutherland

In the last two years, Mike Williams has moved house, got married and welcomed his first child into the world. All three apparently rank highly on those lists of ‘most stressful life events’, but surely come nowhere near the pressures associated with overseeing what Williams calls “the biggest change that’s happened to NME”.

Unless you’ve been living on Mars for the last few months, you’ll know what he’s talking about. In September last year, after 66 years on the ...

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