Sales of IPC Media's NME, whose recently appointed new editor Krissi Murison is due to take control on September 1 following the departure of Conor McNicholas, plummeted more than 27% year on year and hovered just above 40,000 weekly copies in June.
Meanwhile sales of Bauer Media's metal title Kerrang! dropped by an alarming 28% year on year to 43,253.
The magazine industry's music sector as a whole underperformed, recording an overall slump in sales of 9.4%.
IPC's monthly Uncut ...
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