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Kevin EG Perry

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014

2014's Been A Mixed-up Year For Anyone Trying To Make Sense Of The Music Business

This year, over a million vinyl records were sold for the first time in the last two decades. Meanwhile, HMV posted a £17 million profit just a year after going into liquidation. In other news, up is down. Black is white. Cats and dogs are living together. It’s been a mixed-up year for anyone trying to make sense of the music biz, and a nightmare for anyone trying to predict the future.


NME Blog

Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas TV And Radio Guide: Six Music Fixes To Look Forward To Over The Festive Period

It's only natural that, over the festive period, there will come a point when you've had quite enough of cloying Christmas movies or fallen out with your entire extended family over who really won the last round of Monopoly. In those times, seek solace with these six programmes that will be airing on TV and radio during the holidays. Top Of The Pops BBC One WATCH: BBC One, December 25, 2pm; December 31, 4.15pm The chart show is reanimated for its festive double-header once again.


NME Blog

Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014

11 Things We Like This Christmas (17/12/2014)

Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week, in our Christmas special, it's features everything from a Gibson ES-335 to Dr Martens Lorne. Guitar: Gibson ES-335 Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Noel Gallagher all use the Gibson ES-335 when writing their indie anthems and entertaining crowds of thousands, so what better guitar to start penning your own future hits on?


NME Blog

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014


2014 was the year the selfie went mainstream. Even though it was named 'word of the year' by the Oxford Dictionary in 2013, peak selfie was reached when pretty much every Hollywood star gathered together around Bradley Cooper's iPhone at the Oscars to say cheese:


Lisa Wright

Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014

The Libertines: 10 Unreleased Tracks That Could Make The Cut For Album Three

With the recent news that The Libertines have inked a new recording deal with Virgin EMI – their first move to a major after a career-long partnership with Rough Trade – it seems pretty much certain that after 10 long years, we’ll finally see a third studio instalment from the likely lads. The quartet have spent the summer proving they can still cut the mustard live.

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