ONE IN A MILLION!

Over a million people visited the UK's biggest music website in March...

nme.com has set a new record as the UK’s biggest music website, with more than ONE MILLION people hitting the site in March.

The figures have bolstered our position as the UK‘s leading online music site and set a new record for traffic on music sites on the web in Britain.

Of the new million-user landmark figures, nme.com editor Anthony Thornton, said: “nme.com continues to be the UK’s biggest music site, leading the way with innovations such as free e-mail accounts, Internet TV programmes, a personalised news service, webchats and webcasts. We’ve built a global reputation as the first stop for news exclusives and interviews.”

At the same time, a new survey of nme.com users has also revealed that Radiohead are officially your favourite band – beating Blur and Oasis into second and third place respectively.

The top ten bands amongst nme.com readers were:

1. Radiohead

2. Blur

3. Oasis

4. Travis

5. Verve/Richard Ashcroft

6. Manic Street Preachers

7. Pulp

8. Supergrass

9. Primal Scream

10. REM

The findings were made after nme.com readers gave the names of the bands or acts they would most to receive information about from the nme.com personalised new service.

The resulting list produced some unusual insights; it emerged that Placebo were slightly more popular than The Beatles, and that Nirvana were more popular than U2 – at 21 and 22 respectively.

Elsewhere, Elastica were chosen by more people than David Bowie, and Bernard Butler and Bush were equally popular at joint 62 – beaten by The Dandy Warhols at 61. The lower reaches of the survey revealed Badly Drawn Boy to be more popular than Madonna and Aphex Twin more favoured than Bob Dylan.