NME magazine was first published on the 7th March 1952 by IPC Media - Inspire. It is based in the UK and is published weekly. The magazine focuses on rock, alternative and indie music. At first, it was started in the newpaper but as it got more popular, it came as a magazine in 1998. It was the first British magazine to include the top singles and soon became the best selling music magazine.
A website was released in 1996, and is now the world's biggest standalone music website.