New Musical Express launched by Kinn

Approx. March 1952

Noticed as the first British paper with a singles chart

Approx. November 1952

Rolling Stones and The Who perform at NME Poll Winners Concert

Approx. April 1966

Magazine sells 230,000 copies per week

Approx. April 1966

'Album of the Year' launches

Approx. December 1974

Staff division on whether to cover Hip-Hop or stick to Rock

Approx. 1980

Paper goes online (NME.com)

Approx. 1996

Publishers IPC were bought by AOL Time Warner with a possibility to launch in the U.S.

Approx. 2001

Magazine switches from newsprint to glossy

Approx. 2002

'NME TV' launches until 2011

Approx. 2007

digital radio station launches

Approx. June 2008