BANDLAB TECHNOLOGIES ACQUIRES NME & UNCUT, EXPANDING ITS GLOBAL MUSIC MEDIA DIVISION

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE & LONDON, UK; MONDAY, 3 JUNE 2019 – BandLab Technologies today announced it has completed its acquisition of UK media brands NME and Uncut. The deal includes the brands’ social, digital, print and experiential assets, including the archives of the historic Melody Maker brand.

Meng Kuok, founder and CEO of BandLab Technologies says “We’re delighted to welcome NME and Uncut to the BandLab Technologies family. We’re excited to develop out our ambitious expansion plans for these brands to better serve music creators and fans. Both NME and Uncut are already performing extremely well on a global level and we’re looking forward to investing resources in to bring them to their full potential.”

NME editor, Charlotte Gunn says: “We’ve been through a lot of change over the last three years, and it’s extremely exciting to have the opportunity to evolve further as a global media brand, while still maintaining the heart of what makes NME truly the NME. We’re here to be a fearless voice in the music scene, shining a light on the biggest acts and best emerging artists – all the things that have made us essential to pop culture for nearly 70 years.”

Uncut editor, Michael Bonner says: “Uncut is the essential read for serious music fans and we can’t wait to be part of a company that has music at its heart. We’re thrilled to be able to expand our position as a global music authority, bringing our passion, insight and wisdom to wider audiences. Uncut’s ongoing mission to celebrate the best old music and champion emerging artists just got bigger!”

All 17 staff members transferred and will continue to be based in the Blue Fin Building, London. The next edition of Uncut will be on newsstands Thursday, 13 June 2019.

About BandLab Technologies

BandLab Technologies is a collective of music brands with a vision to connect the world of music. The company integrates the physical, digital and social supply chain, to enable better experiences, opportunities, and connections for all music lovers. Over 7 million creators and fans around the world use BandLab, their flagship digital product, to connect with each other and to create and share their music.

Established in 2016, the BandLab Technologies portfolio of brands continues to rapidly expand and diversify. The growing media division currently includes the popular titles Guitar.com and MusicTech.

For more information about BandLab Technologies, please contact:

Lauren Hendry Parsons, AVP Communications & Partnerships, BandLab Technologies on +65 92727045 or email lauren@bandlab.com