George Michael is the cover star of a special new issue of Music Week, out now.
Our new-look magazine pays tribute to the genius of the pop legend, as Michael’s manager David Austin talks us through the iconic singer-songwriter's incredible career and Sony Music reveals its plans to protect and preserve his musical legacy.
Plus, as a new documentary airs and Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1 is reissued, we look back at the court case that changed the music industry forever.
Elsewhere in the features section, it’s Q3 analysis time as Music Week and a selection of top executives crunch the quarterly figures and pick out the key market trends.
Andy Burrows looks back on Razorlight’s 2006 No.1 smash America in this week’s Hitmakers, there’s a huge Vinyl & Hardware special, Chris Rea reveals all about his incredible career and - in the week the 2017 Music Week Sync Awards take place - our host Shaun Keaveny takes on The Aftershow.
In this week’s frontline section, labels weigh in on the difficulties of keeping an album in the upper echelons of the chart, as Music Week research suggests longevity is harder than ever to achieve for albums.
Also in news, PPL chief executive Peter Leathem reflects on a record quarterly international payments to its members, and Ticketmaster North America EVP David Marcus hails the company’s Verified Fan scheme.
Polydor product manager Tasha Demi is this week’s Rising Star, while Metal Hammer’s Luke Morton recommends Perth noisemakers Cursed Earth in the Tastemakers slot. Making Waves this week is Barcelona rapper Bad Gyal, while our On The Radar stars are Washington DC punk quartet Priests, who tour the UK this week.
The archive slot winds the clock back to 1987, plus there’s all the very latest news, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.
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