In the new issue of Music Week, our must-read cover story shines the spotlight on Rob Stringer, Sony Music Entertainment’s new CEO and this year’s Music Industry Trusts Award winner.
Now in one of the industry’s biggest jobs, Stringer spoke to Music Week during a rare visit home, where we joined him at the BRIT School to talk streaming, diversity and why change is afoot in the biz.
Elsewhere in the features section, we chat to leading promoters Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope, who last year joined BST Hyde Park organiser AEG Presents from rival touring titan Live Nation. The pair discuss the story behind the switch and more.
Also inside, we show off all this year’s Sync Awards winners, and take a look at the artist services sector and its unstoppable rise.
There’s an interview with Evanescence’s Amy Lee about the band’s new release Synthesis, which includes orchestral reinterpretations of some of their defining songs, plus new tracks. Elsewhere, we sit down with Bruce McKenzie, sales director of Townsend Music, the High Street retailer-turned-D2C superpower that’s been breathing fresh life into the retail sector since 1998.
Nile Rodgers revisits the story behind Chic’s 1978 disco classic Le Freak in this week’s Hitmakers column and Robin Millar, co-owner/chief creative officer, Chrysalis Records/Blue Raincoat Music, gives us his life lessons in The Aftershow.
In this week’s frontline section, Worldwide Independent Network CEO Alison Wenham calls for more independent distribution to help labels capitalise on streaming growth and demand for music. We also talk to Helen Thomas, network editor for BBC Radio 2 about the Q3 RAJAR results, and retrace indie label Chess Club’s 10-year history with founder Will Street.
Our new music coverage features rising rap star Not3s in the On The Radar slot and Ten Tonnes in Making Waves. Sync Story highlights Bodyform’s powerful new ad soundtracked by The Blaze. Plus there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.
Plus there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis, including our new massively enhanced market shares and statistics page that goes deeper into the week's sales and streaming figures than ever before. Look for the new-look issue in all good newsagents now. To subscribe and never miss another vital music biz story, click here.