In the new issue of Music Week, we celebrate the 12 industry game changers who are being inducted onto the Roll Of Honour at this week's Music Week Women In Music Awards, and this year’s list could be the strongest yet. Across 14 pages we present you with interviews with 12 of the most important names in the biz right now, ranging from A&R and labels to publishing, live and beyond. It offers an invaluable portrait of the music industry in 2017.
Elsewhere in the features section, Music Week speaks to some of the agency world’s leading lights about staying relevant in the digital age and the increasing shift towards transatlantic partnerships and why, with touring now providing the prime income stream for most artists, booking agents have never been more integral to an act’s career. Also inside, as the biz gears up to celebrate all things music video at this weekend’s MTV EMAs, Music Week catches up with Mike O’Keefe, VP of creative for Sony Music, to find out the secrets of the craft, how technology is changing the art form and where the medium might be heading next. Plus, we dive deep into the Q3 RAJAR figures, which saw both commercial and BBC stations bounce back, defying the supposed threat of streaming to post a set of impressive audience figures…
Mike Barson, songwriter and keyboard player for ska heroes Madness, recalls penning the band’s first Top 5 hit, My Girl, in this week’s Hitmakers, and BBC Radio 1 presenter (not to mention the host of this year’s Music Week Women In Music Awards) Alice Levine gives us her life lessons from the biz in The Aftershow.
In this week’s frontline section, Bruce Gillmer executive producer of the MTV EMAs takes us inside the plans for this year’s event. Also in news, Syco MD Tyler Brown promises former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello is set to have a “very long career” on the back of her No.1 single Havana. Plus, Universal Music Catalogue's co-MD Richard Hinkley details the stragegy behind Elton John’s upcoming greatest hits release.
Sebastian Weingartshofer, founder and director, Worship Management and Skankandbass, is this week’s Rising Star, while Boiler Room’s online content editor Tony Poland recommends Golden Teacher’s No Luscious Life in the Tastemakers slot. Rising Aussie pop songstress Eves Karydas is this week’s On The Radar star, while Making Waves this week is noisy indie crew Hotel Lux.
Plus there’s all the very latest news, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.
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