Jamal Edwards, SBTV founder and music industry trailblazer, appears on the cover of the new issue of Music Week, out now.
Edwards invited us into his central London office to celebrate the 10th anniversary of SBTV, where he held court on 10 years of operation and how underground culture has completely revolutionised the music industry. At the end of a year that has seen Stormzy, J Hus, Dave and more explode into public consciousness, Edwards makes clear that his passion still lies in breaking new acts.
Elsewhere in the features section, we celebrate 20 years of Stereophonics, as Kelly Jones and members of the Welsh rockers’ team talk us through the rollercoaster career of one of the UK’s biggest rock bands.
In this week’s Big Story slot, we get the full details of U2’s new album strategy from Island’s Darcus Beese and Jon Turner and manager Guy Oseary, as the band return to a more traditional campaign after previous digital experiments.
Plus there’s a huge ticketing special report, our latest accountancy column, some big news from Little Mix and the lowdown on the Music Week Awards 2018 - entries for which open today.
Elsewhere, The Script reveal all about Hall Of Fame in Hitmakers; DJ Semtex takes on the Aftershow; new Domino signings Sorry are this week’s On The Radar stars and the Archive takes you back to 1992 and the demise of Factory Records. Elbow and John Lewis appear in our latest Sync Story, while 21-year-old rapper Octavian is in the Making Waves section.
Plus there’s all the very latest news, charts, analysis and market share statistics.
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