The new issue of Music Week is our special 2018 preview edition, featuring the hottest acts, tours and trends set to light up the music world over the next 12 months.
Inside, we speak to cover stars Mabel, Pale Waves and Catherine McGrath about their hopes for the year ahead. We also present a host of other hotly-tipped acts including IAMDBB, Matt Maltese, Superorganism, Lovebites, Tom Walker, Young T & Bugsey and Kojo Funds. In addition, a raft of top execs give their new talent picks.
Elsewhere, we focus on the biggest albums and tours that 2018 has in store, and predict the issues that you can expect to be shaping the biz.
Music Week sifts through the facts and figures to bring you the key takeaways and the deepest analysis of the 2017 year-end numbers - a year in which the UK music industry achieved its fastest growth since 1998.
In the Viewpoint slot, award-winning sound engineer Olga Fitzroy calls on the music business to address the gender pay gap by embracing parental pay equality, while producer Ben Hillier gives the inside story on Blur's 2003 hit Out Of Time in this week's Hitmakers and Kobalt founder/CEO Willard Ahdritz shares some of his life lessons in The Aftershow.
The archive slot winds the clock back 30 years to 1988, plus there’s all the very latest news, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.
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