It’s an independent revolution as PIAS take over the cover of the new edition of Music Week. Inside, Jason Rackham, Jane Third and Josh Nicoll fill us in on how, with new UK management and creative teams in place, the indie giant is planning to take on all-comers…
Also in the issue, Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil and MTV’s Albert Schilcher reveal how they are reviving the iconic MTV Unplugged brand on UK shores.
Elsewhere, we celebrate 25 years of Positiva bringing dance music excellence to the world and we deliver a special report on music education. On top of that, Black Eyed Peas superstar Fergie gives us her life lessons in The Aftershow…
In news, the Afrobeat explosion comes to The O2, we look ahead to the BBC’s Biggest Weekend and the biz gives it verdict on YouTube’s new subscription service.
CamelPhat & Elderbrook are this week’s Hitmakers, giving us the inside story of their smash single Cola. US rap hope Saweetie is in On The Radar, Island are in Making Waves and Sync Story looks at the link-up between Sony Bravia and Tom Walker.
This week's Tastemaker is Beats 1 presenter Matt Wilkinson and Ashley Lauder, founder/artist manager at A2i Group is our Rising Star.
Plus, there’s all our usual enhanced charts, news, analysis and market share statistics.
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