The new edition of Music Week is out now, featuring John Giddings talking about the past, present and future of Isle Of Wight Festival as it approaches its 50th birthday. Plus, co-founder Ray Foulk recalls the incredible birth of the iconic festival.
Elsewhere in the issue, Merlin discuss the first 10 years of operations, and new Parlophone boss Mark Mitchell and freshly-installed marketing guru Jack Melhuish take us inside their vision for the rebooted major. Plus, we round-up the biggest and best World Cup 2018 syncs.
Also in this edition, we take a look at the biz’s bumper stadium calendar this summer, there’s big news from EMI and Meltdown Festival programmer Bengi Unsal talks about how Robert Smith’s line-up is taking the Southbank Centre event to the ‘next level’.
JR Rotem gives the inside story of Rihanna’s first No.1 single SOS in Hitmakers, we introduce you to Dutch DIY pop band Pip Blom in On The Radar and Johnny Marr looks back on his incredible life in music in The Aftershow.
Sync Story looks at the link-up between Pfizer and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, and Making Waves showcases Canadian punks Crack Cloud.
Plus, there’s all our usual enhanced news, new music, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.
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