New edition of Music Week out now

New edition of Music Week out now

The new issue of Music Week puts the spotlight on Hipgnosis Songs boss and A-list manager Merck Mercuriadis.

In a lengthy chat, the music mogul gives the lowdown on his billion-pound mission to reinvent publishing and opens up on his incredible career spent working with the likes of Elton John, Guns N' Roses, Morrissey, Nile Rodgers and Beyoncé.

In this week's Big Story we speak to Live Nation's Phil Bowdery and Deezer's Nigel Harding about the K-pop phenomenon in the wake of BTS and Blackpink's astonishing success in the UK and US. 

Also in news, Record Store Day coordinator Megan Page reveals her hopes that the annual celebration can continue to boost vinyl sales, while BBC live music events boss Rhys Hughes talks the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend bill and looks ahead to Glastonbury.

Elsewhere, former Association Of Independent Music events guru Lara Baker guides us through her new company The Bkry. Steel Banglez revisits the making of Fashion Week, his recent Top 10 song with AJ Tracey and MoStack, in Hitmakers and Gang Of Four founder Andy Gill takes on The Aftershow. 

Absolute Label Services label manager James Cattermole features as our latest Rising Star and The Line Of Best Fit writer/edition Pip Williams shares her favourite new sounds in Tastemakers. 

Meanwhile, Icelandic newcomer Glowie occupies the On The Radar slot, Sync Story looks at the partnership between BMW and Dennis Lloyd and DJ Spinall is Making Waves.

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