In the new issue of Music Week, we speak to some of the biggest names from the independent sector, including WIN CEO Alison Wenham and Transgressive’s Tim Bellow, as part of our indies round table, in which we find out about the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the market.
Taking the Big Interview this week is none other the Jools Holland, who sat down with us to discuss his glittering career in the biz and the role of music on television.
Meanwhile, Polydor’s co-presidents Tom March and Ben Mortimer speak exclusively to Music Week about their recent albums successes and plans why they think the industry has turned a corner on the new talent front.
Superstar producer Fraser T Smith gives us the lowdown on the hotly anticipated Stormzy debut Gang Signs & Prayer, while our profile on some of the biggest musical stars on YouTube explores the wealth of opportunities available to up and coming talent and how the platform is changing the live sector.
Elsewhere in news, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network controller Ben Cooper discusses last week’s RAJAR figures and tells us why radio will always have the edge of its streaming rivals, and we take a look behind Black Sabbath’s farewell show in Birmingham.
NME editor-in-chief Mike Williams speaks to us about the evolution of the brand ahead of the NME Awards this week, while Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade hails the return of the rock and metal mag.
On top of that, we shine a spotlight on the very best new talent in On The Radar and take a look at the most innovative sync deals in the market.
We also have in-depth analysis from Alan Jones on the latest charts.
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