In the wake of Article 50, the cover story of the new edition of Music Week speaks to leading executives from the BPI, MMF, MPA and CPA to set out what the biz needs from negotiations with the European Union.
We catch up with Spirit B-Unique MD Rak Sanghvi about the company’s great start to 2017, while Island Records MD Jon Turner discusses the label’s hopes for the new album from streaming sensations Oh Wonder. BMG’s Hartwig Masuch also explains why his company is now ready to take on the majors at publishing and records.
In the Big Interview chair this week is presenter, broadcaster, writer and the host of the Music Week Awards 2017 Lauren Laverne. Laverne fields questions on a range of topics, from 6 Music’s success to a possible Kenickie reunion. Plus there's a full preview of the industry's biggest night out of the year (taking place on Wednesday, don't forget).
Elsewhere, we examine just why the UK folk scene is so hot right now and go behind the scenes with station bosses, DJs and artists in an extensive report from the BBC 6 Music festival in Glasgow. Also in the features section is an interview with F Block Studios owner Hank Hughes, while we talk comebacks with Virgin Radio programmer director Liam Thompson and head of music Stephanie May.
This week’s On The Radar star is rising country singer Kelsea Ballerini, while we speak to Evanescence singer Amy Lee about recording music for upcoming film Voice From The Stone in the Sync Story slot.
Plus, we have all the very latest news, charts and analysis.