The new edition of Music Week is out now.
This week’s cover story is an exclusive interview with Universal Music Group chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge, who spoke to Music Week after receiving his knighthood from Sir Prince William, The Duke Of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.
Sir Lucian, who now resides in Los Angeles, opens up about the state of the British music industry, a tough year for breaking new artists, the streaming conundrum and the future.
This week’s Big Interview subject is Sony/ATV managing director Guy Moot, who, in a wide-ranging conversation, discusses his career and dissects the company’s recent successes, as well as speaking out on the music publishing scene.
We get the inside track on The Chainsmokers’ rise from novelty act to streaming stars via a chat with the DJ duo and RCA president Colin Barlow.
Veteran manager Peter Rudge celebrates winning the Peter Grant trophy at last month’s Artist and Manager Awards by painting a vivid picture of his 40-plus year career, telling stories involving his years with The Who and The Rolling Stones.
We join Beats 1 DJ Julie Adenuga in the studio to discuss the Apple-run, 24/7 station’s first 18 months in business.
Elsewhere, there’s a profile of music industry connection platform Music Gateway and an in-depth look at the growing artist services sector, with tips from its biggest names on how to rise above the competition.
In the news pages, we speak to Max Hole about his return to the music business at Metropolis Studios and get the lowdown on Warner/Chappell’s publishing deal for new signing Liam Gallagher. There’s an interview with Decca execs Rebecca Allen and Sophie Allen on the phenomenal success of Michael Ball and Alfie Boe’s Together album and the full story on Turkish promoter PIU’s plans for major expansion into the UK.
In the On The Radar page, there's a colourful chat with Manchester newcomers Cabbage
We also have all the very latest charts from the past week.