“Like Doctor Who, you’ve got to regenerate.”
Not my words Lynn, but the words of Ben Cooper elsewhere in the new edition of Music Week. He was talking about how BBC Radio 1 has survived for 50 years, but he could also have been talking about Music Week or any other media brand with a long history.
Music Week’s history is longer than most, extending as it does all the way back to the birth of Radio 1 and 2 and beyond to 1959, when we were born as Record Retailer. We’re also honoured to be the only weekly music business magazine still documenting this amazing industry.
This iteration of the world’s greatest music business publication is (re)designed to show brilliant individuals and companies in the best light
But we’re still standing because we haven’t been standing still. By now, hopefully, you might have noticed something different about us this week. Over the last 18 months, we’ve enjoyed huge success with the revamp of our online and newsletter coverage and now it’s the magazine’s turn to be precision-tooled for 2017 and beyond.
All magazines do this from time to time, of course, but this iteration of the world’s greatest music business publication is (re)designed to help show the brilliant individuals and companies that make up the 21st century international music industry in the very best light.
So it’s not just about better use of photography and a more user-friendly design, or even about welcoming top execs and artists to our new-look front cover, but also about giving the music industry the space and breadth of coverage it deserves.
So here’s to more adventures in time, space and the music business. And, as always, we’d love to know what you think…