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Issue Date: 25 May 2020
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- This week in Music Week, we welcome YouTube megastar KSI to the front cover. As he releases his debut album Dissimulation, the rapper invites us on his mission to become the world’s biggest rapper, and tells the music biz why he's the best risk it will ever take.
- Also this week, we go deep on the sales and streaming stats from the UK's time on lockdown. Some key music consumption trends are revealed by the OCC numbers that no one in the music business will want to miss - and the BPI's Geoff Taylor and ERA's Kim Bayley are on hand for some expert insight.
- Elsewhere in an action-packed issue, merch companies fill us in on the challenges posed to their business by the coronavirus crisis; '80s legend Limahl talks us through Kajagoogoo's classic Too Shy in the latest Hitmakers; and we reveal all about Compare The Market's music ambitions. Simples!
- Plus! MIDEM boss Alexandre Deniot explains how the conference's new digital edition will help the music industry emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic; Utah indie rockers The Aces take over On The Radar; and hip-hop legend DJ Premier takes on The Aftershow. And there’s all our usual enhanced news, new music, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.