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Issue Date: 19 January 2022
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- It’s time for something very special… Music Week is thrilled to reveal not one, not two, but three covers for our latest issue as Holly Humberstone, Darkoo and Mimi Webb all head up our New For ‘22 issue. Holly Humberstone, ended 2021 with the double whammy of being crowned BRITs Rising Star for 2022 and announcing a US tour supporting Music Week’s Artist Of 2021 Olivia Rodrigo. Up next, at the age of 20, Darkoo’s ideas are already helping to reshape the future of Afrobeats, as her genre-blending songs take flight around the world. Last but not least – there’s three cover stories after all! – is Mimi Webb who has been busy lately staking a claim as one of UK pop music’s biggest TikTok success stories.
- Elsewhere, for the Music Week Interview, we go head to head with Concord’s EVP of worldwide A&R Kim Frankiewicz as she guides us through her incredible, globe-trotting journey, from her early days working with INXS, to navigating the modern catalogue boom and winning big at the Music Week Awards 2021..
- Plus! It’s just over five years since Steve Homer left Live Nation to join AEG Presents with a mission to spearhead a new era at the live industry superpower. Following the shock departure of his long-time partner Toby Leighton-Pope, Music Week meets the executive to find out what the future holds, with new venues, Brexit, the pandemic and more all on the agenda…
- Also in the issue, we catch up Bauer Media Audio’s radio station KISS which is on a mission to establish itself as the essential home of new music on the airwaves, with presenters Ellie Prohan, Henrie Kwushue, Tinea Taylor and Harriet Rose joining content director Rebecca Frank to outline their masterplan.
- Nor is that all when it comes to this issue’s features section as we celebrate the return of Bastille ahead of the group releasing their Ryan Tedder-assisted fourth LP Give Me The Future. Inside, Dan Smith is joined by EMI president Rebecca Allen and their team, to map out their tech-focused next chapter...