This week's Music Week is our annual BRIT Awards preview, featuring everything you need to know about UK music's biggest showcase. Starring on the cover, we have BRITs chairman and Sony UK Jason Iley, who fills us in on his three years running the show and looks forward to the future...
Also inside, we reveal the shortlists for the only awards bigger than the BRITs: the Music Week Awards 2019! And we go deep on the five nominated records for the British Album Of The Year award, as key team members for The 1975, Anne-Marie, George Ezra, Florence + The Machine and Jorja Smith reveal the secrets behind the year's biggest albums.
Elsewhere in an action-packed issue, we catch up with Critics' Choice winner Sam Fender; quiz BPI boss Geoff Taylor about this year's ceremony; and hear about Idles' masterplan to use their BRITs nomination to enter the mainstream.
Plus! There's a huge anti-piracy special report; BRIT Trust chairman John Craig explains the importance of the BRIts fund-raising; award-winning songwriter Jin Jin talks Jess Glynne's Hold My Hand in Hitmakers; Jeremy Lascelles takes on The Aftershow, Hamzaa crashlands in On The Radar and there’s all our usual enhanced news, new music, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.
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