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Issue Date: 20 September 2022
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- The 1975 return next month with their fifth album and it’s business as unusual for the Dirty Hit stars as they grace the Music Week cover for the third time. Matthew Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald and George Daniel were photographed in Japan for our cover shot, while our interview sees bandleader Healy joined by Dirty Hit boss and longstanding manager Jamie Oborne, plus agent Matt Bates, to lift the lid on a 1975 return that will subvert expectations all over again. Suffice to say, whatever you think about the band, it’s an unmissable story.
- So too is our latest Music Week Interview, in which Reservoir founder Golnar Khosrowshahi opens up about a music empire like no other. Khosrowshahi is the leader of the first female-founded music firm on the US stock market and, as her Music Week Award-winning company expands its reach into both publishing and records, she talks to Music Week about deal making, expansion and why she doesn’t do industry politics and won’t stand for the business’ old boys’ club ways.
- Elsewhere in the features section, we meet the two executives driving the future of Amazon Music in the UK, as Jillian Gerngross and new arrival Laura Lukanz invite us behind the scenes of the streaming giant and explain why, for Amazon, merely streaming songs will never be enough. On top of that, we meet viral star, dance music pioneer and music industry boss Shygirl, plus her team at Because and Muise Management, to tell the story behind her debut album Nymph and talk positivity, representation and confidence.
- Plus! We also bring you an expansive interview with Raw Power Management, as Craig Jennings, Matt Ash and Don Jenkins come together to discuss the future of rock, breaking talent and their guiding management principles. Plus, we break the news of the company’s latest venture. Also in the features section, Native co-founders Seni ‘Chubbz’ Saraki and Teni ‘TeeZee’ Zaccheaus, plus COO Sholz Fagbemi, give their first ever Music Week interview and drop some exclusive news.