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Issue Date: 19 July 2021
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- Music Week is delighted to reveal Anne-Marie as the cover star of our new monthly print edition. Back in 2018, Speak Your Mind was the UK’s biggest breakthrough success story, soaring into the Top 3 and becoming the year’s top-selling debut record. Now, she returns with Therapy, an intensely personal record that is set to take 2021 by storm. Music Week meets the down to earth star, plus Atlantic’s Ed Howard, manager Jazz Sherman and Sony Music Publishing’s David Ventura, Tim Major and Chimene Mantori to tell its story...
- For The Music Week Interview, AIM CEO Paul Pacifico joins us in an extensive one-to-one covering streaming, the AIM Awards, diversity, Brexit and, of course, the pandemic, and explains how the indie music scene has kept pace every step of the way. Plus, AIM chair and Women In CTRL founder Nadia Khan talks about how they plan on making a real difference to the music industry...
- Also inside, we meet Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and George Ergatoudis who – following the recent launch of high-definition sound experience Spatial Audio – explain how they plan to change the way we not only hear music, but also alter the way it is made altogether. Plus! GRM Daily founder Koby ‘Posty’ Hagan tells us how the platform’s new Apple Music Radio show can boost UK rap.
- Elsewhere, we gather a host of promoters, agents, managers, venues and labels to dissect the sector’s greatest hopes and fears as they look towards 2022, plus Yola and her team at Concord and Neverno Management, tell us about her incredible 20-year journey from the Bristol music scene to working in Nashville with The Black Keys and acting in the new Baz Luhrmann film. On top of that, Jake Bugg – alongside label boss David Dollimore and longtime manager Keith Armstrong – explains how he has stepped outside of his comfort zone on imminent fifth album Saturday Night, Sunday Morning.
- Plus! Music Week joins BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova as she celebrates her 10th year in the business to talk alternative culture, Black music and independence. Also inside, UTA’s brand partnerships department reveal all about a fresh and fast-developing revenue stream. As ever, we also present you with the Top 75 Singles and Albums of the month, accompanied by revamped analysis pages, plus a host of new listings never previously featured in Music Week. You can find all of that and much, much more inside.