First Music Week of 2017 out now

First Music Week of 2017 out now

In first Music Week of 2017, out today, we analyse the 2016 year-end sales figures from the BPI and ERA and ask: has the music biz turned the corner?

We speak to Ed Sheeran's management and label about the singer's comeback and upcoming third album and also reveal the new chairman of PRS For Music, Nigel Elderton, who outlines his plans to take on YouTube.

Elsewhere, the music industry pays tribute to the genius of George Michael in a four-page special while, in our huge 2017 Preview, we look at the key album releases, tours, new artists and industry trends for the year ahead.

Blue Raincoat Music’s Jeremy Lascelles takes on the Big Interview and we also have all the very latest charts from the past week.

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