The new edition of Music Week, out today, is a dedicated rock and metal special, bursting with interviews with some of the biggest names on the scene, as well as in-depth analysis of the biggest factors affecting the genre.
However, our cover story is all about the impending General Election, as each of the main parties explain why they are best equipped to lead the music business into Brexit and beyond.
Taking the Big Interview is Download Festival booker Andy Copping, who takes us inside the iconic rock and metal extravaganza’s evolution over the years and why it is still one of the most vital dates on the festival calendar. Legendary Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Sonic Youth Producer and Garbage drummer, Butch Vig, also sits down to discuss his new band 5 Billion In Diamonds and the lost art of the rock producer.
Elsewhere, Music Week delves deep into the streaming figures around rock and metal to find out why the genre hasn’t yet connected with the format in the way others have.
On the live front, we talk to some of the most prominent figures in the sector about the importance of touring to so many rock and metal acts.
Meanwhile, Universal Globe give us the inside track on its first-of-a-kind sync deal with Codemasters’ Dirt 4 game, plus, new London Palladium head of programming Dave Gaydon about his new role and what he is looking to bring to the venue.
We also go inside the new London Grammar album with label Ministry Of Sound, while Alan Jones provides detailed analysis of this week’s charts.
Plus, we bring you the very best in new music innovative sync deals.
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