In the new edition of Music Week we deliver a very special issue looking at The Business Of Grime.
Our cover story profiles the Mercury Prize-nominated star J Hus, as we speak to the East London MC and get the full story behind his campaign from his managers Moe Bah and Kilo Jalloh, Black Butter president Joe Gossa and Sony director of artist development DJ Semtex. We also speak to XL A&R Caroline Simionescu-Marin and Polydor A&R consultant Renowned Management founder Zeon Richards, who advised the rapper early on.
Alongside that we also speak to grime Godfather Wiley’s long-term manager John Woolf about their incredible journey through the music industry together, survey grime’s place in the live sector ahead of Boy Better Know’s O2 Arena takeover and look at grime’s love affair with artist and label services. On top of that, we present 10 of the hottest members of the next wave of talent rising from the UK scene.
In the news section this week, Because Group’s founder and owner Emmanuel de Buretel reveals why their acquisition of the London Records catalogue is a launch pad for a UK division that will sign urban and dance artists, plus Warner Bros UK president Phil Christie hails Dua Lipa’s “coming of age” as a pop artist after she dethroned Calvin Harris to score her first No.1 single.
On The Radar this week is Ray Blk, while Tom Ford and Ben Khan take the Sync Story slot.
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