Music Week welcomes one of the giants of rock music to the cover, as Metallica celebrate their record-breaking 2017. Lars Ulrich, Peter Mensch and the key members of Team Metallica take us inside the band’s business and reveal why this year has been one of their biggest ever.
Inside, we feature an exclusive career-spanning interview with Craig Logan, who has served 30 incredible years in the business, starting off as the bassist in Bros and going on to work in songwriting, management, labels and other sectors.
As Q4 cranks up a gear, we ask whether Best Of albums still have a place amongst the year’s biggest-sellers. There's big news about songwriter/producer Jamie Scott and Sony/ATV, and Because Music founder Emmanuel de Buretel reveals what 2018 has in store for the leading indie.
Plus there’s a huge accountancy report, the inside story of Spotify’s foray into live music and BBC 1Xtra’s MistaJam shows us why his show is the hottest on the dial.
Elsewhere, The Wandering Hearts star in On The Radar and Sync Story explores BBC One's link-up with Clean Bandit. Snail Mail are Making Waves, while this week's Tastemaker is Music Week's own Ben Homewood. BBC Studios' Guy Freeman takes on the Aftershow and we look at how André Rieu became a cinema box office hit. Plus there’s all our usual enhanced news, new music, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.
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