In the new issue of Music Week, we speak to one of the most influential figures in British music: Annie Mac. In our huge cover story, we find out how Mac, the successor to John Peel and Zane Lowe as the UK’s premier tastemaker, has built a thriving music business empire on the back of being a renowned DJ and founder of the acclaimed AMP brand.
Elsewhere in the features section, Music Week catches up with Concord’s chief publishing executive Jake Wisely to find out how the new independent publishing powerhouse will take flight. Also in this issue, we look at how Bob Dylan is reaching new fans with a West End show inspired by his songs and give you the 10 Things You Really Need To Know About The Q4 Figures. And we dig deep into the business of US rock superstars Fall Out Boy to find out how they reinvented themselves - and their audience.
The Big Story this week sees ICE CEO Robert Ashcroft hail improved relations with digital giants as the pan-European digital licensing body now has multiple deals in place, with even YouTube showing signs of “working together”. Elsewhere in news, Tinie Tempah speaks exclusively to Music Week about his new company and the music industry pays tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, as The Cranberries’ catalogue returns to the charts following her sudden death.
Korda Marshall, EVP, new recordings, BMG is in the hot seat for this week’s edition of The Aftershow. For this week’s Hitmakers interview, MNEK talks about he came to team up with Zara Larsson to record the global smash hit Never Forget You.
There’s all of this, plus the very latest news, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.
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