The new edition of Music Week is out now; with cover star Michael Dugher giving his first in-depth interview since taking over at UK Music last year.
Dugher invites Music Week into his Westminster office to discuss how he plans to tackle the biz’s to do list, with agent of change, the value gap, Brexit and secondary ticketing all on the agenda.
As well as his ideas for the music industry, Yorkshireman Dugher goes deep on his musical past, his love of going to gigs and even his somewhat sweary social media reputation. Pick up the magazine now to read the unmissable interview in full.
Also from Yorkshire and also in this week’s features section are Bingley five-piece Marmozets. The band dropped their Gil Norton-produced new album, Knowing What You Know Now, on Friday and unravel its fascinating story in our interview.
Roadrunner Records’ senior marketing manager Danny Corr also weighs in on why Marmozets are one of the most essential rock bands around right now.
This week’s Big Story features exclusive news from Warner/Chappell and the Manic Street Preachers, with MD Mike Smith and band member Nicky Wire revealing the ins and outs. Smith also outlines his plans to cement his publisher as one of the best in business.
We’ve got the very latest from Britney Spears’ live camp in the wake of her tour announcement, plus we speak to PPL chief executive Peter Leathem about the organisation’s new deal with Rita Ora.
In a revealing interview, Swiss figure skater and Art On Ice founder Oliver Höner discusses the story behind his ice-skating and live music show, with Emeli Sandé set to appear at 2018’s event.
We take a forensic look at the label services sector in a special report featuring contributions from top executives from Caroline International, PIAS, Absolute, Believe, International Solutions, !K7, The Orchard and leading music accountancy firm CC Young.
Following the Government’s recent declaration of support for the agent of change principle in planning law, Stephen McGowan, partner at law firm TLT and chairman of Scotland’s Institute Of Licensing, writes this week’s Viewpoint. His extensive report examines the legal history of the issue.
Paul Williams discusses his role in writing Barbra Streisand’s Evergreen in our Hitmakers column, while Madness singer Suggs tackles the Aftershow.
Polydor’s Jessie Reyez is On The Radar, we introduce Los Angeles trio Moaning in Making Waves and new Sky Atlantic drama Britannia is this week’s Sync Story.
Plus, there’s all the very latest charts news and analysis.
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