The new issue of Music Week is out now, and our very special cover feature showcases 41 bright ideas to reinvent the music industry. We asked some of the biggest names in the biz, from Lyor Cohen to Emily Eavis and Dua Lipa to Nile Rodgers, how they'd like to change the business. Their answers may surprise you...
In news, we look at the big touring artists who are retiring and question who might be replacing them as the headliners of the future. Elsewhere, there’s big news from Muse’s tour director and Team Jane McDonald talk about her big comeback.
Meanwhile, we crunch all the numbers that matter in our huge Q2 analysis report, Sir Richard Branson looks back at the phenomenal legacy of Now That’s What I Call Music as the brand reaches its 100th edition and Ticketmaster talk about their New Music platform.
Rick Astley stars in this week's Hitmakers talking about – what else? – Never Gonna Give You Up. Plus, ahead of touring the UK, the legendary Steven Van Zandt reflects on his career, covering everything from The E Street Band to The Sopranos.
2-Tone Entertainment/2TE Records’ A&R Jack Duckworth occupies the Rising Star slot and DJ Friction reveals his favourite new sounds in Tastemakers, while On The Radar focuses on rising R&B star Ella Mai. Sync Story examines Fivb/Nervo’s hook-up for the Volleyball Nations League (VNL), and Honeymoan are the latest brand new act to be Making Waves.
As well as all that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis, including our brand new Apple Music charts.
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