The new issue of Music Week is out now, and in our exclusive cover feature we speak to Lucie Caswell for her first interview since taking the role of CEO of the Featured Artists Coalition. A key voice in fighting for artists’ rights, Caswell tells us all about about streaming, copyright and why the music industry could yet save Brexit…
Also in the issue, we pay our respect to Aretha Franklin, rounding up a host of moving personal tributes and reflections from leading names in the biz. Elsewhere, we take a look at London’s hottest new venue complex, Printworks, and we go inside the films with live orchestras phenomenon.
In news, we speak to Greg James about his first week presenting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, AIM chief Paul Pacifico dissects the Spotify equity windfall for indie labels and we look at Bugzy Malone’s big new album.
Elite songwriter Justin Tranter stars in this week's Hitmakers to reveal the studio secrets behind Justin Bieber’s monster smash Sorry, and Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart talks us through his life lessons in The Aftershow.
Music Managers Forum events coordinator Joseph Lever occupies the Rising Star slot and Mixmag/Paper journalist Leah Connolly reveals her favourite new sounds in Tastemakers, while On The Radar focuses on Tirzah.
Sync Story examines Amy Macdonald’s collabo with Disney comedy Patrick and singer/songwriter Beth Lowen - aka Lion – is 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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