The new edition of Music Week is out now, and we welcome Mumford & Sons to our cover for the first time as they announce the release of their fourth album, Delta. In our huge cover feature, the full band trace their journey so far and outline the stadium-sized ambitions for the next campaign.
Elsewhere, we look at the rise and rise of VR technology and how it is impacting the music business with insight from Melody VR and Warner Music.
In news, we speak to team Wolf Alice following their Mercury Prize win, Parlophone reveal how Paul Weller is reaching new audiences and Deviate Digital’s Sammy Andrews sets the agenda for the inaugural Music Week Tech Summit.
In Hitmakers, Sony/ATV songwriter Rick Nowels recalls how a chance encounter with Madonna in New York led to her Ray Of Light classic The Power Of Good-Bye, while BBC Radio 2 Rock Show presenter Johnnie Walker looks back on his storied career in Aftershow.
Sync Story goes inside John Lewis/Waitrose and Queen’s link-up and North London siren Freya Riding is featured On The Radar and Brit skate-punk heroes Indoor Pets are Making Waves.
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