New edition of Music Week out now

New edition of Music Week out now

The new issue of Music Week is out now and is headlined by an extensive, career-spanning interview with pop royalty Take That.

We speak to cover stars Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, along with Universal Music's David Joseph and Tom March, to talk three decades of hits and splits ahead of their 30th anniversary next year. We also take a look at their incredible success on the live circuit, with contributions from SJM Concerts MD Simon Moran, Kennedy Street Enterprises boss Danny Betesh, musical director Mike Stevens and creative director Kim Gavin.

In this week's Big Story we reveal the declining number of British artists to have reached No.1 in the albums chart this year and speak to leading execs about the challenges that presents the business. 

Elsewhere in news, Muse’s publisher, Warner/Chappell's Mike Smith, discusses the band's chart-topping new album Simulation Theory, while there's some huge news from Universal Music Publishing Group UK MD Mike McCormack.

We also take a look back at the highlights of the recent Music Week Women In Music Awards and present a special report on the hotly-contested ticketing industry. 

In Hitmakers, singer-songwriter Kirty Bertarelli recalls penning the All Saints No.1 Black Coffee, while Absolute MD/co-owner Henry Semmence takes the spotlight in The Aftershow. 

Island Records marketing manager Hayley Marchant is our latest Rising Star slot and Notion culture editor Stephanie Bergvelt-Vassileiou offers her hottest tips in this week's Tastemakers.

On The Radar features good-time star Mr Eazi and punk prospects Fountaines DC are Making Waves. Sync Story, meanwhile, looks at TV drama Killing Eve's hook-up with Irish trio Unloved. 

Alongside all of that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.

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