In the new issue of Music Week we welcome Ward Thomas to our cover. Last time the country duo released an album they scored a surprise No.1 in the UK charts… But can they pull it off again? We travel to their home in Hampshire to find out, plus we get campaign insight from Sony’s Phil Savill and their WTW management team.
In the Big Story, Music Week crunches the numbers to find out if radio can still create big hits. Also in news, we get the lowdown on Bring Me The Horizon’s global ambitions and we catch up with Disturbing London.
Elsewhere, we take an in-depth look into the world of the reimagined world of BBC Radio 2 with interviews with Zoe Ball, Sarah Cox Trevor Nelson, Jo Whiley, plus station bosses Lewis Carnie and Jeff Smith. On top of that, Music Week delivers a special report on the burgeoning Label Services sector.
Hitmakers sees The Killers’ Dave Keuning reflect on writing the classic Mr Brightside and Royal Albert Hall artistic director Lucy Noble shares a few life lessons in The Aftershow.
Breakout star Ava Max appears in this week’s On The Radar to talk about how she scored a No.1 hit.
The collaboration between HSBC and Jean-Michel Jarre is pored over in this week's Sync Story, music journalist Jesse Bernard shares her favourite sounds of the moment in Tastemakers and Celeste is Making Waves. Josh Sanger of Closer Artists is our latest Rising Star.
Alongside all of that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.
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