Legendary US exec Martin Bandier graces the cover of the new issue of Music Week ahead of his imminent departure from Sony/ATV.
The outgoing chairman and CEO sits down to talk big deals, great stories and explains why his exit from the publishing behemoth “is not a retirement situation".
Fresh talent dominates the news pages, as leading executives reveal their renewed optimism for securing artist breakthroughs in 2019, as Tom Walker and Lewis Capaldi enjoy chart success. There's some huge news from Warner/Chappell UK MD Mike Smith, who also weighs in on chart-topping star Dave, alongside producer Fraser T Smith and Spotify's Austin Daboh, as the rapper's debut album Psychodrama hits No.1 on the back of “massive” streaming numbers.
In a special report, we gather the biggest names in recruitment to analyse the current state of play regarding industry jobs.
Ahead of the inaugural Metal World Congress on March 22-23, event founder Alexander Milas gives a Viewpoint on why metal is now a truly global phenomenon.
Elsewhere, in Hitmakers, Cathy Dennis recalls creating the iconic Kylie Minogue smash Can't Get You Out Of My Head, while Unkle and Mo' Wax founder James Lavelle discusses his time in the biz in The Aftershow.
South London rapper Loski is featured On The Radar, United Talent Agency music coordinator James Osgood is this week's Rising Star and Resident Music co-founder Natasha Youngs shares her favourite new sounds in Tastemakers.
Sync Story looks at Ruelle's hook-up with online shopping company Very.co.uk, while indie pop hopefuls Body Type take the Making Waves slot.
Alongside all of that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.
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