Semtex interviewed Ms Banks for the Who We Be Talks series on Spotify earlier this year, and both open up about the role the podcast plays in the UK scene in our cover story. Plus, Spotify execs James Cator and Safiya Lambie-Knight weigh in on a booming area of the industry.
In a special feature, we meet the people behind the most essential podcasts around, from Rolling Stone and Mojo, to The Receipts Podcast, Daniel P Carter’s SWIM Podcast and beyond.
Also in a busy features section, we go behind the scenes at All Points East and BST Hyde Park with Music Week Award-winners AEG.
This week’s Big Story welcomes the return of National Album Day, as the BPI’s Geoff Taylor and ERA’s Kim Bayley look ahead to this year’s edition of the event.
Also in news, there are red hot stories from BBC Radio 1 and Island Records.
There’s yet another big name in The Aftershow, as Beggars Music boss Andy Heath shares his life lessons.
Johnny Marr tells the story of Electronic’s Get The Message in Hitmakers.
New York soul singer Amber Mark is On The Radar, while we introduce The Paranoyds in Making Waves. Netflix hit Super Drags and Brazilian singer Pabllo Vittar are in Sync Story and Brace Yourself PR’s Eki Igbinoba is our latest Rising Star.
Also this week, resident tech guru Sammy Andrews dishes out a brand new digital column.
As well as all that, there’s the very latest news, charts and analysis.
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