Ahead of the pop icon's return to the UK this week, we speak to Braun, Republic Records' Michael Alexander and Island Records UK boss Louis Bloom about the game-changing Sweetener and Thank U, Next campaigns. We also go inside the Sweetener World Tour with Live Nation's Kelly Chappel and Anna-Sophie Mertens, and Seven Design Works creative visionary LeRoy Bennett.
Elsewhere, wth a host of new breakfast presenters settling in across the main radio stations, our dissection of the latest RAJAR figures makes for very interesting reading indeed while, in a special report, we take a look at the booming business of royalty collections.
This week's news section is led by HMV's vinyl strategy, as label execs remain upbeat on the future of the format despite its Q2 sales slowdown. In addition, Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels explains how its new streaming service for DJs can bring in "tens of millions of dollars" in rights income to the sector.
In Hitmakers, Starsailor frontman James Walsh revisits the story of the band's 2003 Top 10 hit Silence Is Easy – one of the last productions by infamous producer Phil Spector – and chart-topping singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield reflects on her life in music so far in The Aftershow.
London rapper Headie One is spotlighted On The Radar, Time Management's Georgia Strawson takes the Rising Star slot and J Rick is Making Waves.
Untitled 909 editor Chanel Kadir shares her favourite new sounds in Tastemakers and sync king Love Island's partnership with Maisie Peters is the focus of Sync Story.
As well as all that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and market shares.
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