In the new issue of Music Week, out now, we catch up with white hot indie label Partisan Records to find out about its mission to redefine music culture.
We meet up with president Tim Putnam, MD Zena White and GM, international Jeff Bell, along with Idles leader Joe Talbot and Fontaines DC singer Grian Chatten, to talk the Mercury Prize, progress and more.
To mark the end of the summer, we host our annual festival roundtable with Glastonbury and The Great Escape’s Martin Elbourne, Isle Of Wight Festival promoter John Giddings, End Of The Road MD Lauren Down, From The Fields director Ben Robinson, Standon Calling founder Alex Trenchard and Association Of Independent Festivals CEO Paul Reed, who reflect on the highs and lows of the 2019 season.
In this week's Big Story we look ahead to BBC Radio 2's flagship Hyde Park festival with contributions from the station's head of music Jeff Smith, BMG's Gemma Reilly, Atlantic's Damian Christian, Virgin EMI's Bruno Morelli and Mark Dowling of Absolute.
Also in news, Warehouse Project co-founder Sam Kandel shares his ambitions for the series in its new 10,000-capacity Manchester venue, Depot at Mayfield, and former Muse tour director Glen Rowe speaks exclusively to Music Week about his next move.
Meanwhile, star songwriter Amy Wadge discusses her streaming success and her TV-led revival as a solo artist after soundtracking the BBC One drama Keeping Faith.
Rising Star is BMG A&R manager Dan Owusu and BT Sport head of music Pete Kelly is this week's Tastemaker, while Phoebe Green dissects her oddball pop in On The Radar. Elsewhere Irish rapper Nealo features in Making Waves and Lizzo's collaboration with Fiat is the subject of Sync Story.
Plus, there’s all our usual news, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.
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