The new edition of Music Week is out now, and this week’s issue seeks to answer one of the biggest questions in the modern biz: what is the role of the artist manager?
Who better to dish out answers and insight than Annabella Coldrick, Kwame Kwaten and Paul Craig of the Music Managers Forum? Three of the biggest names in the game, the trio are driving the MMF into a brave new era.
We caught up with them to reveal all about the thrills and spills associated with one of the most exciting areas of the industry.
There’s plenty going on in the artist services sector too, and we get right to the nitty-gritty, speaking to key players including Caroline International, CD Baby and more, in a special report.
Also this week, there’s the small matter of the Hyundai Mercury Prize. With the ceremony days away, we gather judges Annie Mac and Clara Amfo, panel chair Jeff Smith and his predecessor Simon Frith to find out exactly how the winner is decided.
In news, we have the lowdown on how Warner Records and UROK management plan to Liam Gallagher’s second album into the stratosphere. There are big revelations from Deezer, while Island Records president Louis Bloom plots world domination for Dermot Kennedy.
Ella Henderson recalls writing Ghost alongside Ryan Tedder in Hitmakers, while Warner’s Derek Allen takes on The Aftershow.
New Dirty Hit signing Beabadoobee is On The Radar, we find out what all the fuss is about Coventry crew Feet in Making Waves and Sync Story features a big football spot.
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