The new issue of Music Week is out now as we welcome Ed Sheeran's UK tour co-promoter DHP Family to the cover.
We sit down with MD George Akins, live directors Anton Lockwood and Dan Ealam, promoter Scott O'Neill and head of marketing Kelly Bennaton to find out how the venue operator and reigning Music Week Awards Promoter Of The Year made it to the top.
Inside, we also unveil the hotly-anticipated shortlists for this year's Music Week Awards ahead of the 2020 ceremony at Battersea Evolution in May.
In news, the team behind My Chemical Romance speak out about their mega-selling comeback, while EMI MD Clive Cawley tells us how a streaming hit helped propel Blossoms to their second No.1 album.
Elsewhere, Music Week investigates the rise of neo-classical artists, including the late-night vibes of composer Max Richter and publishing powerhouse Music Sales Group - recently rebranded as Wise Music Group - details its masterplan to spread classical music across the globe.
In Hitmakers, Ash's Tim Wheeler revisits the band's 2001 pop-punk banger Burn Baby Burn and Editors frontman Tom Smith rolls back the years in The Aftershow.
In her latest Viewpoint, Deviate Digital boss Sammy Andrews weighs in on the future of the BBC and its importance to the music business.
Manchester band Larkins are showcased On The Radar, Ozone Music co-founder and Blueprint Management director Ashley Perry is this week's Rising Star and journalist Steven Loftin shares his favourite new sounds in Tastemakers.
Punk rockers Dream Nails are Making Waves, while Sync Story focuses on the link-up between PlayStation and Solomon Grey.
Alongside all of that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.
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