New edition of Music Week out now

New edition of Music Week out now

The new edition of Music Week is out now, and we welcome a familiar face to the cover as Mumford & Sons musician and entrepreneur Ben Lovett steps into the spotlight.

The Communion co-founder takes us inside his burgeoning live music empire, which already includes the acclaimed Omeara in London Bridge and is about to expand with the addition of Lafayette in King's Cross. In an in-depth interview, Lovett reveals all about his hopes for the resurgent grassroots sector, his love of all things independent and the world famous band that got away.

In this week's Big Story, we have all the fallout from the 2020 BRIT Awards. Chairman David Joseph gives his verdict on the revamped ceremony, while label execs size up the opportunities for the night's winners and performers.

In other news, Polydor unveil a huge new signing and Proper Music MD Drew Hill explains why physical sales are still crucial for the industry in the streaming era.

Elsewhere, we pull out the key trends from a busy Q4 in our latest RAJAR report and present a special report on label services.

Hitmakers takes us back to the mid 2010s as singer Karen Harding recalls the remarkable story behind her Top 10 smash Say Something, which saw her team up with MNEK, while American rapper Wale holds court in The Aftershow.

Association Of Independent Music (AIM) business affairs manager Sara Al Hamad occupies the Rising Star slot, journalist Deep Shah is behind the wheel in Tastemakers and North London popster Mae Muller is On The Radar. 

In addition, Wens is Making Waves, while Sync Story looks at Monster Energy Supercross 3's partnership with 7deucedeuce.

Alongside all of that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.

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