In the new edition of Music Week, we welcome Nashville superstar Luke Combs to the cover for the first time ever as he heads up our Country Special 2020. In our huge cover feature we travel to Music City to look at his journey from being an independent artist in 2015 to now securing 50 weeks at No.1 in the States, five billion streams and headlining this week’s C2C Festival. Combs, as well as his co-manager Lynn Oliver-Cline and Sony Music Nashville chairman & CEO Randy Goodman, tell us how he did it…
But that’s just for starters. Also in our country special is Ashley McBryde who, ahead of releasing her highly-anticipated new album Never Will, talks about how she found success on her own terms, with extra insight from Q Prime Management and Warner Music UK.
Plus, we take an in-depth look at the rise and rise of country music streaming with Spotify, Amazon and many more explaining how it's outperforming the market.
In a special country-themed hitmakers, we speak to the legendary Liz Rose about working with Taylor Swift on her defining song All Too Well, while in The Aftershow C2C promoter Chris York reflects on the growth of the genre in the UK as well as his time working with Oasis…
BMG’s country signing Twinnie is On The Radar, Kalie Shorr is Making Waves and Warner Music’s Noémie Lefort talks about her music biz life in Rising Star.
In this week’s news section, as look at how the music business has been impacted by the coronavirus, while there’s big news from Warner Chappell.
Alongside all that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.
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