The new issue of Music Week is out now, and it’s a 1975 bonanza.
The 1975’s leader Matthew Healy stars on the cover as we tell the story of the band’s epic two-album adventure, which concludes with Notes On A Conditional Form’s release on May 22.
Just after we met Healy to pick over the 22-track Notes… and talk about a whirlwind period for his band and one of the most engrossing campaigns of modern times, the UK went into lockdown.
We tracked him down to chat again and, over the course of two revelatory conversations, the frontman revealed all about the new album, discussed his position in pop culture and the music industry and lifted the lid on the rumours swirling around what happens next for The 1975.
This band’s story is not complete without their manager and label boss Jamie Oborne, and we spoke to the Dirty Hit founder at home in lockdown to find out how he’s keeping the campaign on the rails.
We joined Healy and Oborne in Los Angeles to launch their double campaign back in 2018, and now we bring you chapter two. Stay tuned to musicweek.com across the week for much more from The 1975.
Elsewhere in an action-packed issue, we investigate the importance of TikTok to artists in isolation and find Warner Records’ plans for Dua Lipa following the chart-topping success of Future Nostalgia. Plus, we bring you big news from Polydor.
Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now – already a million-seller – is the subject of the latest edition of Hitmakers and Jack Savoretti looks back on his story so far in The Aftershow.
Also inside this week is an in-depth look at the world of music accountancy, as a host of leading firms explain why theirs is one of the most important roles in the business.
We meet Bristol singer/songwriter Katy J Pearson in On The Radar and cover Powfu’s rise in Making Waves. Hanglands director Harry Ridgway is profiled in Rising Star and there’s a big sync from Homebase in Sync Story.
Alongside all that, we bring you the very latest charts, news and analysis.
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