The new edition of Music Week is out now, and for our cover feature we look at the impact of the #TheShowMustBePaused on the music industry.
Inside a host of key names from the black music community – from a variety of different sectors – shed light on their reaction to Black Out Tuesday, their experiences of both overt and covert racism and how it plays out in the industry, plus what they are now expecting to see from the labels, publishers and other organisations who have pledged to make a change.
Speaking to us inside for a cover story everyone working in the music industry needs to read are: Kanya King (founder/CEO, MOBO), Whitney Boateng (live booker, Metropolis Music/Live Nation), Afryea Henry-Fontaine (senior marketing manager, Virgin EMI), Kwame Kwaten (founder, Ferocious Talent Management/vice chair, MMF), Ray Blk, Alexandra Ampofo (live music promoter, Metropolis Music, Live Nation), Keith Harris (MD, Keith Harris Music) and Curtis Sharkey (music publicist).
In this week's news, BBC Music TV head of commissioning Jan Younghusband talks us through the Beeb's ongoing commitment to music programming during the coronavirus pandemic. Elsewhere, organisers of Lewis Capaldi’s recent ticketed acoustic livestream gig reveal the potential of the booming format and retailers and Polydor reflect on the incredible success of Lady Gaga’s new album Chromatica.
In Hitmakers, Toni Watson tells the story of the making of Tones And I’s global smash Dance Monkey. In Aftershow, meanwhile, Various Artists Management global CEO David Bianchi reflects on highlights from his career so far.
Irish hopefuls The Academic are profiled in On The Radar, Capital Xtra’s DJ Semtex shares his favourite new sounds in Tastemakers and ThisisNQ CEO Michael Adex is our latest Rising Star.
The partnership between Moving Out and Lenny Macaluso is explored in Sync Story, while Making Waves introduces new Neighbourhood signing Kamal.
Alongside all that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.