New edition of Music Week out now

New edition of Music Week out now

The new issue of Music Week is out now as we welcome the one and only Gorillaz to our cover for the first time.

As the music collective continue their star-studded Song Machine ‘season’ of monthly track ‘episodes’, Music Week catches up with Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, Eleven Mgmt & Parlophone Records to find out how they intend to change the way the music biz works... It’s a campaign like no other. 

Elsewhere, we look ahead to this month’s Hyundai Mercury Prize by gathering head judge Jeff Smith and a host of representatives from the shortlist to find out what the honour really means in 2020.

Plus, in an interview marking the firm’s 10th birthday and the success of its first virtual Junction 2 Festival, London Warehouse Events co-founders Paul Jack and Will Harold attempt to put the last few months into words – and map out an exciting future...

In this week's big story, Music Week has the world exclusive first interview with Warner Chappell’s new UK MD Shani Gonzales, who outlines her plans to help British talent achieve “global domination”.

Also in news, and fresh from making a big impact in the charts, Columbia reveal their long-term plans for Declan McKenna, while elsewhere we speak to the major labels about how they intend on getting staff (safely) back to their offices during the pandemic…

In Hitmakers, James Dean Bradfield reveals how the Manic Street Preachers united with The Cardigans’ Nina Persson for their No.2 smash Your Love Alone Is Not Enough. All Saints legend Shaznay Lewis is also on hand to reflect on her career highs and life-lessons in Aftershow.

Country’s TikTok sensations Avenue Beat are profiled in On The Radar, SJM Concerts’ Paris Harding is our latest Rising Star and The Line Of Best Fit's features editor Matthew Kent recommends his favourite new sounds in Tastemakers.

In addition, Sync Story looks at the recent BT Sport/Kojey Radical hook up, while Making Waves spotlights alt.pop star Baby Queen.

Alongside all that, we bring you the very latest charts, news and analysis.

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