The new issue of Music Week is out now as we welcome Amazon Music UK director Paul Firth to our cover. In our comprehensive interview, Firth guides us through Amazon’s streaming masterplan: including how they approach their competition, the future of voice control and why, when all’s said and done, they’re already a lot bigger than they thought they were going to be since launching…
Elsewhere in the issue, and with the music business landscape changing by the day, Music Week delivers a special report on the new ecosystem that is affecting law firms providing services to the biz.
Also in the issue, we arrange a roundtable discussion with ERA chief executive Kim Bayley, HMV head of music John Hirst, Rough Trade Retail co-owner Nigel House, Proper Music Group product manager Alice Mills, and former Tesco head of music Michael Mulligan to cover all things retail. Plus, Deviate Digital CEO Sammy Andrews weighs in on the Article 13 debate in her monthly column.
In this week's Big Story, we look at the challenge of selling 100k in the modern charts, Coldplay manager Dave Holmes talks the Head Full Of Dreams film, and Alison Wenham takes us inside the annual WINTEL report.
Deezer artist marketing manager Sage Olito is our latest Rising Star slot and The Line Of Best Fit news editor Cerys Kenneally offers his hottest musical tip in this week's Tastemakers.
On The Radar features flamenco-inspired singer/songwriter/producer Rosalia, and folk duo Saint Sister is Making Waves. Sync Story, meanwhile, looks at Kindom Choir and Coca-Cola’s hook up.
Alongside all of that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.
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