Music Week is delighted to disclose the unbelievable Arlo Parks as the duvet star of our newest situation.
And her upcoming second album brings trigger for celebration, not simply because a bona fide UK breakthrough success is about to return, however as a result of she does so with a plan to make the trade a greater place for artists. Along with her candid new report My Tender Machine on the horizon, Music Week joins the Mercury Prize-winning indie star to speak psychological well being, breaking large and making a distinction. On prime of that, we additionally get perception from her supervisor, Ali Raymond of Beatnik Artistic and Transgressive Information co-founder Toby L. That is the behind the scenes story of some of the vital data of the 12 months.
On the subject of The Music Week Interview, in the meantime, we now have one thing very large lined up as co-presidents Ed Howard and Briony Turner head up an Atlantic Information UK particular. Howard and Turner are on a scorching streak, as confirmed by their label profitable Document Firm Of The 12 months on the Music Week Awards in 2022. Simply over three years into their tenure, Music Week meets the long-serving Warner pair to debate their artist-first revolution, the state of UK expertise and why, for these two executives, life on the prime of a significant label won’t ever, ever be boring. As if that wasn’t sufficient, we additionally communicate to Atlantic’s EVP Austin Daboh, GM Liz Goodwin and MD/president of promotions Damian Christian for an all-encompassing have a look at the label.
Additionally within the options part, it’s nearly a 12 months since Pete Black left the most important label plugging world behind to affix Ben Cooper’s radio revolution at Bauer Media Audio, and the corporate’s new director of music is loving life on the opposite aspect of the fence. Music Week meets the chief to speak breaking expertise, delivering what the trade needs and ringing the modifications.
Plus! Earache Information could have began 2023 with notable chart success, however the label has been firmly on the up for some time now, bucking trade traits to penetrate the mainstream with heavy various music. UK label head Tim Bailey tells Music Week how he and the group have achieved it and talks rock, threat taking and rewards…
Lastly on this month’s options part, we ship a particular report on the thriving neighbouring rights sector. It might not be the flashiest a part of the music trade, nevertheless it stakes a daring declare as considered one of its most vital and to show simply that, we collect a collection of the important thing gamers to debate the fall-out from the 2020s NR growth, discuss worldwide growth and look forward to the way forward for a sector that simply received’t stand nonetheless…
This month’s version of Hitmakers sees Cat Burns look again on the making of her viral smash Go. In the meantime, the brand new version of Mentor Me – a collaboration between Music Week and Women I Charge – sees Kamille reveal her prime profession ideas for coming into the world of songwriting.
Nick Stewart stars in The Aftershow because the A&R who signed U2 to Island in 1980 – who’s now CEO of anti-piracy enterprise TCAT – reminisces about Bono, Irving Azoff , Chris Blackwell and extra…
On this month’s Massive Story, we dig deep into the return of Document Retailer Day, trying on the new developments happening in 2023. Additionally in Frontline, RCA and BBC Radio 1 execs open up in regards to the ongoing marketing campaign for the US R&B star SZA’s gold-certified album, SOS, which has turn out to be a worldwide phenomenon. In our Highlight Q&A, in the meantime, Sacha Lord, co-founder of Parklife & Warehouse Venture, talks tickets, sustainability and backing the North.
This month’s On The Radar star is Libianca – a reputation which is reverberating all over the world proper now, due to her seismic viral smash Folks. Music Week meets the Minnesota-based singer to speak stardom, psychological well being and therapeutic whereas Incoming sees Billie Marten tee up the discharge of her new album Drop Cherries. On prime of that, Making Waves options rising Since ’93/Sony Music dance act Mette, plus our sync story profiles Parlophone-signed Gabriels’ hook up with Tanqueray.
Rising Star profiles Rob Harrison, the founding father of Hear Generously who was chargeable for pulling collectively the award-winning Island act FLO. Elsewhere, our start-up of the month is rights administration platform Interstellar Music Providers whereas our featured podcast is Emily White’s How To Construct A Sustainable Music Profession undertaking.
In her new digital discourse column, Deviate Digital founder Sammy Andrews interrogates the perceived decline of social media networks whereas, in his new Centre Stage piece, Music Venue Belief CEO Mark Davyd argues why no extra arenas ought to open to host dwell music occasions within the UK till we, as an trade, can assure they’ve a dependable and sustainable future expertise pipeline that warrants them being opened.
And as ever, the expanded Archive part sees us flick by way of the pages of Music Week of yesteryear.
There’s all of this and our expanded month-to-month charts part, by which we current the Prime 75 Singles and Albums of the earlier month, accompanied by revamped evaluation pages, plus a bunch of latest listings. These embody specialist style Prime 20s for Americana, Classical, Hip-Hop & R&B, Jazz, Nation, Dance, People and Rock & Steel. The difficulty can also be house to streaming, compilations and vinyl charts.
The brand new situation of Music Week is accessible from March 14.
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