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Issue Date: 13 October 2017
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- In a special feature, the new-look Music Week pays tribute to the genius of George Michael, as George's manager David Austin talks us through the iconic singer-songwriter's incredible career and Sony Music reveals its plans to protect and preserve the singer’s musical legacy. Plus, as a new documentary airs and Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1 is reissued, we look back at the court case that changed the music industry forever.
- It’s Q3 analysis time as Music Week and a range of top executives crunch the quarterly figures and pick out the key market trends. Plus: labels weigh in on the difficulties of keeping an album in the upper echelons of the chart, as Music Week research suggests longevity is harder than ever to achieve for albums.
- Andy Burrows talks about Razorlight’s America in this week’s Hitmakers, there’s a huge Vinyl & Hardware special, Chris Rea reveals all about his incredible career and Sync Awards host Shaun Keaveny takes on The Aftershow.
- Elsewhere in your new-look issue, there’s exclusive news from PPL and Ticketmaster, political punks Priests gatecrash On The Radar, the archive slot takes you back to 1987 plus there’s all our enhanced news, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.