This week, Music Week digs into the live industry as Ticketmaster MD Andrew Parsons stars on the cover of our new edition. An audience with the Live Nation-owned company’s UK boss is a hot ticket, and we ask all the big questions, from secondary ticketing and bots, to the stadium boom and the Spice Girls. Don’t miss this one.
Also inside, and as they ride the wave of new album Half Way There, we go deep with Busted to unravel their transition from superstar boyband to bona fide rock band. Theirs is quite the industry story…
Elsewhere in the issue, as HMV’s takeover situation rumbles on, we get the full lowdown on new owner Doug Putman’s plans to save the High Street music giant. Also in news, we reveal big developments at Dirty Hit, and there’s the very latest on a brand new deal for Bucks Music Group.
Plus! We meet Atlantic’s pop prospect Maisie Peters in On The Radar, Tim Laws recalls making Gabrielle’s legendary track Dreams in Hitmakers, and The Specials’ guitarist Lynval Golding takes on The Aftershow. Alongside all of that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.