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Issue Date: 23 April 2018

  • This week’s Music Week features one of the biggest music industry stories of recent times, as PPL and PRS For Music come together in a historic public performance licensing joint venture. With revenues of £300m on the line for rights-holders, PPL CEO Peter Leathem, PRS CEO Robert Ashcroft and JV MD Suzanne Smith explain why the new company is such a big deal…
  • Also in this action-packed issue, we take an in-depth look at The Greatest Showman phenomenon. Going behind the scenes with the songwriters and label execs who put together the soundtrack, we tell the full story of the album that just won’t stop selling.
  • Elsewhere, we get the lowdown on the Arctic Monkeys’ hotly-anticipated return; BBC radio and music boss Bob Shennan takes a long hard look at the state of play in radio as part of our MUSEXPO preview; we catch up with the team at Music Week Award-winning venue Brudenell Social Club and their mission to protect the grassroots circuit; and Music Week Awards host Lauren Laverne gives us her life lessons in The Aftershow.
  • Plus! There’s huge news from IMPEL and Dice; Dave Stewart talks Eurythmics’ There Must Be An Angel in Hitmakers; Cuckoolander crashlands in On The Radar and Sync Story goes behind the scenes on that Paloma Faith Skoda ad. And there’s all our usual enhanced news, new music, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics.
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