New edition of Music Week out now

New edition of Music Week out now

We’re digging into the live industry this week, as Ticketmaster MD Andrew Parsons stars on the cover of the new edition of Music Week.

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.

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. We quiz the Sunrise Records boss alongside top names from across the industry to find out what the future holds for HMV.

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.

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…

We meet Atlantic’s pop prospect Maisie Peters in On The Radar, while Making Waves features New York-based newcomer Lolo Zouaï. Sync Story goes behind the scenes of Ikea’s new hook up with Roy Orbison.

In Hitmakers this week, star songwriter Tim Laws relives the remarkable story of Gabrielle’s smash Dreams, which was released in 1993. 

Sitting pretty at the top of the albums chart, The Specials are enjoying a fruitful comeback. The perfect time, then, for guitarist Lynval Golding to take on The Aftershow.

Alongside all of that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.

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