The new edition of Music Week is out now, as we welcome Polydor’s superstar Mabel to our cover.
In our huge interview, we speak about her journey to becoming the UK’s latest global breakthrough star, covering everything from mental health to making your artistic vision work in the business. Plus, there’s campaign insight from Polydor co-president Ben Mortimer and Mabel’s manager Radha Medar.
Elsewhere in the issue, we speak to Ivors Academy chair Crispin Hunt to discuss all things songwriting – from fair remuneration, nurturing new talent, diversity and much, much more.
In news, we speak to Dirty Hit founder Jamie Oborne about The 1975’s plans for their next album and highly-anticipated Reading/Leeds Festival headline slot. Plus, Sony/ATV talk about the unprecedented licensing of The Beatles’ backcatalogue for Danny Boyle’s new film, Yesterday, and there's some huge signing news from BMG.
RuthAnne reflects on writing Britney Spears’ global smash Work Bitch in Hitmakers, while Lewis Capaldi shares some of his wit and wisdom in The Aftershow.
Brighton’s soul sensation Celeste is featured in On The Radar, Never Fade Records’ Orna Lyons is this week's Rising Star and DJ Beth Sheldrick reveals her favourite new sounds in Tastemakers.
Sync Story looks at the partnership between Converse and EarthEater, while Making Waves shines a light on Sheffield indie crew Before Breakfast.
As well as all of that, as usual, there’s the very latest, charts, news and analysis.
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