New edition of Music Week out now

New edition of Music Week out now

The new issue of Music Week is out now, and it’s a physical music special.

For this week’s cover story, we get up close and personal in an exclusive interview with new HMV owner Doug Putman, as he reveals his plans for the future of the High Street retail giant.

Of course, music retail extends far beyond HMV, and we have a huge Record Store Day 2019 preview ahead of 2019’s Super Saturday for vinyl.

UK co-coordinator Megan Page gives us the lowdown on this year’s event and analyses the state of play in the sector, while we speak to one of its biggest artist advocates, punk hellraiser Frank Carter.

Alongside all that, we check the pulse of the vinyl market and also look at the growth in sales of the humble cassette.

The Big Story breaks down the Q1 figures after another good quarter for the biz, and we bring you big news from team Mabel.

We meet Kentucky rockers Cage The Elephant and Q Prime legend Peter Mensch to find out how they’re gunning for the big time with upcoming album Social Cues.

Olly Murs looks back on his million-selling No.1 Dance With Me Tonight in Hitmakers, while Roundhouse head of music Jane Beese tackles The Aftershow.

Streaming sensation Lauv stars in On The Radar, Molly Rainford is in Making Waves and there’s a big sync from Audi. Clare Everson of Manners McDade is our latest Rising Star.

Plus, there’s all the very latest charts, news and analysis.

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