New edition of Music Week out now

New edition of Music Week out now

The new issue of Music Week is out now and we welcome YouTube megastar KSI to the cover.

In the wake of the release of his debut album Dissimulation, the entertainer invites us on his mission to become the world’s biggest rapper, with help from manager Mams Taylor and UK label BMG

Elsewhere, in our latest analysis, we crunch the numbers and examine how lockdown is shaping listening habits, picking out the key trends from the Official Charts Company data across the period and quizzing experts from the BPI and ERA about what happens next. 

In this week's Big Story we speak to merch companies, who explain how they are adapting their operations following the shutdown of the live sector. Execs from major label operations, independents and D2C specialists reveal how the crisis has impacted sales and accelerated e-commerce.

Also in news, MIDEM director Alexandre Deniot tells us why the digital edition of the music conference can help the industry emerge from the Covid-19 crisis, and Compare The Market reveals its music ambitions after reunitingTake That with Robbie Williams for a one-off virtual performance. The price comparison website and its media agency VCCP take us inside the multi-million pound campaign to launch the Meerkat Music platform.

Hitmakers sees Limahl dissects Kajagoogoo’s breakthrough 1980s smash Too Shy, while hip-hop legend DJ Premier rolls back the years in The Aftershow. 

Utah indie crew The Aces star On The Radar, BMG Production Music head of production Sam Pake is this week's Rising Star and Dirty Hit's next in line Gia Ford is Making Waves. Sync Story, meanwhile, covers REO Speedwagon's link-up with the hit Netflix series Ozark and BBC Radio Manchester presenter Karen Gabay shares her favourite new sounds in Tastemakers. 

Alongside all that, we bring you the very latest charts, news and analysis.

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