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 take an in-depth look at the future of the concert industry and examine how it can recover from the Covid-19 crisis.

Heavyweight live execs including AEG Presents' Jim King, CAA's Emma Banks, DHP Family's Dan Ealam and Anton Lockwood, Solo Agency's John Giddings, ATC's Alex Bruford and Sumit Bothra, Paul Reed of the Association Of Independent Festivals, David Bianchi of Various Artists Management, UTA agent Jules De Lattre and Stufish's Ray Winkler, as well as musician Frank Turner, discuss the way forward for the sector - with or without a coronavirus vaccine.  

In our latest Big Story, we report on the shifting media landscape amid speculation about the fate of Q Magazine. Leading music publicists join big name artists such as Liam Gallagher and Serge Pizzorno in rallying behind the publication and hailing its importance to the modern business.

Also in news, the Royal Albert Hall's Lucy Noble, chair of the National Arenas Association, provides an update on efforts to the get live music shows up and running again in the UK, while PPL chief Peter Leathem reflects on the organisation's record overall collection in 2019 and warns of the "big impact" lockdown is having on public performance income.

We crunch the numbers from the Q1 RAJAR analysis to find out how radio has been faring while the country has been stuck indoors. Station bosses open up about ratings, reshaped schedules and new roles.

Elsewhere, in her latest Viewpoint, Deviate Digital CEO Sammy Andrews explores the burning questions that will need to be addressed in our “new normal”.

Hitmakers sees Megaman revisit the making of So Solid Crew's No.1 smash 21 Seconds, which turns 20 next year, while producer and Louder Than Life founder Salaam Remi shares a few of his life lessons in The Aftershow.

Coventry rapper Pa Salieu takes the floor in On The Radar, composer Dave Connolly's soundtrack of Adidas' Ready For Sport campaign comes under the microscope in Sync Story and Parlophone-signed sensation S1mba is Making Waves. Prescription PR senior press officer Will Vincent is this week's Rising Star. 

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

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