New edition of Music Week out now

New edition of Music Week out now

The new issue of Music Week is out now as we welcome the Kanneh-Masons to our cover.

Following global chart success for cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the emergence of his older sister and label mate Isata, we speak to the Kanneh-Masons ahead of releasing their first group album. Also joining the siblings in the interview are Decca’s Dominic Fyfe and manager Kathryn Enticott who reflect on this virtuoso family phenomenon and their ambitions to help classical music reach a whole new audience... 

Also in the issue, and keeping to the family theme, we speak to UK country duo Ward Thomas as sister Catherine and Lizzy talk not only about their new album Invitation, but also why it was so important to sign up as ambassadors of National Album Day 2020.

Our latest Big Story is one you can’t afford to miss as we unpack Q3 in numbers. With BPI boss Geoff Taylor in tow, we give an essential overview of how retail and labels defied the coronavirus pandemic to post some big results.

Elsewhere, we speak to Blue Raincoat Music’s Jeremy Lascelles and Robin Millar about their bold relaunch of Chrysalis Records as a frontline label. With a little help from Laura Marling, the duo take us inside their big plans for the future…

Plus, we speak to Senbla CEO Ollie Rosenblatt about some big festival news and National Album Day organiser Megan Page reveals the exclusive releases heading our way for the annual celebration of the LP.

Elite songwriter Sarah Hudson recalls the making of Dua Lipa’s smash single Physical in Hitmakers, while National Album Day ambassador Toyah Willcox reflects on her life and times in the music business in The Aftershow…

The Interrupters' hook up with Netflix/Umbrella Academy is explored in Sync Story and American singer-songwriter Aerial East takes the floor in Making Waves. Supernature marketing manager Rukaiyah Qazi is this week's Rising Star. 

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

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