The new edition of Music Week is out now and Ashley “Dotty” Charles stars on the cover to mark her arrival at Apple Music.
With a new radio show and remit to nurture black music on the platform, Dotty sets out her agenda in an in-depth conversation, which takes in her stellar years at BBC Radio 1Xtra, the best of the UK scene, the radio vs streaming debate and much more. Plus, George Ergatoudis leads an array of leading execs and artists who all pay tribute to the presenter and her work to date.
New UK Music boss Jamie Njoku-Goodwin talks exclusively to Music Week about the future of the music business in this week’s Big Story, which comes just weeks after he took on the top job in one of the toughest years the industry has ever seen.
Also in news, we catch up with team Elton John and hear from key US execs on what President-Elect Joe Biden’s upcoming term could mean for the business.
We relive 30 years of priceless pop memories with UTA superstar agent Gary Howard in a riveting interview, while a packed features section also includes a sit-down with Red Light Management’s UK team, who talk breaking artists during a pandemic year.
Songwriter David Stewart tells the explosive story of BTS’ first English language single Dynamite in Hitmakers, while legendary singer Russell Watson shares his memories from a life in music in The Aftershow.
Breakout 2020 star and maker of sparkling guitar pop Baby Queen discusses her year so far and weighs in on Donald Trump in On The Radar, while punk crew Chubby And The Gang star in Making Waves. Sync Story features Disney’s Christmas hook up with Griff.
Alongside all that, we bring you all the very latest news, charts and analysis.
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