Taylor Swift stars on the cover of the new edition of Music Week, and the planet’s biggest star is here to talk business and music in an unmissable interview.
Swift released her seventh album Lover earlier this year, and she sat down with us to chart her story so far and talk all things music industry, from her early days in Nashville, to her groundbreaking deal with Republic. Plus, Universal Music chairman & CEO David Joseph and Republic CEO Monte Lipman attempt to define the magic that makes Swift a pop phenomenon.
David Joseph and The BRITs lead this week’s news section, as we bring you the only interview with the Universal boss about the all-new BRIT Awards 2020.
Also in news, we catch up with the country community ahead of the CMAs and bring you the lowdown on the George Michael estate’s plans for the upcoming Last Christmas film.
We welcome rock royalty in the shape of ELO supremo Jeff Lynne, who dusts off some of the best stories we’ve heard in ages, and discusses his new record, From Out Of Nowhere.
We go from one legend to another this week, as Rick Astley tackles The Aftershow, looking back on a colourful pop career.
There’s a great story behind Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe, too, and co-writer and Marianas Trench singer Josh Ramsay tells it in detail in this week’s edition of Hitmakers.
Then there’s the small matter of the Q3 RAJAR analysis, as we gather the radio sector’s biggest names to chew over the latest figures. Elsewhere, Deviate Digital’s Sammy Andrews returns with her latest digital column.
Rap force Brooke Candy is On The Radar, Australian pop newcomer Banoffee is Making Waves and a there’s a classic from Hot Chocolate in Sync Story. Facebook’s Diana Donnelly talks about her music biz life in Rising Star.
Alongside all that, there’s all the very latest news, charts and analysis.
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