Beabadoobee is on the cover of the July issue of Music Week | Media

Beabadoobee is music weekthe newest cover star. In an epic interview, Bea Laus tells the story of Beatopia, her highly anticipated second record for Dirty Hit. The 22-year-old explains how what started as a figment of her childhood imagination has become a living indie rock record that reveals more about its creator than any of her previous albums.

Its release marks the next chapter for Beabadoobee, which is making up for lost time after lockdown restrictions put a temporary halt to its rapid rise. Laus spoke to Music Week on the road in the United States, where even not being stuck in a broken down tour bus could dampen her enthusiasm for her comeback. Dirty Hit and All On Red Management boss Jamie Oborne offered his vision for the new era for Beabadoobee and revealed campaign secrets, while agent Matt Bates unveiled the viral star’s live plan .

Also inside this month, Strat winner Barbara Charone dives into the vaults to share stories about Keith Richards, Madonna and her legendary music PR career on The Aftershow. Of course, this issue pays tribute to everyone who won big at the biggest Music Week Awards of all time in the form of a gallery that relives the best moments from a huge night that saw Atlantic, Polydor, Sony Music Publishing, Neighborhood Recordings, David Furnish and Rachael Paley. and many more win the prizes.

This month’s Music Week interview celebrates the life and times of PPL CEO Peter Leathem, who this year marks a decade at the helm of one of the industry’s most important companies. Alongside an interview that covers PPL’s ​​past, present and future, a selection of top executives also pay tribute to Leathem’s work.

Also celebrating a tenth anniversary, Maria May, Senior Officer and Head of Electronics/International at CAA. In our interview, May speaks candidly about the impact of Covid on her business and calls on both the music industry and the government to recognize the value of the night economy. Additionally, May talks to us about her role as an activist in music and beyond and calls for a more just and equal future for all.

Elsewhere in the articles, we profile Amanda Maxwell to find out how UK Music Futures Group is shaping the next generation of the business. Additionally, we sit down with execs Meenal Odedra, Frank Hamilton, and Preye Crooks to learn more about their roles in the project.

Also this month, Shani Gonzales, Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music UK, and Amber Davis, Head of A&R, sat down to tell us how the publisher became a hub for Afrobeats talent and made connections. strong between London, Lagos and beyond. They reveal why Afrobeats is such an influence on British music culture and how they’re helping it flourish ever more.

Completing the feature list is one of the most prominent indie rock bands. As Interpol prepares for the release of its seventh album The Other Side Of Make-Believe, we meet Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino, as well as Chris Lombardi and Alex Keague-Davies of Matador and James Sandom of Red Light Management, for discuss every detail of a remarkable track record. Our feature takes a deep dive into the longevity of the New York trio, not to mention their indelible impact on guitar music.

On Hitmakers this month, we talk to James ‘Yami’ Bell about the story behind Tiësto’s 2020 hit The Business. The latest edition of Mentor Me – a collaboration between Music Week and Girls I Rate – sees Dellessa James, Artist Relations Manager at Amazon Music UK, offer words of wisdom and advice to budding artists.

As Lizzo’s About Damn Time continues its assault on the singles chart, Atlantic co-president Briony Turner, Warner Chappell CEO and co-president, and Atlantic radio guru Damian Christian look to the next the American star’s album campaign in this month’s Big Story. Elsewhere in the news, we talk to Jim Chancellor, MD of Virgin Music Label & Artists Services, about Amazons’ groundbreaking NFT campaign.

Stem CEO Milana Lewis is in this month’s Spotlight Q&A, delivering a full interview in which she expands on the future of her company and the changing role of technology in the music industry.

On The Radar this month, British R&B star Bellah speaks candidly about her musical ambitions, the genre she loves and why she won’t stop working until her musical idols become her peers. On Making Waves, we meet 4AD’s newest signing, Bartees Strange, who explains why signing to the legendary indie label made all of his dreams come true.

Our latest rising star is Parlophone newcomer Michael Oyediran, while AIF’s Paul Reed tackles The Big Question ahead of a festival-filled summer.

Start Me Up features Web3 newcomer Marine Snow, while In Pod We Trust features Gigomi, a podcast for industry hopefuls.

Oh Wonder recounts how their music saved their relationship as we look forward to their brand new record 22 Make in the new edition of Incoming, while Campaign Trail sees Polydor’s Stepehen Hallowes presenting the major’s booth for Maggie’s new album Rogers, Surrender.

Sammy Andrews’ Digital Discourse column discusses the rise of song management and catalog acquisitions, and Mark Davyd’s latest Center Stage missive explains exactly how important the closure of Nambucca, North London, is for the future of the industry.

And as always, the expanded Archive section takes us through the pages of Music Week of yesteryear.

There’s all that and our expanded monthly charts section, where we showcase the top 75 singles and albums from the previous month, complete with revamped analysis pages, plus a host of new charts. These include the Top 20 Specialized Genres for Americana, Classical, Hip-Hop & R&B, Jazz, Country, Dance, Folk, and Rock & Metal. The issue is also home to streaming, compilations, and vinyl.

The new issue of Music Week is available from June 19.

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