Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

When Lewis Capaldi got here again with Overlook Me in September, its success immediately made a mockery of the concept the Scottish singer may slip from public consciousness.

Now, Music Week is delighted to welcome Capaldi again for his third cowl, as we kick off the marketing campaign for his massively anticipated second album Damaged By Need To Be Heavenly Despatched with an in-depth interview. Over breakfast in London, James Hanley unpicks the celebrity’s journey to date and finds out all the things in regards to the new file, taking in tales of Sir Lucian Grainge, Sir Elton John, Max Martin and extra. Capaldi additionally speaks candidly about his psychological well being and his latest resolution to speak publicly about his struggles with Tourette’s Syndrome.

In the meantime, Capaldi is joined by EMI co-president Rebecca Allen, MD Clive Cawley and their staff, plus agent Ryan Penty of Wasserman Music, to map out the marketing campaign for a file that guarantees to be enormous. Suffice to say, Capaldi blows aside the notion of a “troublesome second album” (worn proudly on his T-shirt in our shoot) with a blockbuster interview.

Additionally inside this month, we staff up with the Official Charts Firm to plot the historical past of the Official Singles Chart, which is celebrating its seventieth anniversary. Chief govt Martin Talbot writes completely for Music Week in regards to the significance of the chart, earlier than guiding us via its story to date, decade by decade.

If 2022 has been the yr of dance music, then Defected CEO Wez Saunders has been on the centre of the story. Having taken over management of the impartial from founder Simon Dunmore again in the summertime, Saunders is the topic of this month’s Music Week Interview, through which he lays out his imaginative and prescient for the streaming-focused way forward for Defected.

It’s been a equally profitable yr for Burna Boy’s mom and supervisor Bose Ogulu, who’s being honoured on the Artist & Supervisor Awards this month. To have fun, we verify in with the chief halfway via Burna Boy’s world tour to inform her story, from watching her father handle Fela Kuti, via to founding a profitable language college and later taking the choice to information her son’s musical profession and constructing the Spaceship Collective, an impartial administration, information and publishing enterprise.

Andrea Bocelli is reimagining the Christmas album this This autumn, joined for the primary time by his youngsters Matteo and Virginia for A Household Christmas, a brand new assortment of festive songs out now on Decca. Music Week meets the Bocelli household, plus his administration staff and Decca co-presidents Tom Lewis and Laura Monks to discover the mechanics of a Christmas marketing campaign.

Lastly on this month’s options part, we collect a choice of main names from the world of music distribution to debate the burning problems with the day in a particular report.

This month’s version of Hitmakers tells the story of I’m Good (Blue), which has been blowing up within the charts of late. We be part of songwriter Phil Plested to inform the story of how he got here to work with David Guetta and Bebe Rexha on their reimagining of Eiffel 65’s indelible hit.

In the meantime, the brand new version of Mentor Me – a collaboration between Music Week and Ladies I Price– sees Island’s senior A&R supervisor Adele White shares her 5 prime ideas for making it in A&R.

In The Aftershow for December is Blur drummer, composer, activist and campaigner Dave Rowntree, who in January is ready so as to add going solo to his appreciable record of music business achievements. Forward of the discharge of his solo debut Radio Songs, we meet to debate Brexit, artist rights, Blur’s future and why he’ll all the time equate drumming with flying planes.

On this month’s Massive Story, we look forward to the Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Someone with insights from Main Wave’s Adam Lowenberg, who outlines the ambitions for {the catalogue} streaming influence of the film and different large plans for the long-lasting artist. Additionally in Frontline, we communicate to Peloton’s head of music Gwen Bethel Riley in regards to the rising alternatives for the music business with the health app.

In our Highlight Q&A, newly promoted Downtown Music president Pieter van Rijn opens up in regards to the modifications on the companies firm together with the growth of its Fuga division, which has constructed up its worldwide consumer base since Van Rijn joined as CEO again in 2014. 

Gracie Abrams discusses channelling her feelings into uncooked pop music within the newest version of On The Radar, because the LA-based singer trails her debut full-length album and talks working alongside The Nationwide’s Aaron Dessner.

This month’s Making Waves options Island prospect Sam Tompkins, whereas Dua Lipa’s cowl of George Michael’s Religion for a YSL advert is the topic of Sync Story.

Rising Star profiles Claudia Arach, world streaming supervisor for companies & Africa at Platoon, whereas this month’s Begin-Up is licensing market Dequency and our featured podcast Jackie Of All Trades explores new methods to construct a profession.

Incoming sees Gabrielle Aplin open up about her upcoming album Phosphorescent and mirror on life after the hype machine.

In his new Centre Stage column Music Venue Belief CEO Mark Davyd assesses the well being of the grassroots sector.

In the meantime, in her Digital Discourse column, Sammy Andrews asks how we will take advantage of This autumn.

And as ever, the expanded Archive part sees us flick via the pages of Music Week of yesteryear. 

There’s all of this and our expanded month-to-month charts part, through which we current the High 75 Singles and Albums of the earlier month, accompanied by revamped evaluation pages, plus a number of recent listings. These embody specialist style High 20s for Americana, Classical, Hip-Hop & R&B, Jazz, Nation, Dance, Folks and Rock & Steel. The problem can be residence to streaming, compilations and vinyl charts.

The brand new situation of Music Week is on the market from November 15.

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