All you need to know about our brilliant new issue of Music Business UK magazine is that there is a column written by Cher.
Yes, actual Cher.
Her contribution comes amid a career-spanning, 20-plus-page profile of Rob Dickins – one of the most successful British A&R executives of all time, the ex-boss of Warner Music UK… and not a man who regularly suffers from the urge to bite his tongue.
The Q2 2018 edition of Music Business UK is out now with physical subscribers, and will be with digital subscribers later this week.
There’s so much more in there, too – including…
- A behind-the-scenes investigation into Kobalt’s AWAL, via a revelatory interview with the company’s Willard Ahdritz and Lonny Olinick. Can AWAL really reinvent A&R and the financial risk associated with signing artists? Do its numbers stack up? And can it prevent its biggest stars from being dazzled by major label cheques?
- In-depth, inspirational interviews with some of the most interesting (and successful) people in the modern UK music business, including Virgin EMI GM Rob Pascoe, Red Light UK boss James Sandom, Sound Advice partner Sonia Diwan, Kobalt’s UK Head of Creative Alison Donald, Leland Music founder (and sync queen) Abi Leland, Ditto Music co-founder Lee Parsons and East West marketing whizz Angie Somerside;
- Smart columns covering a wide range of topics – from streaming to networking and, yes, even failure – from the likes of Peter Robinson, Cliff Fluet, Jane Dyball, Iain McNay and Steve Redmond;
- A special celebration of the Now That’s What I Call Music! series as it celebrates its 100th edition;
- A look-back at the launch of Craig David’s seminal Born To Do It album – by the people in the driving seat of its launch – in our regular The Reunion series.
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