Rina Sawayama covers the September difficulty of Music Week | Media

Say whats up to pop’s new various: Rina Sawyama is Music Week’s September cowl star.

Forward of the discharge of her bombastic second album Maintain The Woman, Sawayama is joined by label Soiled Hit and administration staff Home Of Us to inform a narrative of identification, development and rise up. 

In a no holds barred interview, the star – who first broke by way of in lockdown again in 2020 – reveals what it was like to put in writing a brand new album with out with the ability to tour the primary and the influence it made on her psychological well being. Having already modified the foundations on the BRITs, the star units out her plan to make the music trade extra progressive and requires us all to maneuver on from pop’s drained tropes.

Alongside Sawayama in calling for change this month are our earlier cowl stars the Black Music Coalition. Chair and govt committee member Sheryl Nwosu writes solely for us concerning the BMC’s just lately unveiled Excellence Honourees listing, which the organisation conceived to shine a lightweight on the very best Black expertise within the enterprise.

We additionally meet 4 of this 12 months’s honourees – Motown UK/EMI’s Knacai Ceres-McLeod, LiveSource’s Debbie Gayle, YMU Group’s Shanice McConnachie and Parlophone’s Sthenkosi ‘Kosi’ Sompeta – to listen to their tales.

Brett Morgen’s upcoming movie Moonage Daydream is about to make its mark as the primary official David Bowie documentary, and we convey you the complete story in a particular function. Alongside Morgen, we speak to Warner Chappell Music’s Man Moot and BMG’s Fred Casimir to learn how Moonage Daydream can add a brand new dimension to an already legendary legacy.

This month’s Music Week Interview sees SoundCloud CEO Michael Weissman mirror on the persevering with restoration of the enterprise, which, beneath his stewardship, has moved past streaming, additional into tech and past. In accordance with Weissman, SoundCloud is a singular music trade proposition and, in addition to revealing his plans for the way forward for fan-powered royalties, he means that the remainder of the trade wants to deal with the way in which it thinks about artists and followers. Coming after SoundCloud’s Music Week Awards win earlier this 12 months, the CEO’s interview is unmissable.

BBC Radio 1 have been amongst SoundCloud’s fellow winners on the Music Week Awards and we rejoice their victory with a go to to new Broadcasting Home to fulfill station head Aled Haydn Jones alongside star Drivetime presenters Vick Hope and Jordan North. The trio inform us why Radio 1 will at all times be the house of breaking expertise, each on and off the airwaves.

Lastly in September’s options part is a particular report on music royalties, gathering a choice of the sector’s most outstanding names to debate all the massive points.

Our newest version of Hitmakers options Busted’s James Bourne, who tells the story of noughties mega hit Yr 3000, which was based mostly on his voracious urge for food for sci-fi movies. Bourne reveals how an look for the tune on The Simpsons cemented the one’s legendary standing.

The newest version of Mentor Me – a collaboration between Music Week and Ladies I Charge – stars DJ and producer Siobhan Bell, who provides her suggestions for making it within the trade.

We welcome Joan Armatrading to this month’s version of The Aftershow. Forward of the discharge of the upcoming The Weak spot In Me: Chosen Lyrics, the singer charts her music trade journey, taking in Bob Dylan, Nelson Mandela and The Beano. 

Our newest Massive Story introduces central London’s model new music venue Outernet, as Philip O’Ferrall and Karrie Goldberg define what the venue will provide the enterprise because it brings stay music again to Soho. Additionally in Frontline, Prolifica/Decrease Third co-founders Colin Schaverien and Stefano Anselmetti unveil a model new launch technique that flies within the face of the trade’s conventional push for week one album gross sales. Their concept, they are saying, may change the way in which the enterprise approaches new album campaigns.

Merlin CEO Jeremy Sirota talks licensing, streaming and the metaverse in our new Highlight Q&A. Our Begin-up of the month is music licensing platform Freshound,whereas our chosen podcast is Sian Bennett’s Enterprise Retains On Dancing.

Ayra Starr stars within the newest version of On The Radar, because the Mavin Information star talks about her journey up to now and explains why her revolutionary method can pave the way in which for a brand new technology of African feminine artists.

Keane’s Tom Chaplin opens up about sobriety and middle-age for our newest Incoming interview, and introduces his new solo album Midpoint. 

Our newest Rising Star is BMG’s senior YouTube supervisor Sunjay Kohli, whereas in Making Waves, we introduce Bru-C, the Nottingham rapper on the coronary heart of the UK’s drum’n’bass revival. This month’s Sync Story options an Orla Gartland observe essential to Netflix’s coming-of-age smash Heartstopper. 

Mark Davyd’s most up-to-date Centre Stage column calls on the music trade to take the initiative and provide you with a long-term plan for safeguarding the grassroots sector. 

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

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

The brand new difficulty of Music Week is out there from August 16.

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