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Issue Date: 19 August 2019

  • This week in Music Week, we welcome BBC Radio 1's Ben Cooper & Greg James to the cover. The controller and the superstar DJ are leading the station's fightback against streaming – and they tell us why Radio 1 is more important than ever to the biz.

  • Also in this issue, we dig into the sensational return of Tool. The rock legends are finally embracing streaming after holding out for years and we go deep with their management and label team about how they plan to rock 2019.

  • Elsewhere in an action-packed issue, Melvin Benn talks us through this year's spectacular Reading & Leeds festivals; Vanessa Reed looks back over her 10 years at PRS Foundation and forward to her new job at New Music USA; and the team behind the 2000 Trees and ArcTanGent festivals take us inside their burgeoning rock empire.

  • Plus! We look at pop superstar Taylor Swift's plans to embrace streaming on her new album; Since 93 explain the secrets of their recent success; Mercury Prize hopefuls the Seed Ensemble jazz up On The Radar; Shakespears Sister talk us through their megahit Stay in Hitmakers; and Trevor Nelson stars in The Aftershow. And there’s all our usual enhanced news, new music, analysis, charts coverage and market share statistics. 



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