BREAKING TALENT SPECIAL
FEATURES 29 2022 IN REVIEW More than 80 of the biggest names in the game, from Tony Harlow and Selina Webb to Kanya King and Lyor Cohen, join Music Week to look back on the biggest stories of the year
46 GEOFF TAYLOR The outgoing BPI CEO reflects on almost 16 years at the top of British music
52 THE SECRET ART OF BREAKING TALENT How Cat Burns, Sam Ryder, Wet Leg, Central Cee, ArrDee and Knucks cut through the noise this year
58 QUOTES OF THE YEAR The story of the past 12 months, as told by the stellar cast of artists and execs that graced our pages
62 WHAT NEXT FOR DANCE MUSIC? This year’s dance boom elevated new stars, but can the genre’s success help save UK nightlife?
64 TECH TRENDS Our expert columnist Sammy Andrews settles the score on 2022’s biggest digital debates
68 CENTRE STAGE Music Venue Trust CEO Mark Davyd weighs up the 2022 highs and lows for the grassroots sector
70 HOTSHOTS A collection of the very best images of how the year unfolded across the music business
REGULARS 66 HITMAKERS Grammy-nominated hitmaker Theron Thomas relives the making of Lizzo’s About Damn Time, one of the year’s defining tracks
74 MENTOR ME Motown Records head of marketing Portia Clarke traces her industry story so far and offers up her Top 5 tips for a career in music
77 CHARTS An in-depth look at this month’s biggest movers and shakers
96 ARCHIVE We look back at the music business of yesteryear
98 AFTERSHOW Iconic singer and songwriter Shania Twain tells of her inspirational journey to the top of the industry
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