The year that was: (Clockwise from main image) Jamal Edwards MBE, Beyoncé, Stranger Things, the rise of the metaverse and Black Lives In Music’s Charisse Beaumont
FRONT SECTION 06 THE BIG STORY Amidst Q4 blockbusters and rising prices, Music Week asks if the vinyl boom can continue into 2023
08 THE LIVE REVIVAL How Ed Sheeran’s mammoth stadium run helped live music’s 2022 recovery
11 FOR THE RECORD/ TAKE A BOW 13 SPOTLIGHT Peermusic MD Nigel Elderton talks licensing and reflects on his tenure as chair of PRS For Music
14 START ME UP/ IN POD WE TRUST Our latest start-up in focus is GigPig, while our podcast of the month is rap series Decode
15 TASTEMAKERS 2022 SPECIAL At the end of a bountiful year for new music, a selection of tastemakers pick their No.1 songs 16 TWEETS OF THE YEAR 17 RISING STAR Talking management with KMGMT’s Matthew Clarke
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18 RADAR Meet fast-rising jungle and drum & bass specialist Nia Archives
20 KEY RELEASES A look at all the biggest albums coming your way soon 21 INCOMING Josh Franceschi unveils You Me At Six’s plan to put UK rock music back on the map with their eighth album Truth Decay
22 WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS GALLERY Celebrating the outstanding careers of this year’s winners musicweek.com
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