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JESSIE WARE

FRONT SECTION 06 THE BIG STORY UMG’s Dickon Stainer talks acquisitions, classical streaming growth and superstar composers 08 AMF AMF Records co-founders Mike Ajayi & Connie Meade on their new era, management arm and refreshed roster

09 FOR THE RECORD/ TAKE A BOW 11 SPOTLIGHT Worldwide Independent Network’s CEO Noemí Planas discusses the indie label sector, the vinyl revival and AI

12 START ME UP/ IN POD WE TRUST Our start-up this month is Song Sleuth, while our podcast, Jack Siggs’ Odd Numbers, demystifies the music industry for the next generation

13 DIGITAL DISCOURSE In her latest column, Sammy Andrews offers tips for artists building live careers on and off TikTok

14 TWEETS OF THE MONTH

LIZZY McALPINE

15 RISING STAR VinylBox’s marketing head Jack Edwards on swapping life in a band for business and the vinyl boom

16 ON THE RADAR Viral sensation Lizzy McAlpine opens up about her candid songwriting and navigating the world of touring

18 PLAYLIST/ TASTEMAKERS 19 MAKING WAVES/ SYNC STORY 20 KEY RELEASES A look at all the biggest albums coming your way soon

21 INCOMING Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds on rebirths, touring and self-preservation

22 HOTSHOTS

FEATURES 26 JESSIE WARE As Jessie Ware’s renaissance continues with the release of That! Feels Good!, we meet the singer, plus EMI and Fascination Management, to talk pop, podcasts and bossing it in the business

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