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FRONT SECTION 06 THE BIG STORY BPI CEO Dr Jo Twist holds court on AI, artist breakthroughs and the critical need for industry diversity

09 SPOTLIGHT Independent Venue Week’s Sybil Bell calls for greater support and explains why live gigs beat dating apps...


12 ON THE RADAR UK R&B breakout stars No Guidnce talk car park videos and going viral

17 WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS GALLERY We celebrate this year’s winners

14 KEY RELEASES A look at all the albums coming soon

15 INCOMING L Devine goes deep on the inspirations behind her upcoming debut album

16 RISING STAR Meet TikTok’s music partnerships manager, Lisa Skeppner

FEATURES 26 EMI In our exclusive joint interview, EMI co-presidents Rebecca Allen and Jo Charrington tell the story of the label’s triumphant new era. Here they talk Music Week Awards glory, Taylor Swift, Elton John, developing new acts and much, much more

34 2023 IN REVIEW Music Week meets over 100 top names from across the music business, including Tony Harlow, Jody Gerson, Taponeswa Mavunga, Lyor Cohen, Lorna Clarke and more, to look back at some of the most influential stories and artists of the year

52 TAYLOR SWIFT Amidst multiple No.1s and soaring ticket sales, we take a look at how the global pop superstar dominated the music industry in 2023

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