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30 TASTEMAKERS 2024 We take a look at some of the key acts who are joining our cover stars in making enormous waves this year and beyond, all with help from some leading tastemakers from across the music business

36 ANDREA CZAPARY MARTIN In the wake of being crowned Businesswoman Of The Year at the Music Week Women In Music Awards last year, the PRS For Music CEO opens up about her career so far, discusses how the music business differs to other sectors and her grand plan to hit £1 billion in distributions

44 HOPES FOR 2024 More than 100 executives from across the industry outline their hopes and dreams for the year ahead

52 CRE8ING VISION Co-directors Kwame Kwaten, Andrea Euell and Nicola Charles, alongside Nick Raphael and Cre8ing Vision alumni, give a behind the scenes account of their ever-growing A&R success story

58 DECLAN MCKENNA We meet the indie-pop star, plus his teams at Columbia and Q Prime, to talk songwriting, the secrets to navigating the hype machine and his third studio album

REGULARS 43 MENTOR ME Artist, actress and entrepreneur Ray Blk serves up her top tips on how to build a successful career in the music and creative industries

TONY HARLOW KANYA KING

64 HITMAKERS Following the Barbie film’s global takeover, producer Easyfun reflects on the studio session that spawned Charli XCX’s Speed Drive

67 CENTRE STAGE MVT CEO Mark Davyd outlines how the business can support the grassroots sector in 2024 70 CHARTS An in-depth look at this month’s biggest movers and shakers

CRE8ING VISION

88 ARCHIVE We take a look through the pages of the music business of yesteryear

90 AFTERSHOW James Arthur reveals the influences behind his new album and reflects on mental wellbeing in the industry

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