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32 PHIL HUTCHEON We join Dice’s CEO as he reflects on his career so far and tells us why the ambitious ticketing company is not sitting still after their Music Week Awards win last year

38 NADINE SHAH The indie star, plus her manager Ros Earls and EMI North’s Clive Cawley, opens up about mental health and her new album, Filthy Underneath

44 BLACK LIVES IN MUSIC Co-founders Charisse Beaumont and Roger Wilson outline their mission to fight inequality in the industry, the progress they’ve made so far and the work still left to do 50 DEFECTED To mark 25 years of the iconic dance label, CEO Wez Saunders and his team reveal all about what makes their work stand out

58 CMA Ahead of C2C Festival next month, the CMA’s Sarah Trahern and Milly Olykan give us all the latest stats on country music’s rapid growth

REGULARS 57 MENTOR ME Quality Control’s EVP and co-head of A&R Brandra Ringo offers up her tips for making it in the business

64 HITMAKERS Producer P2J gives us the inside story of how J Hus joined forces with Drake to deliver their summer classic Who Told You

67 CENTRE STAGE Mark Davyd holds court on how the music business could learn from the football industry when supporting the grassroots sector

69 CHARTS An in-depth look at this month’s biggest movers and shakers

88 ARCHIVE We flick back through the pages of the music business of yesteryear

90 AFTERSHOW Rock legend Lenny Kravitz on his new album, standing his ground and the biggest misconception about him

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