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FRONT SECTION 06 BIG STORY Co-founder Ben Wynter on PRS Foundation’s Power Up initiative

08 BMG UK boss Alistair Norbury talks streaming and Kylie Minogue

09 FOR THE RECORD/ TAKE A BOW 11 SPOTLIGHT Primary Wave CEO Larry Mestel on rivalry, huge investments and the Whitney Houston biopic

12 START ME UP/IN POD WE TRUST 13 DIGITAL DISCOURSE Deviate Digital CEO Sammy Andrews looks ahead to the future of digital marketing

14 TWEETS OF THE MONTH 15 RISING STAR/THE BIG QUESTION Meet Sony Music UK’s Bre McDermott-King, plus AIM CEO Paul Pacifico reveals his hopes for post-Brexit touring

16 ON THE RADAR Viral pop sensation Tate McRae prepares for superstardom 18 PLAYLIST/ TASTEMAKERS 19 MAKING WAVES/ SYNC STORY 20 KEY RELEASES A look at all the big albums coming your way soon

21 INCOMING/ CAMPAIGN TRAIL Madison Beer, plus Polydor’s Tom March previews Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over The Country Club 22 HOTSHOTS

FEATURES 24 RAG’N’BONE MAN Sony’s returning superstar and his team talk us through the campaign for his powerful new album Life By Misadventure

32 2020 ANALYSIS We take a look back at the key trends and big winners of the year that shook the world


“I don’t want to sing piano ballads any more,

I’ve done that”


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