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We’re still called Music Week
The name remains the same. Yes, amid the many exciting changes Music Week has made in order to present you with this, our first-ever monthly edition, the one thing that was not up for debate was our name. Not only has it served us for decades, it also stands for so much more than the print title itself. It’s the name of our 24/7 website devoted to breaking news coverage, our annual directory, our Tech Summit (set for its debut virtual incarnation on March 31), our industry-leading Awards ceremony and our Women In Music celebration (which are both coming later this year). It is, of course, arguable that in the ever-changing modern business, no unit of time is actually suitable as a title to keep up with the way music works in the digital age. Music Nanosecond would be closest, but it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. We are Music Week. The name matters, and so does the proud publishing legacy it represents. We are delighted to be reborn now as a monthly; and yes, there are all-new additions to our coverage, but our commitment to you, our readers, is the same. Our goal is to reflect the modern music industry – its achievements, its innovations and its diversity. This issue is, I hope, proof of concept: offering a wide look at the people – both centre stage and working tirelessly behind the scenes – that help make music the most exciting industry to report on in the world. This is just the beginning. On and off our pages, we have many more exciting things coming soon that we can’t wait to share with you. For now, a personal note. I’ve had the honour of being on the MW team for precisely four years now. A few months after joining, it was a thrill to help it transform from its old format to the modern magazine that has since attracted the biggest artists and executives in the world. Yet even in the short time that has elapsed since then, the music business has been in a constant state of evolution. Many brilliant music titles have been lost, and a lot of the old ways of doing things have fallen by the wayside. It’s time now for Music Week to once again embrace the positive change that so many other sectors of the industry have adopted. But in saying all of this, it’s important to acknowledge not just where we are, but where we’ve been, and the amazing people that played a role in that. When Music Week regrouped after Christmas to work on this all-new monthly edition, we did so minus two key members of staff. I speak on behalf of the whole team in saying that this issue is dedicated to our brilliant outgoing editor Mark Sutherland and senior staff writer James Hanley – two names that will go down in MW history for their invaluable contribution, tireless work ethic and unbridled passion. We build from the foundation they helped lay. The frequency may have changed, but we are still Music Week. And we truly thank you for coming on this journey with us.
George Garner, Head Of Content musicweeknews