/New edition of Music Business UK out now – subscribe today!

New edition of Music Business UK out now – subscribe today!

The world’s best music industry magazine is back.

The Q4 2018 edition of Music Business UK is today (December 11) starting to land with physical subscribers.

As ever, the 140-plus page title is packed with great reads, gorgeous portrait photography and beautiful layouts.

Due to the premium quality of the book, our print run is large but limited.

In fact, with over 1,250 people now receiving the magazine each quarter, we only have a few hundred copies of this issue remaining – and we expect them to sell out.

To get your hands on one, subscribe through here.


The current issue includes in-depth coverage of/with:

  • Modest!’s Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee and Will Bloomfield on their hugely successful management company’s 15 years in business;
  • Ed Sheeran manager Stuart Camp on the songs and artists that changed his life;
  • BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch on 10 years in the hotseat at the company, which now generates over $500m a year;
  • A bumper 20-page special on the A&R Awards 2018, including a raft of great pictures and special addresses from the likes of Simon Cowell and The 1975’s Matty Healy, plus a career-spanning retrospective with Garry Blackburn;
  • Glassnote UK MD Liz Goodwin on the independent company’s growing international presence, via exciting new acts like Jade Bird and Dylan Cartlidge;
  • 140dB founder Ros Earls on her career and everything she’s learned in life and business to date;
  • Ministry Of Sound MD Dipesh Parmar on his rise from tour DJ to A&R supremo to label head, plus MoS General Manager Amy Wheatley on the Sony-owned company’s current direction;
  • Decca A&R VP Tom Lewis on why the Universal company believes it can be “the most interesting label in the world”;
  • Ex-Virgin boss Simon Draper on the glory years, and working with Richard Branson;
  • AEG UK bosses Toby Leighton-Pope and Steve Homer on competing with Live Nation and the challenges of the live industry in 2018;
  • Colin Barlow on the birth of his new company, Merrystar, and the prospects for breaking British talent globally in the streaming age;
  •  Plus much, much more besides, including Jonathan Shalit, Alison Wenham, Sentric Music, Peter Robinson, Beggars Music’s Andy Heath and Warner/Chappell’s Paul Smith.

And that’s not all: for a limited time only, anyone who takes out a physical subscription to Music Business UK will also receive a FREE physical copy of the Music Business Worldwide Yearbook – the annual almanac which brings together some of the best interviews from MBW over the prior 12 months.

The Yearbook 2018/2019 includes wit and wisdom from industry leaders such as Lyor Cohen, David Joseph, Carolyn Williams, Jacqueline Saturn, Dina LaPolt, Willard Ahdritz, Ib Hamad, Dre London, Paul Rosenberg, Linda Perry, Jon Platt and many more.

Digital subscribers will be sent a downloadable copy of Music Business UK’s Q4 2018 magazine in the coming days.

If you haven’t yet subscribed to Music Business UK, you can do so through here

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