Our January issue explores the people, ideas and innovations that are changing the world of music and its use in the creative industries.
Is it all about curation? Linking fans and bands? Or cold hard data? Stuart Dredge analyses the world of streaming music services and assesses who is best placed to come out on top
Free pitching, over-supply and increased competition are contributing to a growing sense of crisis among composers of music for advertising. Massive Music’s Paul Reynolds offers some suggestions for the future restoration of harmony.
In an in-depth interview with CR’s Mark Sinclair, designer Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through his latest collaboration with David Bowie and reflects on what designing for music means in 2016
Battles, Björk and Blur: Rachael Steven chooses the best record sleeve designs of 2015
Eliza Williams talks to the brilliant Róisín Murphy about the artist’s role in the construction of her ever-changing image, directing her own music videos and taking control
Combining set design, cutting-edge technology, sound, light and performance, Block9 create extraordinary multi-sensory experiences at Glastonbury and beyond. Antonia Wilson meets founders Stephen Gallagher and Gideon Berger
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