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‘I wake up every day and I don’t know what is going to happen. Life is never dull.’

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MBW’s World’s Greatest Managers series profiles the best artist managers in the global business. Here, we speak to Stuart Camp, the man who has masterminded Ed Sheeran’s journey from bar gigs to record-breaking global stadium tours – via more than 50 million album sales. That will soon be 50 million plus quite a lot, with […]

 
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‘I would like to see the music industry develop a more positive relationship with technology companies.’

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MBW’s Inspiring Women series profiles female executives who have risen through the ranks of the business, highlighting their career journey – from their professional breakthrough to the senior responsibilities they now fulfil. Inspiring Women is supported by Ingrooves. At the beginning of this year, Mary Megan Peer became Chief Executive Officer of peermusic — the […]

 
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What do Blackstone’s billions mean for Merck Mercuriadis’ mission for songwriters?

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Merck Mercuriadis [125 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/people/merck-mercuriadis/”>Merck Mercuriadis now has a platinum-plated reputation for irritating some of the most powerful players in the modern music business. He wouldn’t have it any other way. With the $2 billion-backed Hipgnosis Songs Fund [181 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/hipgnosis-songs-fund/”>Hipgnosis Songs Fund, Mercuriadis has consistently admitted to two motives: (i) Getting his shareholders a […]

 
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‘We’re very fortunate that someone decided to call this a job.’

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MBW’s World’s Greatest Songwriters series celebrates the pop composers behind the globe’s biggest hits. This time, we talk to Grammy and multiple Latin Grammy-winning Edgar Barrera. He has been a crucial part of the creative team behind Maluma and Christian Nodal, whilst also working with global pop stars including Arianna Grande and The Weeknd. World’s […]

 
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‘I’d like to see companies being proactive and not reactive about improving diversity.’

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MBW’s Inspiring Women series profiles female executives who have risen through the ranks of the business, highlighting their career journey – from their professional breakthrough to the senior responsibilities they now fulfil. Inspiring Women is supported by Ingrooves. Earlier this year, Jamila Thomas joined Motown as VP, Artist Marketing, following a career that’s spanned positions […]

 
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‘TikTok is running everything.’

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MBW’s World’s Greatest Managers series profiles the best artist managers in the global business. This month, we talk to Frank Harris who has managed Jason Derulo for nearly 20 years and recently masterminded his reinvention as one of the biggest TikTok stars in the world – just 18 months after he was without a label. […]

 
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‘Nobody will out-work me and nobody will out-care me; they won’t do it, they can’t do it.’

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MBW’s World’s Greatest Managers series profiles the best artist managers in the global business. Here, we speak to Chris Kappy, the manager of country music’s biggest new star, Luke Combs. World’s Greatest Managers is supported by Centtrip, a specialist in intelligent treasury, payments and foreign exchange – created with the music industry and its needs […]

 
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‘The kinship that you create throughout your music career is not something you get in a nine to five office job.’

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MBW’s Inspiring Women series profiles female executives who have risen through the ranks of the business, highlighting their career journey – from their professional breakthrough to the senior responsibilities they now fulfil. Inspiring Women is supported by Ingrooves. Earlier this year, Storme Whitby-Grubb returned from a hiatus from the music industry to take up a […]

 
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The Nigerian DNA Runs In My Blood – Ghanaian Singer, King Promise

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Ghanaian singing star, Gregory Bortey Newman popularly known as King Promise, has revealed that he is partly Nigerian. King Promise READ ALSO – R2Bees Features King Promise and Joeboy to Serve ‘Fine Wine’| LISTEN In an interview with CoolFM’s Taymi B, the afro-fusion singer revealed that Nigerian DNA runs in his blood, stating that his […]

 
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‘For too long, Africa has been an afterthought for the global music industry.’

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MBW’s World Leaders is a regular series in which we turn the spotlight towards some of the most influential industry figures outside the US and UK markets. In this feature, we speak to Temi Adeniji. World Leaders is supported by PPL, a leading international neighboring-rights collector. Temi Adeniji has left the country she calls home […]