Will Morrissey find a new label? He's already working on new music, having made his return in 2014. Question is - having split with Harvest, following a row over the imprint's support of 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business', what label, if any, will the former Smith end up with?
How will Radiohead release their new album? There's no point trying to predict the ever-shapeshifting Oxforders' next musical steps, we know that now. How their new album arrives in 2015, however, invites plenty of speculation. Thom's 2014 solo LP was delivered via BitTorrent. Will Radiohead's 'King of Limbs' follow-up follow suit or are more release-method innovations in store?
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Has Bowie sloped off into retirement, or is there more to come from Dame Dave? 2014 saw two new tracks emerge from the master songwriter. He's yet to play 2013 album 'The Next Day' live. Is he finally returning to the stage in 2015? Are further studio experiments on the horizon? Or, having had one last hurrah, is this goodbye? You're guess is as good as ours...
Will we see a new wave of protest music following Ferguson? The final months of 2014 saw protests across America in the wake of Grand Jury decisions not to indict police officers for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Already there's been a surge in musicians taking up the cause, from the Roots and J Cole to Paul McCartney. 2015's answer to 'Fuck Tha Police' can't be far.
Can Jay Z revive his public image with a new album? Since 2011's collaboration with Kanye, Hova's reputation has sank in comparison to his Watch the Throne co-conspirator. 2013 saw his 'Magna Carta...' album (released via Samsung) derided. In 2014, his biggest achievement was an elevator bust-up with his sister-in-law. A new album's needed to reassert his hip-hop heavyweight status.
Where is Grimes? Another artist who defined 2012 indie with an incredible breakout album, Claire Boucher's 'Visions' follow-up should see the 4AD electro experimenter hit the big leagues - especially now she's signed to Roc Nation's management. A single, 2014's 'Go', originally written for Rihanna, suggests bigger scope this time around. We're excited.
How much steam is there in the vinyl revival? Further surges in vinyl sales in 2014 made clear the format is here to stay, batting off suggestions its spike in popularity was down to hipster novelty. Will vinyl sales continue to boom this year?
Can Spotify and the music industry come to a truce? Taylor Swift made a stand against the streaming service by ripping her music down in 2014. Will more artists remove themselves from the service this year, or will Spotify better their current royalties deal for musicians and win their trust?
Will Kate Bush tour? 'Before The Dawn', Bush's surprise live return last year, was an undisputed highlight of 2014 for those who caught her on her month long Hammersmith Apollo residency. Having poured so much effort into that show, it seems a shame not to take it elsewhere in the world...