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BBC reveals plans for its own streaming music service


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There have been rumours for several months that British broadcaster the BBC was working on its own streaming music service. Yesterday, the corporation revealed some of its plans for the first time.

“We have developed a digital music proposal with the music industry, which builds on BBC Music’s Playlister. It would make the 50,000 tracks the BBC broadcasts every month available to listen online, for a limited period,” explained the BBC’s British, Bold, Creative strategy document.

“Audiences would be able to access this music via playlists curated by the BBC, and they would be able to build their own playlists based on the music they hear and love on the BBC. Through this digital music offer, we would reinvent our role as a trusted guide, in partnership with our audience and with the UK music industry.”

Stuart Dredge

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