March 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In the 1980s, the BBC launched its own home computer in the UK – the BBC Micro – which for many current software engineers (of a certain age) is the device they cut their programming teeth on. Now...

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December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

TV and digital media producers can now tap in to the BBC’s history of soundtracks, through a new product from Universal Publishing Production Music’s Beeb-branded label. It’s called the BBC Orchestral...

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British broadcaster the BBC signalled its intentions to launch a video channel for its flagship Radio 1 station earlier this year, with plans to house it within the Beeb’s own catchup TV service...

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August 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

BBC’s Radio 1 has been in the news a lot recently around its playlist meetings and its head of music’s views on the future of the album in the digital age. The Guardian has been speaking to Ben Cooper,...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The BBC’s Radio 1 is planning to launch a ‘visual’ space on its parent corporation’s iPlayer service later this year, and controller Ben Cooper has been explaining why and how in a blog post. “Over...

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June 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

  A recent Observer feature about how Radio 1 in the UK goes about setting its playlist has provoked lots of debate within the industry. Now the BBC station’s music boss George Ergatoudis has responded...

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February 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


“So @GeorgErgatoudis has just announced that @BBCR1 will v.soon be including @Spotify streams in the Top 40 charts not just sales!” claimed one of the tweets coming out of last night’s Radio Academy...

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January 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


YouTube is huge for discovering and listening to music, as you're well aware, but over the last couple of years, we've been trying to cover the other aspects of Google's video service: the emerging ecosystem...

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December 19th, 2013 by Music Ally


British music startup Psonar has been touting its pay-per-play model for years in one form or another,

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