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How to get your music played on BBC Radio 1

Music-streaming may be growing fast, but in the UK, Radio 1 still has clout when it comes to breaking new artists. But how can those musicians make it onto the airwaves. As the producer of Huw Stephens' new-music-focused...
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‘People say radio is dead. Actually, radio as content is exploding…’

Are music-streaming services like Spotify a threat to the future of radio? Only if the latter industry thinks of itself purely as a distribution platform, rather than a form of content, according to Mixcloud’s Ben Lawrence....
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BBC Radio 1 wants to be the ‘Netflix of music radio’

Having fended off (for now) the challenge of Apple’s Beats 1 radio station, the BBC’s Radio 1 is now focusing on what its controller Ben Cooper describes as a ‘phone-first’ strategy for making original audio content. “We...
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Radio 1 music boss: ‘We’re kind of drowning in data’

Chris Price has taken up his new role as head of music for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. In one of his first major interviews he has hinted at a move away from metrics towards gut instinct when it comes to backing new artists. “We’re...
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Chris Price new head of music for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra

In December, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra head of music George Ergatoudis announced that he was joining Spotify as its new head of content programming for the UK. Now his replacement has been announced, and it’s a familiar...
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The Great Radio Drain to streaming is about more than Radio 1

By now, you’ll likely have seen yesterday’s news about Spotify hiring BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra head of music George Ergatoudis as its new head of content programming for the UK. It’s a PR coup for Spotify, comparable...
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BBC Radio 1 launching downloadable Playlist show

British radio station Radio 1’s latest digital move is a show called Playlist, which will air every Thursday evening – but will also be downloadable via the BBC’s iPlayer Radio app. The hour-long show will focus on...
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Vevo hires former Radio 1 controller Andy Parfitt

Vevo is the latest digital music firm hiring talent from the traditional radio industry. Senior talent, in its case: the music video service’s new head of content and programming is Andy Parfitt, former controller of...
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BBC radio 1 boss defends plans to move into streaming

The BBC’s announcement that it was developing a music-streaming music drew some criticism last month, but Radio 1 and 1Xtra controller Ben Cooper says the broadcaster’s intentions are pure. “We’re in conversations...
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Inside Beats 1

Beats 1’s “flagship” DJ Zane Lowe has confirmed that his first interview on his new show on 30th June will be Eminem. He’s posted photos so we can presume it’s a pre-record rather than live. Ahead of next Tuesday,...
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BBC radio boss calls staff-poaching Apple a ’disruptive monster’

“A huge disruptive monster is coming down the hill,” according to George Ergatoudis, head of music at the BBC’s Radio 1. Speaking at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Los Angeles, he was talking about Apple and its imminent...
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Radio 1 producers must ‘be aware of what will and won’t work in video’

What was that about video killing the radio star? One of the UK's most popular radio stations, Radio 1, has been working hard to become a video star over the last couple of years. At the MIPTV conference this week in Cannes,...