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 with the music industry and the streaming industry, and I think if we can do it together, for the best of everyone and audiences, then it will see the light of day and should be brilliant,” he told Billboard.

“This is something the BBC can do for music in the U.K. that will allow all boats to rise in the tide… I hope the BBC’s plans going forward can actually make the amount of music that’s listened to through streaming increase, and do that in partnership with streaming services already in the marketplace.”

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