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Celeste tops the BBC Sound of 2020 artist tips poll

Polydor-signed artist Celeste has been named the winner of this year’s BBC Music Sound of 2020 poll, voted for by 170 music critics and industry figures in the UK. The annual survey is one of the biggest boosts a new artist...
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BBC reveals its ‘Sound of 2020’ longlist of emerging artists

There’s no shortage of end-of-2019 lists predicting the hottest artists of 2020, but one of the most-respected (in the UK, at least) is the BBC’s ‘Sound Of’ list. It’s the 18th year for this particular predictions...
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BBC reveals some of its experiments with augmented reality

British broadcaster the BBC has been experimenting with smartglasses – augmented-reality specs – to explore what potential these devices might have for television in the future. “The immersive nature of augmented...
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BBC to shut down iPlayer Radio app to focus on BBC Sounds

The BBC has been throwing a lot of promotional welly behind its BBC Sounds app in recent months, touting its ability to serve live radio, music and podcasts. It should come as little surprise to anyone, then, that the broadcaster...
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BBC pulls its live-radio stations from TuneIn in the UK

British broadcaster the BBC is removing its live stations from radio-streaming service TuneIn. Well, on most of its platforms, anyway. “This change is driven primarily by the BBC’s efforts to standardise how listeners...
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BBC’s Instagramification is a ‘personalised, data-driven documentary’

Unfortunately only people within the UK can watch Instagramification, a new pilot documentary by British public-service broadcaster the BBC about “the good, the bad and the ugly of the world’s fastest growing social...
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BBC promises to build ‘public-service’ recommendation algorithm

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC is hoping to jog people out of their algorithmic comfort-zones with recommendations in its BBC Sounds app. The broadcaster’s director of radio and education James Purnell announced...
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BBC plans Alexa rival

“Auntie – what’s the weather going to be like today?” This is not some reference to Mary Poppins or Paddington but rather to the fact that the BBC is reportedly working on a voice assistant rival to Alexa and Siri....
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BBC Music makes its website available in the US

Most of the things British broadcaster the BBC does around music are only available in the UK, but that’s changing this week with the launch of its BBC Music site in the US. That means the Beeb’s archive of music journalism...
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BBC hopes to compete with Apple and Spotify for UK podcast listening

British broadcaster the BBC has just published its ‘annual plan’ for the next year, outlining its strategic priorities. One of them is its BBC Sounds app, which the corporation says has now been downloaded more than...
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BBC pulls its podcasts from Google Podcasts and Assistant

Amid all the excitement around new distribution platforms for podcasts, there are also some tensions. For example, British broadcaster the BBC has pulled its catalogue of shows from the Google Podcasts app, as well as Google...
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Spotify gets Chuck D for eight-part podcast about The Clash

It was clear last week just how much welly Spotify is willing to put behind podcasts in the year ahead, with up to $500m earmarked for acquisitions of tech and content – including its deals for Gimlet Media and Anchor....