Tag: radio 1
BBC Sounds app to get round-the-clock stream of dance music
If music streaming services are getting more like radio, why can't radio stations get more like the streaming services too? And they can / are, with the latest example being an offshoot from British broadcaster the BBC's...
September 17, 2020
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...
February 24, 2017
‘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....
February 23, 2017
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...
September 20, 2016
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...
March 14, 2016
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...
January 28, 2016
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...
December 16, 2015
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...
November 4, 2015
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...
October 12, 2015
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...
October 1, 2015
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,...
June 26, 2015
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...
April 30, 2015