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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,...
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BBC’s Radio 1 launches its iPlayer channel

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 iPlayer. This week,...
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Why iPlayer and YouTube are key to Radio 1’s pursuit of relevance

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, controller of Radio...
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Radio 1’s head of music says streams will soon be included in official UK chart

“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 Playlists: What...
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Radio 1 hits 1m YouTube subscribers as Pitbull and Courney Love ink web-video deals

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 of multi-channel...
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Radio 1 must ‘crack the smartphone generation’ says controller

We've already reported on the BBC's plans to turn its Radio 1 station into an "audio-visual channel" within its iPlayer service (Bulletin, 8-Oct-13).
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With Teeth: Is it time for Spotify’s play counts to be made public?

It’s been interesting reading Grizzly Bear’s thoughts on Spotify over this weekend. One comment that particularly caught my eye was this one: “Not saying that Spotify doesn’t spread the word, but at...
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Why 32 may be the new 22 for Radio 1

The Guardian has an interesting piece about the pressure on BBC Radio 1 in the UK to attract a younger audience, suggesting that it may be attracting too many thirtysomethings.
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DJ Scott Mills launches live mobile quiz app

This isn't directly music-related, but it's interesting. UK Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills has launched an iPhone app called iQuiz LIVE, which claims to be 'the world's first live mobile quiz'...
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Placebo giving away album title track to promote luxury box-set

Fresh from signing a new pan-European deal with PIAS, Placebo have started giving away a free download of Battle For The Sun, the title track from their new album.