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  1. UK Musicians' Union, Artists, Labels Protest BBC Canceling Scottish 'Global Gathering' Show

    May 01, 2012 12:58 PM EDT The BBC has once again got the music industry up in arms following plans to axe the Scottish-themed Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering, a long-running music program on the regional broadcaster BBC Radio Scotland. Global Gathering, which has ...

  2. BBC's Urban Station Grabs New Listeners

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. urban station BBC 1Xtra has registered its highest audience share to date, attracting over 800,000 weekly listeners in the third quarter, according to the latest RAJAR figures. The digital network increased its audience from the 600,000 it lo ...

  3. BBC 6 Music Ratings Up Again

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. modern rock and alternative station BBC 6 Music has continued to grow its audience despite a tough few months for those working on the network. It is now hitting a weekly audience of 1.19 million listeners. The digital station was under threa ...

  4. NME Radio Returns To Digital TV, DAB To Follow

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT NME Radio will return as a DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) service shortly, following a new licensing agreement. The network, which plays alternative rock, stopped broadcasting on digital TV and DAB in June after licensee DX Media terminated the ...

  5. BPI's Wadsworth Urges Labels To Invest In New Artists

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth has warned labels not to cut back investment in new artists. Addressing the U.K. trade body's annual general meeting at London's May Fair Hotel today (July 8), Wadsworth identified many positives for the biz. ...

  6. U.K. Govt Set To Confirm Digital Switchover

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. government is reportedly preparing to confirm plans to switch off the analog radio network. The previous Labour government had a target date of 2015, which looked increasingly hard to achieve given the slow take up of DAB (Digital Audio B ...

  7. Stay Of Execution For BBC 6 Music

    July 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following a public consultation, the BBC Trust has rejected management proposals to shutter U.K. modern rock and alternative station BBC 6 Music. It's good news for the U.K. music industry, which has campaigned to keep the network since the c ...

  8. Cocker Says 6 Music Delay Would Be 'Dirty Trick'

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jarvis Cocker , the former Pulp frontman turned solo artist, issued a rallying cry in defense of BBC 6 Music , the U.K. modern rock and alternative radio station under threat of closure. Cocker, who joined 6 Music as a presenter at the beginning o ...

  9. NME Radio Taken Off DAB, Digital TV

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT NME Radio will no longer be broadcast on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) radio or via digital TV. The network, which plays alternative rock, will continue via the NME.com website. But the departure from the two digital platforms is a blow for the ...

  10. Deadline Day For BBC 6 Music Consultation

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BBC strategy review public consultation - which will consider views on the proposal to close radio network BBC 6 Music - concludes today (May 25). The public and other interested parties still have a few hours to have their say about the propo ...

  11. Lily Allen Wins Three 'Ivors'

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo N ...

  12. BBC 6 Music Audience Soars To 1 Million

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has unique problems with the latest RAJAR figures: the digital station that management wants to close increased its audience by 50%, while the surprise ratings boost for Radio 2 's breakfast show will enrage commercial rivals. New aud ...

  13. BBC 6 Music Scoops Two Sonys

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Threatened BBC music stations 6 Music and the Asian Network hit back against their proposed closure by winning gold awards at the Sony Awards. BBC 6 Music, which has attracted support from many music stars and the U.K. music industry, won gold for ...

  14. Controller 'Enormously Proud' Of 6 Music

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BBC 6 Music controller Bob Shennan says he is "enormously proud" of under-threat digital radio station. There is now less than three weeks left of the public consultation on the closure of 6 Music. Labels trade body the BPI sent a delega ...

  15. BPI Takes Save 6 Music Campaign Online

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. labels body the BPI has followed its lobbying efforts to save under-threat digital radio station BBC 6 Music with a new Web site, showing British artists' support for the modern rock and alternative station. The BBC Trust is holding a pu ...

  16. BPI Meeting BBC Trust Over 6 Music Closure

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. labels trade body the BPI is meeting with the BBC Trust to express concern about the proposed closure of digital radio station BBC 6 Music . BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor and label executives are due to meet with chairman Sir Michael Lyons ...

  17. 8,000 Complain To BBC About 6 Music Closure

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC has received almost 8,000 complaints about the plan to close digital radio station 6 Music. The modern rock and alternative network will be closed by the end of 2011, along with the Asian Network, as part of the publicly-funded broadcaster ...

  18. BBC Might 'Rethink' 6 Music Closure Plan

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sir Michael Lyons, chairman of the BBC Trust, has reiterated that the governing body might tell BBC management to "rethink" the planned closure of modern rock digital station 6 Music, depending on the public consultation. The Facebook ca ...

  19. Protests At BBC Radio Closure Proposals

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC's proposals to close modern rock digital station 6 Music and the Asian Network has met with protests from listeners and the music industry. Artists including Mark Ronson and La Roux have spoken out in defence of 6 Music. Ronson said t ...

  20. Update: BBC Confirms 6 Music Closure Plan

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC has confirmed that it plans to close modern rock digital radio station 6 Music, following a strategic review of the BBC's digital services. The review, titled "Putting Quality First," was officially unveiled by director-gene ...

  21. U.K. Biz Backs BBC 6 Music

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. music industry has come out in support of under-threat BBC 6 Music, the modern rock digital radio station. U.K. labels trade body the BPI and indies counterpart AIM have voiced their concern about the potential closure of the station . Al ...

  22. BBC 'To Axe 6 Music'

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC is reportedly planning to axe modern rock digital radio station 6 Music as part of the corporation's strategic review of digital services. The Times reports on its front page that BBC director-general Mark Thompson will close BBC 6 Mu ...

  23. BBC Radio 2 Told To Reach Older Audience

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST A BBC Trust review has concluded that U.K. national AC network Radio 2 needs to be more distinctive and should offer more content for the over-65s. The review found that the station was highly regarded by audiences but should use its scale to be m ...

  24. BBC, Commercial Radio Partner On Digital

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC and the commercial radio sector have forged a partnership designed to secure the future of digital radio in the U.K. The initiative between the license fee-funded BBC and commercial networks is set to establish the Radio Council, a body wh ...

  25. Radio 1 Rapped Over Coldplay Tour

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has upheld a complaint from the U.K. commercial radio sector that the publicly financed national top 40 station Radio 1 appeared to be endorsing the Coldplay tour. It comes as Radio 1 unveils its live music and events program for 2009, inc ...

  26. BBC Presenter Ross Suspended, Radio 2 Boss Quits

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BBC radio and TV presenter Jonathan Ross, recently included in Billboard's "Maximum Exposure" issue focusing on the top platforms for music, has been suspended for 12 weeks by the corporation over "utterly unacceptable" co ...

  27. Radio, TV Presenter Ross Suspended By BBC

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BBC presenter Jonathan Ross, recently included in Billboard's "Maximum Exposure" issue focusing on the top platforms for music, has been suspended. The presenter has been taken off air along with comedian Russell Brand over a phone ...

  28. Jowell: BBC Independence Guaranteed In Reform Plan

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST British culture secretary Tessa Jowell said March 2 that the BBC's license-fee funding mechanism would be retained through 2017, but the pubcaster's board of governors would cease to exist in its curr LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- B ...