“Audiences would be able to access this music via playlists curated by the BBC, and they would be able to build their own playlists," the BBC had said.
U.K. music industry body BPI expressed some worries about the plans. “The starting point for some of the BBC’s suggestions, around how such a service might work, involved launching such a service but paying no money for it," CEO Geoff Taylor? said, according to music business strategy and information company Music Ally. "I just don’t think that’s viable."
He added: "There will have to be a sensible deal behind it if it is going to happen.”
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The BBC said it plans to use the music service as a champion of British music, saying: "We are working with the industry to develop this proposal in a way that achieves that objective.
This article originally appeared in THR.com.