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BBC Sounds: 155m plays in Q3

The latest data from the BBC reveals there were a total 155 million plays for on-demand radio and podcasts on BBC Sounds this quarter, with 4.1 million plays for music mixes, up more than two million from this time last year. The average weekly BBC Sounds audience was 3.6 million across the app, website and […]

October 20, 2021

BBC celebrates 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind

This September, BBC Music will celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential albums of all time – Nirvana’s second studio album, Nevermind – with a range of programming across BBC TV and radio, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. Programming will explore the music of the album in depth, as well as taking […]

September 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare

BBC orders BTS special

A new film for BBC One will explore the rise to fame of 21st century K-pop icons, BTS, as they make their debut in the Radio 1 Live Lounge. BTS @ Radio 1 will be hosted by Radio 1 presenter Adele Roberts, who will delve into the culture and industry that made one of the […]

July 22, 2021

BBC Programme Index improves archive access

The BBC is making its archive more accessible than ever before,  launching a new Programme Index tool with a searchable index of nearly 100 years of BBC TV and radio broadcasts. “Programme Index, like BBC Genome before it, is a spine of data – this time stretching back nearly 100 years,” explains Susannah Stevens, senior […]

June 16, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC unveils The Glastonbury Experience 2021

With the pandemic seeing the Glastonbury Festival cancelled for a second consecutive year, BBC Music is once again hosting a celebration of the iconic event across BBC television, BBC iPlayer, BBC radio and BBC Sounds, from June 25th to 27th. Lorna Clarke, Controller, BBC Pop Music, commented: “Summer wouldn’t be complete without a celebration of […]

June 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare