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Rothery named BBC’s Head of Pop Music, TV

Jonathan Rothery has been named Head of Pop Music, TV at the BBC. Under the leadership of Lorna Clarke, BBC Director of Music, Rothery’s remit will solely focus on pop music commissions across TV, iPlayer and Digital, whilst collaborating with radio and BBC Sounds to deliver across the portfolio. He will start in his new […]

July 19, 2022

BBC: Record-breaking digital audiences for Glastonbury

The BBC has revealed record breaking figures for its coverage of Glastonbury 2022 across its digital platforms – with content streamed a record 34.1 million times on iPlayer and played 2.3 million times on BBC Sounds. On BBC iPlayer 23 million streams were live – the highest on record for a BBC programme brand. Popular […]

June 29, 2022

Analysis: Connectivity just the ticket for festival-goers

Always at the forefront of technology, the music industry continues to push the boundaries of technology. On the heels of Abba’s Voyage show, which saw the Swedish supergroup appear as avatars onstage, the European festival season is now underway. The first post-Covid festivals have demonstrated that going to see your favourite artists has become a […]

June 22, 2022By Angharad Rhiannon

Glastonbury 2022 in UHD on BBC iPlayer

Glastonbury Festival makes a much anticipated comeback in June and the BBC will once again be the destination to catch all the sets and special moments from Worthy Farm – including Diana Ross (performing in the ‘Legends’ slot) and Kendrick Lamar playing Glastonbury for the first time, headline sets from Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney […]

May 31, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC celebrates 60 years of The Rolling Stones

This summer, the BBC will celebrate 60 years of The Rolling Stones with a season of programming across television, radio and digital platforms. The centrepiece is an exclusive four-part series of films, My Life as a Rolling Stone, which will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, produced by Mercury Studios. It tells the story […]

April 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

UK music industry calls for Government post-pandemic action

This Is Music 2021, the  annual report from UK Music, which represents the collective interests of the production side of UK’s commercial music industry, reveals the devastating impact of Covid-19, which wiped out 69,000 jobs – one in three of the total workforce. Launching the report, UK Music called on the Government to introduce tax […]

October 19, 2021By Colin Mann

Foals reimagine Neptune for new BBC series Universe

Rock band, Foals, have joined forces with Hans Zimmer’s critically acclaimed film and TV music scoring company, Bleeding Fingers, to record an exclusive and unique new version of their seminal single, Neptune. The piece will feature as the title track for the forthcoming BBC Studios Science Unit landmark TV series Universe, which premieres globally on […]

October 12, 2021

Wood named BBC commissioner of Pop

Sally Wood will return to the BBC as the newly created position of Commissioning Editor, Pop Music TV. Under the leadership of Lorna Clarke, BBC Controller of Pop, Wood’s remit will solely focus on pop music commissions across TV, iPlayer and Digital, whilst collaborating with radio and BBC Sounds to deliver across the portfolio. She […]

September 28, 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

iPlayer trials ‘Watch With Friends’ feature

Music fans are now able to get together remotely to watch performances from Glastonbury via a new trial feature on BBC iPlayer. Viewers using the web version of the iPlayer will find a button saying ‘Watch with friends’ under any programme from The Glastonbury Experience 2021 in iPlayer’s Glastonbury collection. Viewers can click the button […]

June 24, 2021