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The first Friday chart will be July 10, it’s been announced

After 28 years of being on a Sunday, the UK’s Official Charts will move to a Friday as of July 10, it’s been confirmed. The move is part of ‘New Music Fridays’, which is a fancier name for the new global music release day, ie all songs and albums will […]


Is The Voice cursed? (Yes)

The Voice is a bren format. Historically, it’s always been quite easy to dismiss the show’s inability to get a career off the ground: the singles by the show’s graduates had always been shit. There hasn’t been example of a post-Voice single which should (or at least could) have been […]


Chvrches have covered East 17’s ‘Stay Another Day’ and it’s pretty gloomy

‘It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay’ interpreters Chvrches have had a bash at East 17’s Christmastime classic ‘Stay Another Day’ in a live scenario. The not-exactly-danceable but still-quite-listenable cover was of course part of Radio 1’s ‘legendary’ Live Lounge series, and Huw Stephens was involved, and it was on the […]

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BBC Radio 1Xtra will have four live shows across the UK this year

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s annual live event series will take place over four different UK cities this year, it has been announced. According to BBC Newsbeat, the first live event will take place at the Brixton Academy in, well, Brixton on November 12. The -up for the Brixton show will be […]

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One Direction are doing some Radio 1 takeover thing

One Direction are taking over the airwaves on Youth Station Radio 1 on Saturday October 6. It’s all in aid of that Radio 1 Teen Awards stuff, with a different ‘lad’ joining a Radio 1 DJ for two hours from 8am to 6pm. According to BBC Newsbeat, Liam will be […]

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Ruby Goe is happy to be part of Radio 1’s Introducing thing

Ruby Goe today appeared on Fearne Cotton’s Radio 1 show to talk about her happiness at being part of their Introducing ‘thing’. She had this to say about it all: “It’s such a big deal getting on BBC Radio 1 and helping get the music exposed to so many people. […]

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Radio 1’s chart show will now be available to listen to in America

Radio 1’s Official Chart show with Reggie Yates will be aired in America for the first time reports Radio Today. The weekly ‘chart rundown’ will be aired via satellite radio providers SiriusXM every Sunday at 4pm EST. Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM, said: “We are always loing […]


Dan Gillespie Sells has labelled Radio 1 “psychotic”

Fans of downbeat daytime radio rejoice: The Feeling are poised to rescue the airwaves from ‘edgy music’ with their next album. Frontman and all-round dapper gent Dan Gillespie Sells says he was inspired to begin work on The Feeling’s ‘stripped-back’ fourth record as a response to what he called “psychotic […]


Pixie Lott is headlining an awards show

Hold on to your hats: Pixie Lott is headlining the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards. In what promises to be an exhilarating night, Pixie will sit on a judging panel selecting Teen Heroes, as well as singing some of her songs, the BBC have revealed. Pixie Lott understands that these […]

Half hearted Brits story

Some waffle about some awards whose shortlists are being announced this evening in the presence of Fearne Cotton and James Corden: British Male Solo Artist Example would be a good person to be nominated for this, although he is an example of an indie label making a success out of […]

Frankmusik’s back

We quite liked Frankmusik‘s new single ‘The Fear Inside’, then didn’t like it that much, then decided it was fantastic, then failed to see the point, then finally settled into the reassuring feeling that, most importantly, and for all its good and bad points, it succeeds on what we hope […]

The Sound Of Music Dying

You know how much we Fearne Cotton, right? We can’t get enough of her unique style and interesting thoughts on popular music. And you know what big fans we are of Scouting For Girls? With their brilliant new single about how everyone wants to be famous like James Dean […]

“It’s a good day’s work”

The Radio 1 Newsbeat website has a good article about Def Jam’s first UK writing camp. In one muggy room Danish poppers Alphabeat are writing a new track potentially for Justin Bieber. In another, soul-man Lemar is working on “two or three” tracks which might end up on new albums […]