Launch of Digital Music Europe Alliance, New Stations from the Wireless Group & Changes to BBC Local Radio

Nov 2017  Radio News

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Spotify and Deezer join new Digital Music Europe alliance

Spotify, Deezer and other leading digital music companies have announced the launch of a new alliance, Digital Music Europe (DME).
The alliance brings together platforms including 7digital, Deezer, Qobuz, SoundCloud, Soundcharts and Spotify and will showcase and promote the success of the European digital music industry, serving as a resource for policy-makers, media and the digital music industry

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The Scottish Sun to launch three new radio stations with Wireless Group

News Scotland has previously worked with Wireless Group in piloting Scottish Sun pop-up radio stations The Scottish Summer Sun and The Scottish Sun Xmas Radio. The three channels are as follows: Scottish Sun Hits, Scottish Sun 80s and Scottish Sun Greatest Hits.

The Drum

France to introduce DAB+ radio transmissions

French regulator, Le Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) has outlined its commitment to the success of DAB+ in France.
Addressing over 200 delegates at the WorldDAB General Assembly in Paris, Nicolas Curien, Board Member in charge of radio at the CSA, described the measures being put in place to accelerate the roll-out of DAB+ in new cities and highways across the country.

Radio Today

BBC announces changes to Local Radio

BBC Director General Tony Hall made a speech about the future of BBC Local Radio, including a number of proposals, but most significantly the removal of the over 50s age target (targeting BBC Local Radio at ‘everybody’) and an end of the all-England evening networked show.

Radiocentre is considering the implications of these announcements for the broader radio industry. Siobhan Kenny, CEO of Radiocentre said

“The removal the over 50 age target and plans to bring the music policy more in line with Radio 2 appear to signal a concerted attempt to reach young listeners, who are already well served by the BBC and commercial stations.

Without a clear target audience a radio station seeking to target everyone could end up as a radio station for no one.”


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