Bbc Radio 1

The Risk of an All-Female Line Up

Darryl Morris | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Darryl Morris

The BBC's head of entertainment Danny Cohen insisted that he will put an end to all-male comedy panel shows, but I'm not entirely convinced its for the right reasons. Will the booking of more female panelists be seen as an honest recognition of the person's ability or simply an attempt to appease a growing movement?

Will Twitter and Direct-to-Fan Prove More Powerful Than Radio?

Jon McClure | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jon McClure

I don't do mornings. They remind me of being late for the call center and of running for buses, I was fated to miss. However, David was calling with good news, which stirred me from me from my slumbers. "Your album is bloody top five, Jon". Words I doubted I'd ever hear.

Audiences to Takeover BBC Radio 1's Studios During 'Access All Areas' Month

Rebecca Frank | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Frank

Just to get mushy for a minute, it's projects like these that make you proud to wear your BBC lanyard. Having the freedom to design a celebration around something as human as openness is pretty amazing, it's something only Radio 1 and 1Xtra would and could do.

The Lowe Down

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

Zane Lowe has, over the last decade, gained a reputation as one of the best known broadcasters in the business. With his distinctive (if opinion-splitting voice) boundless enthusiasm, and easy going nature with guests, he has carved out a niche as the man bands come and see when they touch down in the UK.

Sara Cox Injured In Horse Riding Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sara Cox has been injured in a horse riding accident. The BBC Radio 1 DJ suffered a broken collarbone after falling off a racehorse, and has had t...

Torrid Tributes - The Legacy of the Anti-Thatcher Anthems

Malu Halasa | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Malu Halasa

Music has always offered the choice between escapism and counterattack. At the time of another Tory meltdown - with draconian benefit cuts and the increasing privatization of the NHS - there is no new sound expressing political protest. Ironically people are voicing their disgust through Judy Garland and a Hollywood escapist fantasy from seven decades ago.

Mila Kunis: Not Another Bloody Girl-Next-Door

India Ross | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

An eruption of arbitrary internet love for one unwitting individual is a disturbingly common event. And the trend du jour, one can't help but notice, is for the 'charismatic young woman' - a title which by its very existence is a collective face-palm for feminists everywhere.

The Next Big Thing? Interview: Dan Howell (danisnotonfire)

Alex Perry | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Alex Perry

Dan Howell is a London-based, 21-year-old YouTube vlogger. When watching his videos, you can't help but like him. And it seems like lots of people feel this way; Dan has 115,000 Facebook likes and 211,000 Twitter followers

The Next Big Thing? - The Power of 'Brand Me' Feat. Danisnotonfire

Alex Perry | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alex Perry

"This ain't the last you've seen of me!" shrieked Kemal Shahin at the cameras, the ninth person to leave the Big Brother House in 2005. Apart from a couple of random cameos, that really was the last we saw of him.

Travis Arrest 'Nothing To Do With Kids'

PA | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

DJ Dave Lee Travis today denied any wrongdoing after his arrest by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, stressing that allegat...

Rihanna Joins Jay-Z Onstage At Hackney Weekend

PA | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

US hip-hop star Jay-Z has been reunited with his protegee Rihanna at BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend. The Talk That Talk singer, who is headlining th...

Ferne's Revenge: 'Grown Men Who Slag Me Off Are Huge Bullies'

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Fearne Cotton has hit back at criticism of her part in the BBC's coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Her tweets come after the broadcaster rec...

Afrobeats Week On 1Xtra

DJ Edu | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
DJ Edu

From the streets of Accra to the clubs in Abuja, shops in South Africa to the public transport in Kenya comes a new genre of music that is thumping in clubs worldwide - Afrobeats. If you like music that is different, unique, organic yet modern, with no boundaries, energetic and fused with modern genres without losing its actual identity then you need look no further than Afrobeats. Afrobeats is the sound of young Africa which is growing in popularity through out the UK and the world. The genres name stems Nigeria's Afrobeat which was made popular by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen in the 70's.

What Did John Peel Have On His iPod?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

John Peel’s record collection is to go online, thanks to the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts. Over the next six months, details of some 2,600 ...

New Music January on BBC Radio 1

George Ergatoudis | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
George Ergatoudis

But why is it important that we support a wide range of new music? In my opinion, the biggest challenge facing any artist or musician today is simply getting noticed. The internet has democratised music production and distribution and the barrier to entry is now so low that the web is flooded with millions of tracks and thousands of undiscovered artists. Simultaneously, there has been a global decline in the number of trusted guides or filters with sufficient audience to make any difference and without significant gatekeepers operating at mass-market scale music makers will find it harder and harder to emerge beyond their niche.

Rolling Stones Save Radio...but What's the way Forward for the UK's Airwaves?

Paul Carey | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Paul Carey

It's great that our elderly statesmen of rock are taking to the airwaves. But I'd like to see a bit of a shake-up in the way the music we hear on our national stations is chosen. I'm specifically thinking about Radio 1 here.