My new BBC blog launched this week – with a first post covering this week’s happenings on 6 Music’s BBC Introducing Week, and a new post today about last night’s Maida Vale event – which I co-hosted with Steve Lamacq. We presented four of our favourite artists: Babe Shadow, Let’s Buy Happiness, The Neat and Post War Years – check out the latest post here for photos and reviews of all four bands, plus links to where you can find video footage of their performances.
And now – sorry to harp on about this – but if you like what you hear – either there or on BBC 6 Music generally – please fill in the BBC Trust consultation document here on the proposed closure of BBC 6 Music and Asian Network. A depressing number of people we meet and speak to within the music industry are nder the impression that the oyutcry so far has been enough to save these stations. Unfortunately that’s very much not the case. In the weeks since the consultation was announced BBC management figures from Andy Parfitt, to Caroline Thompson, to Tim Davie, to the director general himself have made further public pronouncements underlining their absolute determination to press ahead with their plans to close us down. For the next 25 days the general public still has a chance to change the minds of the supervisory body, the BBC Trust, and persuade them to reject the proposals. You don’t have to fill out any of the sections of the consultation document you don’t want to, and you can also remain anonymous if you wish.