BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent and grassroots artists to bypass the record industry. It allows them to get heard by BBC producers and DJs without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries.
I listen to hundreds of tracks a month: some recommended by BBC Introducing colleagues – plus everything sent to us here at Fresh On The Net. The BBC Introducing Mixtape showcases 60 minutes of the finest tunes you’ve never heard every Monday morning at 2am on BBC Radio 6 Music.
NB to be eligible for airplay under BBC rules, all tracks need to have been uploaded to the BBC Introducing website. No upload = no airplay.
Each show is also available as a podcast from the BBC 6 Music downloads page – and as a curated playlist on the BBC Music website. Track titles, start times and artist links can be found each week on the BBC Introducing Blog.