BBC Introducing (Slight Return)

Hint Number 1

Hello everyone – sorry, it’s time to repeat last month’s rant about the BBC Introducing Uploader.

Last week about eighty people clicked on our Send Us A Track link on this blog and eleven of them have duly ended up as this week’s Fresh Faves. Every one of those artists saw a link saying: “UK artists: be sure to submit your latest tracks to the BBC Introducing Uploader

Now I  host BBC 6 Music’s Introducing Mixtape show which consists entirely of tracks sent to the BBC Introducing Uploader, as the name suggests…. And you know what?

Three of this week’s Fresh Faves still can’t be featured on my BBC Introducing Mixtape because… the artists couldn’t be arsed to “submit their latest tracks to the BBC Introducing Uploader. See last month’s post for more about why this matters – and check out the comments at the bottom of that page.

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Tom Robinson

London-based broadcaster & songwriter, born 1950. His best known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby; he has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. Read More...


  1. You can only say it so many times Tom.
    But you being the true gent you are,you give artists another chance.


  2. Thomas McConnell

    I uploaded my track “So Long, Souvenirs” to bbc introducing a couple of months ago and it just got featured now on fresh faves so does that need to be re-uploaded to introducing or does the old upload still count?

  3. Tom

    Thankyou Johnno. You’re most kind, but in truth I’m simply being a moany old git because it makes my life more complicated when there’s an exciting new track in the Fresh Faves and we then can’t play it on the radio.

    Thomas, don’t worry – you’re actually leading the field this week. Once a track is uploaded it stays there until you take it down again – and any new music show at the BBC from Steve Lamacq to Huw Stephens will have access to it. Your wonderful “So Long Souvenirs” is already downloaded on my hard drive at home. It’s earmarked for my Mixtape a week on Sunday – and a repeat spin on my Saturday show the weekend after that, too. Nice work 🙂

  4. Hi Tom,

    Our track My Captain by Cartesian Jetstream has made it on to your listening post this week which is brilliant.

    I have a quick question though. When I uploaded the track via the dropbox, Soundcloud has created an additional account which is not our correct one (the correct one is, if we do get selected for radio play can the above link be displayed as I would hate for people to be directed to the wrong link! Our tracks are also up on the BBC introducing site.

    Thanks and keep up the brilliant work you are doing, this website is a top resource for up and coming bands.


  5. Thomas McConnell

    Thanks a lot mate, can’t wait to hear it on ze’ wireless

  6. Hi Tom,
    Sorry we had a bit of miscommunication in our band and each one of us thought the other had already uploaded it!
    It’s sorted now and our track “Runaway”, is now on the Introducing Uploader.

    Cop on the Edge

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