Thursday, 29 Mar 2012
Image – Welsh pop singer Duffy
Music marketing message: 6
The UK is respected worldwide for the quality, diversity and sophistication of its media landscape.
The BBC remains a crucial ally of the music industry, helping to break new talent, especially via BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music. BBC Radio 3 continues to offer a high-quality service for classical music enthusiasts and promotes young talent through its New Generation Artists programme. (1)
The UK's commercial TV and radio sectors provide strong national and local competition for the BBC, enhancing choice for music-lovers in all genres.
A huge range of English-language music websites drives interest in the sector and stimulates the legal download industry. Examples include iTunes, Last.fm, Rhapsody and Pandora.
High-quality music supplements form a regular part of many UK national newspapers, e.g. Observer Music Monthly. The UK has a wide range of specialist music magazines, such as NME, Q and Mojo.