BBC plans to enter the music streaming game
Another day, another music power-player looks to enter the streaming game. UK broadcasting authority, BBC, reportedly has plans for their own streaming service with the ultimate goal of ‘championing UK radio.’ Described as a ‘new music discovery service’ in their annual charter review, BBC intends to host 50,000 tracks on the platform for a limited time every month.
Unlike their competitors, BBC’s service intends to spotlight independent artists and labels with passionate followings through curated playlists that will include not only tracks released but also recorded live performances. BBC has still to disclose details on artists as well as a timeframe for the service’s launch. With such a crowded marketplace already solidified, the UK broadcaster will be an interesting addition to the streaming arms race.
H/T: Resident Advisor