Radio Newsbeat and Glastonbury update

My latest favourite Internet Stations is:

Reggae Mix Station 

From France with back to back reggae music, very good indeed.  No speech heard so far on the station, but today is the first time I have tuned in.  

From Radio Today Site

TV complaint to BBC rejected

11:00AM, 15 Apr 2011

The BBC Trust have decided to not uphold a complaint made by talkSPORT owners UTV about the level of news content on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Branson wants Virgin Radio back

10:59PM, 14 Apr 2011

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Radio International is to make a bid for Absolute Radio, the Daily Telegraph is reporting.

Brand wants to return to radio

09:41PM, 14 Apr 2011

Russell Brand has told a reporter in Australia that he’d like to get back on the air with a radio show, but that his busy film career’s taking priority at the moment.

2FM jock tipped for Radio 2

09:07PM, 14 Apr 2011

Irish presenter Ryan Tubridy is apparently being lined up to cover the Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2 over the summer while Graham Norton is off.

Harriet covers Emma on Heart

07:46PM, 14 Apr 2011

Heart London breakfast co-presenter Harriet Scott is going national to cover Emma Bunton’s weekend show while the former Spice Girl is on maternity leave.

Bauer drops Big City image

11:55AM, 14 Apr 2011

Bauer Media has launched two new radio portfolios today, called Place and Passion.

IOW Radio team climb BT Tower

09:49AM, 14 Apr 2011

Topping and Coombes, the breakfast presenters at Isle of Wight Radio, broadcast live from the top of the BT Tower in London after climbing the 843 stairs inside.

Pop up station for 1930s singer

12:00AM, 14 Apr 2011

A pop up radio station dedicated to a singer who died in the blitz 70 years ago is launching on 19 DAB multiplexes around the country this week.

Passion for Planet leaves DAB

12:00AM, 14 Apr 2011

Digital radio station Passion for the Planet has announced it is to stop broadcasting on the five local DAB multiplexes its currently on and focus its efforts online instead.

Beacon marks 35 years on air

09:49PM, 13 Apr 2011

Wolverhampton and Shropshire’s Beacon Radio has been marking its 35th birthday by broadcasting old clips and listeners’ memories of the station over the years.

From the Digital Spy Site

I am looking forward to seeing some of the Glastonbury performances on Television

In Full: Glastonbury lineup unveiled

Thursday, April 14 2011, 16:08 BST

By Lewis Corner, Music Reporter and Robert Copsey, Music Reporter

The complete lineup of this year’s Glastonbury music festival has been announced. The event, which is due to take place between June 24 and June 26, will be headlined by U2, Coldplay and Beyoncé.

The acts playing the eight main stages of the festival are listed below:


U2, Morrissey, Biffy Clyro, B.B. King, Wu Tang Clan, Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, The Master Musicians of Joujouka

Coldplay, Elbow, Paolo Nutini, Tinie Tempah, Rumer, The Gaslight Anthem, Tame Impala, Stornoway

Beyoncé, Pendulum, Plan B, Paul Simon, Laura Marling, Don McLean, The Low Anthem, Fisherman’s Friends


Primal Scream, Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes, The Wombats, The Vaccines, The Kills, Brother, Chipmunk

The Chemical Brothers, White Lies, Friendly Fires, Jimmy Eat World, Jessie J, Twilight Singers, Treetop Flyers, Alice Gold

Queens of the Stone Age, Kaiser Chiefs, The Eels, TV on the Radio, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Noisettes, Cold War Kids, Clare Maguire, Dan Mangan


Cee Lo Green, Chase and Status, Jimmy Cliff, Heliocentrics with Mulatu, Little Dragon, Gonjasufi, Dengue Fever, Ziriguidum

Big Boi, Janelle Monáe, Aloe Blacc, Fool’s Gold, Omar Souleyman, Brandt Brauer Frick, Nicolas Jaar LIVE, Narasirato, London Afrobeat Collective

Kool & The Gang, Hercules and Love Affair, The Go! Team, Duane Eddy, Bellowhead, Jah Wobble & the Nippon Dub Ensemble, Jamie Woon, Hidden Orchestra


DJ Shadow, Example, The Coral, I Am Kloot, Darwin Deez, Cage the Elephant, Miles Kane, Mona, Stonefield, Cocoon

Glasvegas, Battles, Noah and the Whale, The Horrors, Warpaint, Anna Clavi, Dry the River, Yuck, Brave Yesterday

The Streets, Robyn, Hurts, The Vaccines, Everything Everything, OK Go, The Joy Formidable, Foster the People, Raghu Dixit, My Tiger My Timing


Crystal Castles Caribou, Special Guests, Big Audio Dynamite, Warpaint, Jenny & Johnny, Caitlin Rose, Dylan Le Blanc, Group Love, Narasirato

Wild Beasts, James Blake, Special Guests, Tame Impala, The Walkmen, Graham Coxon, Those Dancing Days, About Group, Balearic Folk Orchestra, Ellen & The Escapades

Gruff Rhys, Lykke Li, John Grant, The Bees, James Vincent McMorrow, Jonny, Sea of Bees, The Pierces, Troy Ellis & Hail Jamaica


Brit Floyd, Raul Malo from The Mavericks, Eric Bibb, Hothouse Flowers, Newton Faulkner, The Otway Band, Sean Rowe, Gabrielle Aplin, Rainy Boy Sleep

Deacon Blue, Nick Lowe, Pentangle, Thea Gilmore sings Dylan’s John Wesley Harding, The Webb Sisters, Emily and The Woods, Isobel Anderson, Kassidy, Simon Lynge

Suzanne Vega, Imelda May, John Cooper Clarke, Wine Women & Song, London Community Gospel Choir, The Magnets, Iona Marshall, Caitlin Rose, Ellyn Maybe


Fatboy Slim, Fatboy v Carl Cox, Ke$ha, The Midnight Beat, Katy B, Fenech-Soler, Mike Posner, Beardyman

Professor Green, Devlin, Labrinth, Wretch 32, Jodie Connor, MistaJam, Skepta, Yasmin, Giggs, MZ Bratt, P Money, Griminal, Dot JR

Pete Tong, The Japanese Popstars, Steve Lawler, Claude Von Stroke, Azari & 111, Funkagenda & Chris Lake B@B, mark Knight, Matt Hardwick


Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, James Holden, Jamie xx, Sbtrkt Live, Jim Jones Revie, King Blues, Guillemots, Emmy The Great, Summer Camp, Dry The River, Danny and the Champions of the World

John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg, Yousef, Zinc, Krafty Kuts, Dreadzone, Cherry Ghost, Patrick Wolf, Pulled Apart By Horses, Brother, Fujiya Miyagi, The Phoenix Foundation, Exlovers

Subfocus & ID, Photek, DJ Fresh, Caspa ft. Rod Azian, Skream and Benga, Joker, Metronomy, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Egyptian Hip Hop, Crystal Fighters, Cults, Esben and the Witch, Mirror

Music-streaming service Spotify is to reduce the amount of free music available to the majority of its users in an effort to drive up its paid-for subscriber base.

From May 1, Spotify users in the UK and Ireland who signed up to the service before November 1 last year will only be able to play individual tracks for free up to a maximum of five times a month.

New Spotify users will be able to enjoy the unlimited free music service for the first six months, before moving onto the restricted model.

Total listening time for all free users will also be limited to 10 hours per month after the first six months, equivalent to around 200 tracks or 20 albums.

In a blogpost on the company’s website, Spotify founder Daniel Ek said: “Making Spotify available to millions across Europe has seen the service become incredibly popular.

“People are listening to more music and from a wider range of artists than ever before, and are giving up on piracy, which is exactly what we hoped would happen.

“So it’s vital that we continue offering an on-demand free service to you and millions more like you, but to make that possible we have to put some limits in place going forward.”

Ek said that the majority of Spotify users who use the service to discover new music and share it with friends will not be overly affected by the changes.

However, Spotify clearly hopes that the changes will push heavier users towards its Unlimited and Premium subscription services, which offer advert-free music streaming.

Last month, Spotify celebrated attracting its 1 millionth subscriber, meaning paid-for customers now make up 15% of the firm’s active user base. But the new music limits to the free service were greeted with a mixed reaction from the Spotify community.

Posting on Spotify’s official blog, one user said: “Ah well, it was nice while it lasted. That’s me over to Grooveshark/YouTube/piracy. Which is a shame, because Spotify had by far the best features and interface. I’ll miss the sharing and the ease of making playlists, I had things nicely organised. Thanks for destroying a community of music lovers.”

However, another user said: “I think this is a nice change. Hopefully, more people will start paying and it’ll improve Spotify even further.”

In February, it emerged that Spotify was close to securing investment in a deal that would value the Anglo-Swedish music streaming service at $1 billion (£616m).

Lady GaGa was named Spotify’s most played artist of 2010.


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