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  1. Following on from last years 'I'm in a Rock n Roll Band!' series for BBC2, which sought to explore and unpack the inner workings of how great rock n roll bands work, 'I'm in a Boy Band!' kicks off a three part series looking into the wonderful world of Pop. The intention with 'I'm in a Boy Ban...

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  2. Exec producer Mark Cooper pays tribute to BBC Television Centre, as Later… moves out Tonight, 30 November 2012, BBC2 transmits the last Later with Jools Holland from BBC Television Centre with a cast including star siren Lana Del Rey, exciting new talents like The Weeknd, Tom Odell, Tift Merri...

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  3. The story of an East-End cafe inspired Madness to think about the multicultural influence that had helped to build the community surrounding it over generations.

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  4. Ten of the best albums from the month of February 2013... Click to the BBC album reviews pages to read more, as well as hear track previews and leave your own comments.

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  5. I have never, and will never, be in a girl group. I don't have the voice, the moves, and certainly not the prerequisite looks. But most of all, because... I'm a boy. Well, more of a bloke, actually. This fact is somewhat prohibitive when pursuing the actual-girl group dream. But I hoped it...

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  6. 2012 seemed to be a fractured year for albums, there were no overriding genres or styles that dominated the end of year lists. Likewise few of the big established bands came up with career-defining records. However this did give new styles and artists a chance to flourish and grow through the cr...

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  7. Working at BBC 6 Music brings many benefits. I get to work with really talented music loving radio people every day. Listening to new music is 'work'. And I get to meet my heroes. And none come bigger than Keef. Many people - my parents chief among them - would say I could have picked a better r...

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  8. Music video really has come into its own in last fifteen years. Close to being a dying medium at one point, it's risen phoenix-like across the Internet. For lots of us, YouTube and Vimeo have become crucial ways to listen to music, and marvellous opportunities to see some of the most creative, d...

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  9. Last summer we collaborated with BBC Music Online to explore the Arena archive and choose a selection of clips to go online. There are now more than 150 clips up on the Arena webpage. Music has always been close to Arena's heart and with an archive of over 500 programmes, running from 1978 onw...

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  10. In February Rebecca Mounsey completed her contract with the BBC's Production Training Scheme - eighteen months of training and working in placements across both TV and Radio productions. BBC Four's Punk Britannia is her first production working in her new role as an Assistant Producer. Bria...

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  11. Mark Radcliffe looks ahead to this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, where the nominess include Sam Lee, Lau, Bellowhead, Jim Moray, Karine Polwart, Sam Sweeney and Duncan Chisholm.

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  12. I'm a Pop Star!, the last but by no means least of a three part BBC TWO series, is all about the men and women who go it alone, armed with just a microphone, some songs and an unquenchable desire to be pop top dog. Not wanting to share the limelight with anyone suggests an ego of gargantuan pr...

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  13. Words cannot really express the excitement I feel in being given a platform to express and play some of my favourite music on BBC Radio 2. This is a "no-holds-barred" perspective on music from around the globe, looking at music for exactly what it is - a universal language. All my work over the ...

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  14. From guest writer Gary Bales, editor of BBC Radio 6 Music Hello there. Since the launch of 6 Music on March 11th, 2002, our brilliant presenters have played nigh on a million records into your ears (seriously....based on an average of 240 tracks a day we are nearly at a million... maybe e...

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  15. John Lydon (Photo: Andy Dunn) June 2012 is a month of big anniversaries across the UK and in my role at BBC Radio 6 Music, I have had the pleasure of piecing together our Punk Britannia season alongside colleagues at BBC Four. Punk Britannia marks 35 years since Punk's heyday in 1977, whic...

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  16. 'Behind the scenes' blogs can follow a format. They usually start with the programme maker's initial delight with the commission tempered by just how daunting a prospect it is. Then the odyssey is embarked upon. There are peaks and troughs. The jeopardy of the quest. Finally, just when it all se...

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  17. For such a small island, Jamaica's musical influence has been immense. In 1962, when it gained its independence and first flew the distinctive gold, green and black flag, its singers, musicians and their producers declared musical independence too. Over the past fifty years, the island's bass-...

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