The Beat

The Beat

Dean Jackson and the team with music and more for your Saturday night. Interviews and sessions with established, and often big name, artists as well as those just starting out. Great local music from BBC Introducing.

There's plenty of opportunity for you to be part of it by upoading your own music or interacting by phone and text or by emailing

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Welcome to The Beat with Dean Jackson and the team

Welcome to The Beat with Dean Jackson and the team

Saturday night : 6pm until 10pm.

Though we play new local material throughout the programme, the final two hours are given over entirely to BBC Introducing; new unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar music. You can jump straight to this content using the link here.

It is stored separately on the iPlayer and you can jump straight to it by using the link below.

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Upload your music to The Beat

Upload your music to The Beat

If you're in a band, a solo artist or a bedroom producer and you want to get the music you're making played on BBC radio, upload your tracks to BBC Introducing.

If you enter an East Midlands postcode when you register, your songs go straight into Dean Jackson's inbox.

You'll be notified automatically when your tracks are listened to by someone at the BBC or if they're going to be broadcast. If we like what we hear, you might even bag yourself a session or a slot on the BBC Introducing festival stage.

Upload your music at BBC Introducing