Chris Price is the new Head Of Music for BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra today announced that they have appointed Chris Price as the Head of Music for Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Published: 27 January 2016
Chris brings unparalleled experience across music radio, TV and digital broadcasting to BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. His passion and knowledge is key to our future plans for young audiences to continue to discover the music they will love.
— Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1 and 1Xtra

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra are the world’s most valued youth radio networks, reaching around 40 per cent of young UK listeners every week, with a focus on breaking new music and helping to discover, develop and launch new artists. As the Head of Music for both stations, Chris will become the creative and editorial lead for Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s music policies, and play a key role in ensuring the BBC delivers the right content on the right platforms for young audiences.

Chris joins Radio 1 and 1Xtra with a wealth of experience under his belt, having worked at Sony, Warner, Radio 1, MTV and BT. Along with consulting in the industry, he was most recently working as Head of Music for Last.fm.

Chris will start his new role in March, taking over from George Ergatoudis who will be leaving Radio 1 and 1Xtra after 10 years in the role.

Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1 and 1Xtra, says: “Chris brings unparalleled experience across music radio, TV and digital broadcasting to BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. His passion and knowledge is key to our future plans for young audiences to continue to discover the music they will love. I’m delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Chris Price says: "Radio 1 & 1Xtra's Head of Music is the greatest music discovery job on the planet. I'm thrilled to be joining the BBC to continue the incredible work it does breaking new music, as well as steering the networks’ music strategy into the next phase of its digital future."

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