About Radio 6 Music
BBC Radio 6 Music brings together the cutting edge music of today, the iconic and groundbreaking music of the past 40 years and unlimited access to the BBC's wonderful music archive.
Read more about the history of 6 Music on Wikipedia.
How to Listen
In the UK you can listen live to 6 Music in a variety of ways:
DAB Digital Radio: Listed as "BBC Radio 6Music" or "6 Music"
Freeview: Channel 707
Freesat: Channel 707
Sky TV: Channel 0120
Virgin: Channel 909
6 Music is not available on FM analogue radio. Get help with listening on a DAB Digital Radio
For information on listening on all of these platforms, visit BBC Sounds Help.
Listen live and catch-up with programmes broadcast in the past 30 days on 6 Music's website
Get full details of the various ways you can listen via mobile on the BBC Sounds Help page
Some 6 Music programmes are available as podcasts, which you can download and listen to on any MP3 player.
You can listen to 6 Music on some tablet devices and gaming consoles using BBC Sounds. Advice about which tablets and consoles are supported can be found at BBC Sounds Help.
Email: For many programmes, there will be a "Contact" link on the programme's web pages.
Text Message: You can send a text message to a presenter or a show via your mobile when the show is live on-air. The text number is 64046. (Texts will be charged at your standard message rate. Check with your network provider for exact costs.)
Post: You can also write to radio show teams using the following address:
BBC 6 Music
99 Great Portland Street
London W1W 7NY
If a direct contact option is not available, or to make a comment, complaint or enquiry about other BBC programmes or services, visit the About The BBC site.
If your comment directly relates to the website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC Audience Services: call 03700 100 400. (03700 calls cost no more than 01 and 02 geographic landline numbers and are included in discount packages for both fixed-line and mobile phones).
Complaints: The BBC has a system for dealing with complaints from our audience. All complaints about the BBC, our programmes and services should be sent via our Complaints website
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of music does 6 Music play?
What is today's Album of the Day?
Every weekday on 6 Music we play tracks from a chosen album - either a new release or a classic LP. Listen on-air and keep an eye on our social channels for details of which albums are featured.
How do you choose the artists you play?
6 Music offers a unique, eclectic and alternative-spirited mix of music. Our playlist is updated weekly and is published on the 6 Music website. Alongside classic tracks from the last four decades we play new music and the station also has a strong commitment to live music, with new session tracks as well as classic sessions from the BBC archive.
On average over 1,200 different songs are featured on 6 Music every month. The basis of a lot of the station output is a track database of nearly 4,000 songs that's growing all the time. Plus there are the new releases that make it onto our playlist each week. On average, five or six new tracks are added to our 30 song new release playlist every week. To get on the playlist, songs need to be championed by one of our producers and supported by the majority of the playlist committee.
Producers and presenters also have access to the BBC's massive record library and their own collections to create the individual shows.
I'm a musician - how can I get my music heard on 6 Music?
Our head of music at 6 Music is Jeff Smith. He chairs the weekly playlist meeting so if you'd like to submit a CD for him to listen to you can post them to him at the address below. Alternately, if you think your music will appeal to a particular presenter or producer at 6 Music, you can send CDs marked for their attention to same address.
BBC Wogan House
99 Great Portland Street
London W1W 7NY
If your music is available online you can also send emails to individual presenters, giving them the URL. Email addresses for individual programmes can be found via the "Contact" link on the programme's show pages.
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of CDs we receive from people we cannot give feedback on the music sent to us.
You can also visit BBC Music Introducing to upload music to the BBC if you're an unsigned band. Your tracks will reach your closest BBC Local Radio station along with a key national show of your choice. Every week on 6 Music, Tom Robinson presents The BBC Introducing Mixtape featuring the best tracks uploaded.