Changes to the BBC Music website
The BBC Music website has changed
It continues to be the place to find the best music content from across the BBC, including coverage from festivals and events across all of the radio networks. But music audio and video content now have dedicated homes and some functionality previously available here is no longer supported.
For the very best music-related audio, including radio, podcasts and music mixes, head to BBC Sounds, or download the free app, where you can also discover music content by category or genre.
Video, including programmes and performance clips, can be found in the Music category on BBC iPlayer.
BBC News Entertainment & Arts is where you can find the latest music news.
BBC Music Introducing continues to be the home of unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music from across the UK.
What is no longer available?
The following are no longer supported
- ‘My Music’, ‘Find a Track’ and 'My Tracks' - including the ability to save tracks to a list and export them to third-party streaming services, although it is still possible to view the tracks broadcast on BBC Radio, via BBC Sounds, and save them directly to your favourite commercial music service
- Artist pages (including the addition or updating of artist images)
- BBC Music Playlists are no longer be available, but you can continue to enjoy carefully-curated selections of music with our new Music Mixes on BBC Sounds.
BBC artist biographies
Where does our artist data come from?
Since hand-building a page for every artist to appear at a BBC event would be beyond our resources, we’re taking basic data around names, discographies and other key information from MusicBrainz, a website which offers discographical information on artists from Abba to Zappa (along with about 600,000 others). The information on the site is contributed, edited and maintained by an international community of users, in much in the same way as Wikipedia.
The artist biographies that appear on our event pages come from MusicBrainz via Wikipedia.
What if I find some content that's inaccurate?
Everybody is welcome to edit Wikipedia or MusicBrainz, and we are very keen to encourage experts among our users to contribute in this way. To edit MusicBrainz you will need to go through a simple registration process.
For more information about getting started with MusicBrainz, visit https://musicbrainz.org/doc/BBC_Landing_Page.