Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 21.04.17← Back
Soundbites: The Week in Audio
The main story of the week is that UK streaming market is at a record high. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) reported that the UK music industry saw a 5.1% revenue growth in 2016, with a 61% increase to streaming revenues. Streaming also grew its market share to 30% and now sits just behind physical formats in overall revenues (32%).
Over at Global Radio, London’s new Capital Breakfast lineup has been announced! Roman Kemp and Vick Hope will be heading the new look show from May 2nd. The duo, who host the 2Awesome TV show together on ITV2, take over from Dave Berry, George and Lilah. Roman will also host a new Saturday breakfast show across the Capital network.
Fix Radio, the London DAB station aimed at tradespeople, launches on Wednesday 26th of April and will give away 20,000 bacon butties over the first 40 days of broadcasting. Three branded bacon butty vans will visit 1,400 building sites serving free hot food and promoting the station.
In regional news, former Q103 breakfast, Horizon Radio and Virgin Radio presenter Helen Legh is joining MKFM in Milton Keynes. Helen took a break from radio in 2014 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and only given a few months to live. Following successful brain surgery, Helen is making a triumphant return to radio with her new weekend show starting Sunday May 7th at 7pm.
And finally, Bauer Radio have revealed their “Cash for Kids” charity raised over £21.8 Million and supported over 560,000 vulnerable and underprivileged children across the UK throughout 2016 - which is an incredible result and deserves a huge round of applause!