From the unusual to the downright bizarre. The BBC has opened up its vast sound archive to the public. Thanks to the new BBC Sound Effects website, you can freely download over 16,000 sound effects in WAV format for “personal, educational or research purposes”. The database is tagged and searchable, so you […read more…]
From BBC Artists are being advised not to state publicly who they’re inspired by on their new music, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. Could this stifle their creativity? “There is no such thing as a completely original composition,” says music producer and songwriter Nile Rodgers. “We learn music by […read more…]
Watch Episode 1 here at the BBC Classic 80s music quiz revived for two seasonal specials hosted by Mike Read. Guests include Toyah Willcox, Tom Bailey, Andy McCluskey, Steve Norman, Mari Wilson and Leee John.
Courtesy of the BBC:- Test your knowledge of the year in music by making these headlines complete – click here to play
From the BBC Between the mid-1960s and the late 1970s, the long-playing record and the albums that graced its grooves changed popular music for ever. For the first time, musicians could escape the confines of the three-minute pop single and express themselves as never before across the expanded artistic canvas […read more…]
…..we are liking the look of this major new BBC4 music series which started on Friday. Friday 15 April People’s History of Pop: The Birth Of The Fan BBC Four, 21:00-22:00 The first episode in a series charting the UK’s popular music heritage through the eyes of music fans. Twiggy […read more…]
THUNDER 'Live At The BBC [1990 – 1995]' [Release Date 24/05/2010] 6CD Formed from the aftermath of Terraplane in 1989, hard rockers Thunder went on to amass 17 Top 40 singles and 2 Top 5 albums in the UK. The Thunder release campaign now continues with the 'At The BBC […read more…]
On this weeks Top Gear, AC/DC Rock God Brian Johnson is the 'Star In The Reasonably Priced Car'. Watch his lap and an interview on BBC 2 this Sunday at 20:00GMT. Alternatively, it can be viewed after its transmission on the BBC i-Player !!