BBC Radio 1's In New Music We Trust list to form part of main playlist

BBC Radio 1's In New Music We Trust list to form part of main playlist

BBC Radio 1 is merging its In New Music We Trust (INMWT) playlist into its main playlist, in line with the launch of the Radio 1 Specialist Chart With Phil Taggart, which launched on Monday.

The Specialist Chart pitches itself as a bite-sized digest of the world's hottest tracks, compiled by combining the songs most loved by specialist presenters and listeners. Radio 1 is also adding two spaces to its C list to help provide additional elbow room for new material crossing over from specialist. The Specialist Chart will be published with the Radio 1 Playlist each week.

A Radio 1 spokesman said the move was being made in reponse to young people's changing listening habits, showcasing the best of specialist music where early-adopting users are most likely to search for it – on their phone. In addition, Radio 1 says the move will give greater impact to the new tracks and artists that end up being added to the main playlist.

At last month's MUSEXPO Europe, Radio 1 and 1Xtra controller Ben Cooper revealed details of 25 hour-long downloadable ‘phone first’ music playlists a week for Radio 1 and 1Xtra. 

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Music Week Radar, 6th October 2016

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