UK music doing better on radio than streaming — but can new music still break on-air?

Daniel Gumble

The music biz has hailed the role of radio in backing British talent, after Music Week analysis of Radiomonitor figures revealed that UK music was significantly more popular on radio than on streaming services in 2016.

Last year’s radio airplay Top 100 featured 54 entries by or featuring UK talent, compared to 41 on the streaming Top 100. And as the industry bids to break more British artists in the wake of a barren 2016, many are pinning their hopes ...

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