Ben Cooper: Radio 1 still No.1 for music biz

Mark Sutherland

Speaking to Music Week at the launch of Radio 1’s 50th anniversary programming, Cooper said: “In record company weekly meetings, the first thing executives want to know is, Have you got Radio 1 on board?

It’s, What does Annie Mac or MistaJam think of this record? Have we got a Tune Of The Week? Are we on the playlist?

“We’re more important than ever to the music industry,” he added. “Because we are that place where young people gather and ...

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