Young blood: Asian Network to 'break artists into mainstream'

Mark Sutherland

BBC Asian Network has “huge potential” to build audiences and artist breakthroughs, controller Ben Cooper has told Music Week.

Asian Network Live 2019, the fourth edition of the station’s music event, is staged at Arena Birmingham on Saturday (March 2). Acts include ADP, B Young, F1rstman, G Sidhu and Indian-born US singer Mickey Singh, who will make his first UK appearance.

“We’ve sold tickets faster than ever before,” said Cooper, also controller of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. “We’re ...

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