Musicians' Union concerned over cuts to live music on BBC Radio 1

RHIAN JONES

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has expressed concern over the news that live music sessions on BBC Radio 1 have been dramatically reduced after a proposal from BBC management.

Announced yesterday, live sessions on Radio 1 will go from 250 to 160 each year in order to enable savings, while its quota for coverage of major live events and festivals will reduce from 25 to 10 events a year.

The move was within the BBC Trust’s report of its service licence ...

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