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No wonder the music world backs the BBC licence fee! Defected sub-label Sondela secure monthly show on Radio 1 for the next six months – and it’s the British taxpayers who will be footing the bill for this free publicity…

When Defected does something, there's usually a reason why. Label boss Simon Dunmore doesn't seem to me to be the type of person driven by sentimentality - and everything the machine does is a new cog which fits in somewhere to keep it all turning over smoothly. This makes good…

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Way to make a guy feel old just as the weekend’s getting started! Frankie Knuckles would have been 67 years old this week – and which BBC radio station mentioned this? Radio 2…

If you go back far enough into the history of house music, you'll eventually come across a time when the BBC were quite hesitant to get involved with the scene. In the UK, house music saw its first exposures to British audiences on pirate radio - I believe the first…

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As press reports over the weekend say Britain could scrap its £159 annual TV tax in 2027, the music world goes apoplectic at the news – but how much does the BBC actually help to break new tracks these days?

Here in the UK, the newspapers are frequently filled with stories attacking the BBC. This isn't terribly unusual in itself. The corporation has a guaranteed income each and every year from the licence fee, whereas newspapers, commercial radio stations and the rest don't. And although these attacks have clearly got…

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