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BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe Steps Down For Position With Apple

At the weekend, BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe announced that he will be leaving the station. For the past 12 years, the 41-year-old New Zealander has been regarded as Radio 1’s new music ambassador and has been resident of the 7-9pm Monday-Thursday slot. If for nothing else, he is known nationwide in the UK for his adrenaline-fuelled enthusiasm and downright passion for music. He’s loved by most for his ability to immerse listeners in nearly any form of music, for the way he conducts interviews and for that little bit of extra excitement…

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LISTEN: Ed Sheeran Reveals New Single with Rudimental – “Bloodstream”

Ed Sheeran has announced his new single, titled “Bloodstream”, featuring Rudimental. Its the fourth single to be taken from his most recent album, X. Although, the version heard on the album does not feature Rudimental. Since yesterday, Ed had been Tweeting teasers towards the new single, which was finally revealed on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show this evening. Check it out below Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: You Me At Six BBC Radio 1 Set

Just a few days ago, You Me At Six was part of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Glasgow. If you weren’t there to see their live performance, don’t fret! You can watch their full set below, after the jump. Want to hear more from You Me At Six? Purchase a CD of their music here and buy concert tickets here to see them live for yourself! Please follow and like us:

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Sexism In Music: Pitbull Makes Radio 1 DJ’s “Soul Weep”

BBC Radio 1 host Sara Cox expressed discontentment this past week with the BBC station for continuing to play Pitbull’s music. Cox called the rapper’s lyrics misogynistic, and demeaning to women. The Independent quotes: “Someone like Pitbull on Radio 1 makes my soul weep with the way he sings about women. I just couldn’t bear playing that.” Issues related to sexism in the music industry made the news last week as well, when Playboy Magazine called Neko Case a singer who is “breaking the mold of what women in the…

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The 1975 To Perform At BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2014

Hosted by British radio station BBC Radio 1, this years Big Weekend event is guaranteed to be huge. Taking place on the weekend of May 23-25 in Glasgow, the event will start with a huge party in George Square complete with a DJ and a live broadcast of kickoff. Saturday and Sunday will consists of a number of performances, including The 1975 on Sunday night. Other performers include Rita Ora, Pharrell, Paolo Nutini, and more to be announced soon. Being such a huge event, tickets went quickly based on a strict…

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WATCH: You Me At Six Cover Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”

BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge has seen its fair share of covers over the years. Its most recent would be You Me At Six with their rendition of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”. They decided to slow it down a bit in comparison to the more upbeat almost dance tempo of the original. Watch the video after the jump. Would you like to hear more of You Me At Six or see them perform live?Purchase a CD and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: Arctic Monkeys Cover Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”

This band is definitely not the first band to cover “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” and they won’t be the last. BBC’s Radio 1’s live series, Live Lounge, hosted Arctic Monkeys when they covered the song live on air. Check it out after the jump. Purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: Biffy Clyro Covers Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Young”

Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro covered Vampire Weekend’s hit “Diane Young” on Radio 1’s Live Lounge.  The cover, an acoustic performance, featured just a guitar, bass, box drum, and vocals, and shows a more mellow version of the originally high-octane pop hit.  Watch the performance after the jump. You can purchase a CD here. You can buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Reading And Leeds Add Bands To Lineup

The Reading and Leeds music festivals have added a whole bunch of bands to their lineup. Check out the latest additions after the jump! You can buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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