Radio has defended its playlist, seemingly implying that any lack of UK music on the air is due to a respective lack of UK talent.
After being accused by Telstar chairman Sean O'Brien last week of failing to support UK talent, Radio One has retorted that at least 35%, and usually more, of its playlist is made up of UK music.
A BBC spokesman said "We have a commitment to support the best new music ... irrespective of where it comes from. If it comes from the UK, great. But if it doesn't, our remit is to play the best new music for the widest possible young audience. [Listeners'] motivation is not what nationality that music is - it's what's good." Expect a snipe-back from the music industry by return of post...
DiScuss: Is the Radio One playlist shit? Is their inability to find 'the best new music' in the UK a symptom of their failure to look in the right places? Does the label that signed Craig David have the right to have their opinion on what constitutes good music taken seriously?