Daily Press Summary | Wednesday 16th May 2018


Prime Minister backs #MentalHealthMinute as country unites behind historic initiative
Theresa May has come out in support of the #MentalHealthMinute urging the country to tune in to the special message.

Why the radio industry aims to break the silence with the #MentalHealthMinute
Radiocentre’s Lucy Barrett explains that in a historic first commercial radio and the BBC have joined forces in order to try to break the stigma surrounding talking about mental health.
Campaign (£)

#MentalHealthMinute across the dial
Thanks to David Lloyd here a snippet of how the historic and valuable moment sounded across the dial.

Siobhan Kenny awarded Radio Academy Fellowship by Alastair Campbell at Radio Festival 2018
Siobhan Kenny, Chief Executive at Radiocentre, has been made a Fellow of The Radio Academy – the highest honour the Academy can bestow, reserved for those figures who have made an exceptional contribution to the radio industry.

Christian O’Connell gets Radio Academy Gold
Absolute Radio’s breakfast show presenter OC has been given a Gold Award from the Radio Academy.
Radio Today

U.K. Collection Society PPL Posts Record Revenues
Collections at U.K. music licensing company PPL grew to £219 million in 2017, an increase of 3 percent on the previous year, and its highest ever annual total.

PRS live tariff to rise to 4%, lower rate introduced for festivals
PRS For Music’s concerts tariff is to rise to 4% after the Copyright Tribunal rubber-stamped the terms of a new live music agreement following three years of negotiations.
Music Week

BBC music chief plans a ‘more consolidated’ offering
Bob Shennan talks up need to improve speech and music strategy across its channels
Broadcast (£)

4 million listeners to gain access to additional DAB stations
Listeners in East Anglia, the South West, Wales and North East Scotland are to benefit from an extension in DAB coverage from Sound Digital.

BBC Introducing to host three day music festival
A new music festival – BBC Music Introducing LIVE 18 – has been announced by the BBC Director of Radio Bob Shennan today at the Radio Festival.
Radio Today

Apple Music, Classic FM and PPL partner with Classic BRITs
The Classic BRIT Awards has revealed its official partners for this year’s ceremony.
Music Week

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