BBC Radio 1 Bosses Think Noel Gallagher's Music Is Better For BBC Radio 2
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.28.2013
They have standards...
In an interview with Music Week (via NME), BBC Radio 1 head of music George Ergatoudis and music policy director Nigel Harding said that Noel Gallgher's music is "more at home on Radio 2" than their radio station. Several music industry figures questioned the two, including music promotions specialist Kevin McCabe. McCabe asked what the criteria is for an artist's age and how that affects their chances of being played.
Harding commented on the confusion about Robbie Williams' 2012 song "Candy" not getting played but his "Goin' Crazy" collaboration with Dizzee Rascal getting heavy play. He said: "This is all about the age of the artist's primary audience. In Robbie's case we believe that his main fan base is comfortably over the age of 30, whereas Dizzee's is clearly much lower. I think Noel [Gallagher]'s music feels more at home on Radio 2, and the last Green Day project simply wasn't good enough. Muse are approaching a crossroads - their last single was the first one not playlisted by Radio 1 in a decade. The door remains open to them but we'll have to think carefully about their next album."
Williams previously called Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw a "bastard" during a live appearance after the stations refused to play "Candy", saying he was too old for them.