I have turned into a pretty ineffectual IT guru in the last 2 weeks to try and get the gear I use for recording to work. Currently its been to no avail but I haven’t given up yet. I almost made a breakthrough tonight and have higher hopes for tomorrow. And then back to the music…hopefully.
Tag Archives: 6 Music
Saturday 22nd May 2010 – Broadcasting House, London – 12pm to 2pm
If you’re free, go along and support it!
I sent an email to the BBC Trust concerning 6 Music’s future. Here’s what I wrote, not that eloquent but it got my point across:
I have heard that 6 Music may be set to close. I am a musician, songwriter and avid fan of music and would like to add my voice to the growing number who are strongly opposed to this.
6 Music is independent and individual in its appreciation and approach to music, and stands out because of this. It provides a place and a space for music that doesn’t have a big budget but does have big imagination and it gives this music and the musicans behind it a form of exposure they so desperately need.
Please rethink your ideas here as you would be destroying something precious.
They kindly replied:
Thank you for contacting the BBC Trust, the governing body of the BBC, with your concerns about the future of the radio station 6Music.
As you may be aware, the proposal to close the station has come from the Director-General Mark Thompson as part of a wide ranging review of the BBC’s future strategy.
In July last year the BBC Trust challenged the Director-General to address questions about the scope of the BBC’s activities, focusing on how the BBC can most effectively deliver its public service mission and meet audience needs as well as deliver value for money. The full strategy, which is now available on the Trust’s website, is the Executive’s response to this challenge.
As part of his proposals to the Trust, which are focused on increasing the quality of the BBC’s output and setting a new direction for the BBC, the Director-General has proposed closing 6Music. The Trust is now consulting on all of these proposals, and we welcome your views.
We will of course take your email as a contribution to our consultation. Should you wish to know more about the overall strategy review and our public consultation, there is more information on the Trust’s website at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/our_work/strategy_review/index.shtml
To be clear, a decision on whether or not to close 6Music will need to be made by the BBC Trust and we will consider any formal proposal to do so very carefully.
Our consultation is open until 25 May 2010.
BBC Trust Unit
If you enjoy music and good music radio, you can tell them too by emailing here:
And here’s another great and ridiculous video by OK Go, viewed over 11 million times so there must be something about it!!