Daily Press Summary | Friday 12 July 2019
‘They’re passionate about the music’: Bauer’s Gary Stein talks Hits Radio breakfast show
There’s yet another new early morning show on air today – Hits Radio has launched its fresh line-up, Fleur East, James Barr and Greg Burns.
So-chatty Fleur East’s on radio gab-ga
Fleur told Guilty Pleasures: “We have a lot of energy. I feel like this is my natural calling in life, to wake people up.”
Tony Hall: BBC to harness people power
The plan is to get permission from account holders to email them about their views, which will “shape how we respond to the quantum of the licence fee”.
Spotify collaborates with Saatchi Gallery for rave-culture retrospective
The streaming service has created 16 listening stations within the gallery’s rooms. Each station features a unique playlist, curated to represent part of the rave movement.
Kurupt FM: We want to make content with someone ‘who’ll fucking pay for that content’
Despite ending their Bafta-award-winning BBC TV series People Just Do Nothing last year, Kurupt FM are back with a series of three short Danny Dyer-inspired films for Santander.
Sunrise Radio plans a summer of Melas
Sunrise Radio is hosting a number of community events over the summer to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Platforms scramble to win creators away from YouTube – the ‘clear front runner’ in video
Facebook, Twitter, Snap and Pinterest are doubling down on their missions to lure influential creators away from Google.
Advertising industry closes in on a new target: influencers
World’s largest agencies are racing to develop platforms to connect brands with social media stars
Financial Times (£)
WPP sells 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital
Sale values Kantar at $4bn (£3.19bn).
A staggeringly brave series about surviving sexual abuse – podcasts of the week
Catriona Morton’s two-parter is a challenging, but hugely powerful and thoughtful, listen. Plus: a cracking return for The Two Shot Podcast
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