What is it about?

BBC Sounds was created as both a delivery system and a commissioning framework for the BBC. This article documents the changes and explores what these shifts might say about the future of radio and status of podcasts in UK Media.

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This is one of only a few articles that discusses BBC Sounds. It discusses how the way listeners engage with radio is changing and outlines the threats posed by platformisation

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This was an interesting article to research and write as it offers some new perspectives on an under-researched aspect of the audio industry.

Mr Richard Berry
University of Sunderland

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This page is a summary of: Radio, music, podcasts – BBC Sounds: Public service radio and podcasts in a platform world, Radio Journal International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, April 2020, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/rjao_00016_1.
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