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danensis The Making of Music on BBC (18) RE: The Making of Music on BBC 29 May 07

The BBC - funded by the British licencepayer - spends a small fortune on music that was sponsored by the aristocracy, who made their money by exploiting the working classes. Therefore the music was paid for by the majority, who were precluded from hearing it.

The BBC now have a whole channel devoted to "classical" music, desppite a tiny proportion of the population attending classical music events, and another devoted to black music, despite an equally small minority being black. There is a channel devoted to "popular" music, though most of that is given over to ego building by the presenters. I just think that if a series is going to be about the history of music, then it should be about all music. What is good to one person is not to another, but one cannot deny the enduring legacy of non-classical music.

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