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GUEST,No Fixed Abode A Mockery (BBC Folk Awards 2009) (179* d) RE: A Mockery (BBC Folk Awards 2009) 06 Feb 09

Hi Sunray, I guess the point I worry about is that if you took all the people here on Mudcat who have complained about the folk awards by the BBC how many people would this total? I guess less than 100….. will this worry the BBC or Smooth opps…don't think so.

We got our fans to send in over 1000 email requests to play one of our songs on radio two but the still refused to play it. Head of music Jeff Smith replied

Dear Tony

Thanks for your e-mail.
We are frequently contacted by people urging Radio 2 to support their music.
I believe we operate a very fair music policy here at Radio 2. This allows us to pick what we believe to be the best music to appeal to our very broad audience.
Radio 2's playlist committee is very democratically run and we consider all records as championed by supporting producers who attend the meeting.
To get to the stage of even being considered for playlist, your record needed a champion and thus I put you in contact with the specialist shows that I thought would consider your music.

We take seriously every listener request and even though your 1,000 requests represent a very small percentage of the overall R2 audience I believe we have really considered it fully across our network.
Once again I wish you well and we will certainly consider any future material you produce.
All the best

So there you go………unless a select band of producers champion your music you have no chance………………so much for democracy.

Happy new year!!!!


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