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BBC Music app enables audiophiles to find new music on Spotify, Deezer and YouTube

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By John Glenday, Reporter

February 24, 2016 | 2 min read

A standalone BBC Music app available on Android and iOS enabled smartphones and tablets is set to give audiophiles fresh reason to cheer by pulling together music clips from the broadcasters TV and radio stations into one easily searchable location.

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Content includes live performances, DJ and presenter curated playlists and interviews with musicians. Users will also be able to search for and play all tracks broadcast on BBC Radio over the past week and add favourites to their own playlist although these will be limited to 30 second clips owing to licensing restrictions.

Anyone wishing to hear the full length work can connect their account to Spotify, Deezer or YouTube to hear the complete version.

Ben Chapman, head of popular music at the BBC, said: “We’re here to support legal music consumption in the UK, and to grow the UK music industry as a whole. We decided it was best not to be an island: you have to connect with the people who allow those services to happen.”

The BBC is currently in talks with Apple and Google to integrate their own streaming services within its app.

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