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Music

Music Case 5: The Selector

updated
February 22, 2021
Published on:
December 10, 2013
January 5, 2021

The Selector

Selector

Originally launched by the British Council in 2001, The Selector is an international showcase for the best new music the UK has to offer. A weekly two-hour radio programme that covers all styles of music, from indie, dubstep, folk, soul, electro and everything in between, it eatures interviews, mixes and exclusive live sessions from some of the most exciting British artists.

Hosted by DJ and presenter Goldierocks, The Selector presents an overview of all that is exciting and fresh in British music. It avoids many of the mainstream British acts that international audiences might already be familiar with, in favour of emerging talent and underground flavours. The show reflects the brilliance and diversity of UK music, promoting the sounds, talents and musical culture of modern Britain to an international audience. The underlying aim of the show is to challenge people's perceptions about the UK and showcase the wealth of creativity and innovation that the country offers.

With an audience estimated to be in excess of three million listeners, The Selector is syndicated on FM to over 30 countries around the world, including China, Bulgaria, Colombia, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Malawi, Mexico and Poland. Previous contributors include Tinie Tempah, Gruff Rhys, Foals, Fyfe Dangerfield, Ghostpoet, Sparrow & The Workshop, DELS and Jamie Woon.

Produced by highly respected London-based company Folded Wing, The Selector has won numerous awards, including Radio Programme of the Year in Hungary and the prestigious Gold award for Best Weekly Music Programme at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. Recent accolades include International Radio Show of the Year at the International Radio Festival in Zurich, bronze for Best Regularly Scheduled Music Programme at the New York Festivals Awards, and a nomination for Best Music Show at the BT Digital Music Awards in London.

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