Posts Tagged ‘music’

Whilst the BBC are yet to confirm or deny this, it is pretty safe to say it is planned given that the BBC have, instead of saying yes or no, kept completely silent. Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC, is set to make swingeing cuts to budgets at all levels as the Corporation look to save as much money as possible. This means the circa-£6million per year budgeted for 6Music is too much in his eyes.

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So Simon Cowell has thrown a tantrum over the Facebook-led campaign to block the X Factor winner Joe McElderry’s first single from the Christmas number one slot.  His view is that it is “cynical, stupid and very Scrooge”. How on Earth he can have this view when for the last however many years he has orchestrated his X Factor (and before that Pop Stars and Pop Idol) show to coincide with the Christmas charts is entirely beyond me.

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