BBC Launches Social Music Tagging Service For Radio

BBC Playlister Lets Listeners Tag Music To Create Playlists

Published On
Oct 10, 2013

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The BBC is bringing its radio stations further into the digital age with the launch of BBC Playlister, a digital service that allows listeners to tag any piece of music they hear on the BBC and listen to it later. A beta version of the site has gone live, allowing audiences an easy way to find out what music is being played on BBC Radio and to listen to it again. Anyone with a BBC account can click an "add this" button to add tracks to a personal playlist, and export them to a outside streaming service, such as YouTube, Deezer and Spotify, where they can be played back in full. The homepage of the Playlister website also lists the BBC's most recently-played songs, as well as the most popular or most searched-for music. According to the BBC, more than 26 million people listened to music on the BBC radio network each week last year.