BASCA chairman attacks BBC over 6music closure

By | Published on Friday 21 May 2010

Sarah Rodgers, chair of the British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, used her opening speech at yesterday’s Ivor Novello Awards to attack the BBC’s proposed plan to close down 6music, Music Week reports.

Addressing the audience, though aiming her words directly at the BBC, she said: “The end of 6music is an act of cultural vandalism. [The BBC’s role is to] enrich people’s lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. That sounds to me like 6music. Your mission is to be the most creative organisation in the world. What more could be more creative than 6music?”

If you have not yet submitted your views on the BBC’s current strategic review, including the closure of 6music and The Asian Network, you have until Tuesday. To do so, go here.