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Chris Price named BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s new Head Of Music

By | Published on Thursday 28 January 2016

Chris Price

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra have a new Head Of Music in the shape of Chris Price. No, not a cardboard cut out. The actual Chris Price, who was previously Head Of Music for It apparently needing such a thing.

Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1 and 1Xtra, says: “Chris brings unparalleled experience across music radio, TV and digital broadcasting to BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. His passion and knowledge is key to our future plans for young audiences to continue to discover the music they will love. I’m delighted to welcome him to the team”.

Chris Price adds: “Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Head of Music is the greatest music discovery job on the planet. I’m THRILLED to be joining the BBC to continue the incredible work it does breaking new music, as well as steering the networks’ music strategy into the next phase of its digital future”.

Price will take up his new role in March when George Ergatoudis leaves the building to join Spotify. As previously reported, he was announced last year as the streaming service’s new UK Head Of Content Programming, after a decade in the Radio 1 job.