BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra have appointed Chris Price as their new Head Of Music.
Chris, who has “previous” with the station having produced for the corporation between 2000 and 2006, has also been Head of Music at Last.FM, BT, MTV and hosted a number of events for Generator. He’ll be taking over the reigns from George Ergatoudis (pictured with Chris discussing pensions plans and holiday entitlement at Music Futures), who will be exiting via the door marked Spotify in March.
Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1 and 1Xtra, commented: “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 commented: “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”.
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