Save BBC Introducing Campaign


I have organized part of a campaign to help save the BBC Introducing In Scotland show on Radio 1. The BBC are restructuring and are cutting a weekly 2 hour show that showcases Scottish talent. I have organized a compilation album, club nights, and petitions amongst other things to help save the show, and the issue has been brought up in Westminster (at 2:01:13) and The Scottish Parliament, backed by the SNP and Cabinet Secretary. Losing the show would be a huge loss for local musicians and listeners, and make it harder for Scottish artists to reach international audiences. You can get involved by signing the online petition and downloading the compilation album released by my label ABAGA Records on December 19th (all proceeds go to the Drake Music Scotland charity) and features 21 tracks from Scottish artists including Frightened Rabbit, Taz Buckfaster, Riddim Tuffa, Capitol 1212, myself and more. The Pop Cop and Pelmet Nights are also involved in the campaign and have done a great job with the online petition and facebook page. Meetings with SNP MSP Joan McAlpine and Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop in the Scottish Parliament have also shown how important this show is for Scottish music, and they will be a great help in letting the right people know about this campaign. The issue was brought up at Westminster (skip to 2:01:13):

Online petition: www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/introducingscotland
Show your thoughts on the BBC cuts: http://consultations.external.bbc.co.uk/bbc/dqf

Album to to help save the show available at iTunesBeatportJuno

There are also some nights organised to raise awareness for the campaign:
Witness @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh: December 07th
Nu-Fire @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh: December 12th 2011
JungleDub @ The Bongo Club, Edinburgh: December 15th 2011
Split @ Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh: December 20th 2011

More info at www.abagarecords.com/savebbcintro