New York radio supports pandemic-hit artists. Why not the BBC?main
WQXR, New York’s classical music station, has launched a support plans for hard-hit artists and organisations.
It comes in four flavours – grants for local talent; free airtime for nonprofits; a weekly live performance series; and individually tailored ongoing partnerships. Full detais here.
The plan was devised by WQXR’s new Chief Content Officer, Ed Yim, a former VP f the NY Phil.
Nobody at the BBC, Radio 3 or TV, has the imagination to kick-start an initiative for struggling artists.
They’re just sitting tight, protecting their own jobs.