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The Great British Music Debate
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The state of the music industry in Britain seems to be in a constant state of change.

Technology, the number of 'records' we buy, and the way the merger of several big record companies are all impacting on the business.

These and many other issues are all being tackled head on in round two of Radio 2's The Great British Music Debate.

The channel has been looking at the effects of piracy, what it takes to have chart success and whether the humble single can survive.

  • Paul Gambaccini looked at what effect record company mergers has had, and was live on Breakfast - click on the link to the right to see that interview

  • You can find more in depth information on the Radio 2 website from the link at the also at the right of this page

  • The Great British Music Debate will be on Radio 2 tonight from 1900 to 2100 GMT hosted by Stuart Maconie

    The programme's focus will be a live studio-based "round table" discussion, with questions and comments from listeners, pundits and artists, this live phone-in debate and is tipped to be hotter than ever.

    It will feature live music from Alison Moyet who celebrates 20 years as a solo star in the British music business, specially produced features and documentaries.

    Stuart Maconie hosts a special programme devoted to the hot topics that form the very core of the Great British Music Debate.

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