BBC Music Awards: to take place in December and It will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans.
The BBC has announced the launch of their very own music awards event; BBC Music Awards – which is set to become the rival to Brits Awards.
According to reports, the BBC Music Awards event is set to become the second biggest annual music event, after their Glastonbury Festival coverage.
The event will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans, and will take place at Earls Court on Thursday, December 11 (2014), Eyes and Voice learned.
Like other award shows, BBC Music Awards will include a mixture of award presentations and performances from major name artists.
The award show is part of the BBC’s new music strategy, which includes promoting ‘classic music to primary school pupils and an emphasis on music in the BBC’s TV and radio programming.’
BBC director general, Tony Hall said: “Today’s the start of something very special for everyone who loves music,”
“BBC Music is a celebration of the brilliant musical talent across our country. We’ll be joining up music on television, radio, iPlayer and online like never before. There’ll be new shows, new partnerships and whole new ways to enjoy music.”
The ceremony will feature prizes and categories such as, British Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.
Eyes and Voice learned the ceremony will be aired live on BBC One, and will receive coverage on Radio 1, Radio 2 and The One Show.
The BBC has today also announced a new music project, called ‘Ten Pieces’. The project “aims to inspire a generation of children to get creative with classical music.”
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