The irony of Radio 1’s playlist committee

The common refrain is that younger music fans are turning away from Radio 1 and getting their new music from online sources as sa YouTube, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Which is why I raised my eyebrow at this Guardian article where Nadio Khomami sits in with a bunch of managers sitting around a room, pouring over statistics from YouTube, Spotify, Facebook likes, and Twitter shares to power the Radio 1 playlist.

Oh the irony.