BBC Radio 1 Musicubes

BBC Radio 1 is tapping into the online music culture that has led to the success of bands such as Arctic Monkeys with the launch of an interactive service allowing listeners to access the latest edition of their favourite shows.

The online service, which is called Musicubes, is accessible at Users can create a Musicube by entering the genre of music they prefer, such as hip hop, chart or indie.

The service will then offer online access to the latest editions of Radio 1 shows that feature the specified sort of content. They can also be shared with others via sites such as

I've created my own Musicube. It's a cool (if fairly useless) concept, but my problem with it is that you have to be able to label your favourite music, which may be easy for DJs but not so easy for those of us who don't know our Grime from our Dirty House. This would be one for Pazen, I think.

Anyway, my cube is below...

Posted by melvin | Mar 20, 2006 @ 4:42 PM | Comments (2)



This is a cool little toy and I don't think that it is useless. Instead them telling you what is what, it's up for you to explore and discover. It's a toy after all, but what a cool little toy.

Paul :: March 23, 2006 11:44 AM

Thanks for joining in Paul, and I take your point. Anything that helps you to discover great new music (and is free) is a good thing, and I already listen to the Radio Player a lot so this is a nice extension.

What I'd like to see is more integration so that you can add shows to your musicube while you listen, without having to know what genre of music they are. The musicube engine could do that part for you.

Melvin :: March 23, 2006 3:37 PM

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