In the new issue of Music Week, Radio 1 bosses George Ergatoudis and Nigel Harding were quizzed on how an artist’s age affects their chances of being playlisted on Radio 1.
They described Noel Gallagher’s music as better suited to Radio 2 – also claiming that Green Day’s new material isn’t up a good enough standard to be played on Radio 1.
On why they were happy to play ‘Goin Crazy’, Robbie Williams’ collaborative track with Dizzee Rascal, but not his solo track ‘Candy’, Harding explained: “This is all about the age of the artist’s primary audience. In Robbie’s case we believe that his main fan base is comfortably over the age of 30, whereas Dizzee’s is clearly much lower.”
When discussing Noel Gallagher and Green Day, he said: “I think Noel’s music feels more at home on Radio 2, and the last Green Day project simply wasn’t good enough.”
On Muses’ new material, Harding stated: “Muse are approaching a crossroads – their last single was the first one not playlisted by Radio 1 in a decade. The door remains open to them but we’ll have to think carefully about their next album.”