With the music industry’s annual awards ceremony being held in the city of London next week, BBC Sport looks at how the BBC curates the best music of the year.
In 2016, the BBC chose the music from artists and labels that have been in the top three in the UK’s top 100 independent albums of all time, and the music they’ve produced.
The BBC Music awards are broadcast on the BBC One and BBC Two channels on Sunday evenings, with the awards ceremony broadcast live on the internet.
The full BBC Music list of nominees and winners is available to view on the website.
The award shows its support for music, with BBC Music chief executive Sir Tim Berners-Lee describing the awards as a platform for artists to showcase their work and raise funds for charity.
“The BBC music awards are an important tool in the wider public engagement campaign that helps raise awareness of music and its contribution to society, and for people to engage with the music,” he said.
“They’re also a platform that artists use to showcase the work of others and raise money for charities.”
The BBC awards recognise the achievements of the artists and record labels that made up the top 100 albums of the 20th century.
The top 100 artists of all-timeThe BBC is also highlighting the artists who have produced the most innovative music, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
The winners of the 2015 BBC Music award include The Rolling Stone, The Beach Boys, The Who, The Allman Brothers Band, The White Stripes, The Black Keys and The Beach Boy.
The 2016 BBC Music Award winners include The Beachboys, The Stone Roses, The Band, the Rolling Thunder and The White Tones.
“We are thrilled that our listeners are able to vote for their favourite music of 2016, and that the BBC is taking part in this year’s awards celebration,” said BBC Music director of curation, Paul Hutton.”BBC Music’s award nominations show that we’re working hard to bring music to our audience across the UK.
It’s a great honour for BBC Music to have such a significant and influential platform.”
The list of nominated albums includes some of the best-selling albums of 2016 in the charts.
In its own wordsThe BBC has said that the selection of music from the most influential albums is a vital way to highlight the work that artists have produced.
“It’s a fantastic way to shine a spotlight on the work and talent of artists,” said Mr Hutton, “and to encourage people to listen to more music.”
In a statement, the British Library said the music in the BBC’s music library is a reflection of the BBC and its cultural mission.
“While the BBC has a global reach, the music selection reflects the BBCs cultural mission and reflects the diversity of our music listening audience,” it said.
“The BBC’s selection of top 100 records reflects the breadth of British music from decades past, while the diversity and quality of the content reflects the UK music industry.”
For many listeners the BBC music library provides an incredible opportunity to explore music that they can’t find anywhere else.
“The announcement comes just weeks after BBC Music revealed that it had awarded an additional £2 million to charities through the Music for the Poor program, which helps artists pay for music education and recording costs.”
This year, we’re giving £2.4 million to music charities across the country, including the Music Foundation, and £4 million in support of music scholarships and cultural development projects in the United Kingdom,” Mr Hutt said.
The announcement is part of a wider £10 million commitment to the arts from the UK government and the BBC, which aims to encourage the creation of new music and music culture.”
Music for the poor is one of the ways we encourage young people to get involved in the music business, which is vital to the country’s cultural renaissance,” said Music Secretary Sir Michael Gove.”
As we continue to build our global music library, we’ll continue to be investing in music education to help musicians, musicians and audiences make the most of the opportunities available to them.
“The UK government’s music budget for 2016-17 was £9 billion, of which £6 billion went to the BBC.
The programme was announced at the same time as the launch of a BBC Radio 4 documentary, Music for All, which was a special focus on British music and culture.