BBC Playlister Goes Live

The BBC’s music spotting service Playlister has gone live, enabling users on desktop and mobile browsers to tag tracks they hear anywhere on the Beeb and then find them on other sites.

Users can export the playlist of music they have curated from BBC shows, as well as finding songs picked by BBC radio presenters, and listen back in full on sites like YouTube, Spotify or Deezer. The BBC will updates its iPlayer Radio app to incorporate the service in the coming months.

The new platform was outlined by the director general Tony Hall earlier in the week when he  explained his vision for the future of the organisation. “BBC Playlister is a wonderful innovation from the BBC that has been designed purely with audience needs in mind,” he said.

“We have a proud musical heritage that dates back to the very beginning of the BBCs history, and over the years we have found many new ways of bringing fantastic music to our viewers and listeners. Working with partners such as Spotify, YouTube and Deezer, we will once again transform our audiences relationship with music and the BBC.”