News 1 October 2020

Apple Music Launch ‘Blackout Radio’ Series To Celebrate Black History Month 2020

1 October 2020

Apple Music have launched a brand-new series to celebrate Black History Month in the UK!

Titled Blackout Radio, the series is a weekly radio show which will air throughout the month of October and will highlight the cultural contributions made by Black British artists and producers. Each episode will see a special guest host and a variety of guests explore several themes such as the role of songwriters and producers, Black British women in the music industry and the rise of UK rap.

The debut episode, hosted by Remi Burgz, and explores the popularisation of African music and features Tiwa Savage, Afro B and Fuse ODG. Future episodes will be hosted by Juls, Ray BLK and Ms Banks.

Be sure to listen to the first episode right here, before checking out the schedule for the future episodes below.

Future episodes in the series and their themes are:

Ep 2: Behind The Boards, hosted by Juls
What role do producers and songwriters play in the future of Black British music?
Airing Thursday 8th October 1pm BST

Ep 3: 
Leading Ladies, hosted by Ray BLK
Do you know the Black British women changing the game in the music industry? 
Airing Thursday 15th October 11am BST

Ep 4: Talking The Hardest, hosted by Ms Banks
How did the UK flip the script for rap music?
Airing Thursday 22nd October 11am BST