Ministry of Sound Radio has shut its doors on all future drum & bass radio shows, and has told artists that their lineup will not be re-contracted by the new phase. Artists feeling the burn include Bryan Gee, Fabio & Grooverider, Bailey, Ant TC1, DJ Marky and Drumsound & Simon Bassline Smith. However, the DJs know that their fans will follow them onto other networks and are thankful for their hardworking coworkers on the show.
On September 25, DJ Bailey posted this comment on his site:
“It is with regret that I no longer have the opportunity of presenting INTABEATS to you on Ministry Of Sound Radio. Over the last 16 months it has been a privilege to have the change to showcase the music I love and some of the artists and producer I rate to a large and ever expanding global audience. MoS have made a decision to explore other musical avenues and although I am of course disappointed I am also excited by what lies ahead.”
In place of the D&B shows, explains radio veteran DJ Chef, the company will focus on branded content and music points of sales.
By Lori Denman-Underhill