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  1. I picked this up today. She doesn't say much about Guy Ritchie at all. It had her thoughts on David Cameron, ageism, and it seems like she turned down The Brit Awards lifetime achievement award this year.

    It's part of a two-part interview. Tomorrow's she going to be talking about the BBC Radio 1 controversy :wow:

  2. #LivingForLoveDAY - 25th February

    If this gains momentum, along with the Brits and interviews that week, M is guaranteed that Number 1

    This couldn't have worked out better :wink:

    That's a good idea. But they should send it off to other fanbases of artists who have been refused Radio 1 play as well. Take That for example - there's probably loads more. Even if they don't like Madonna, they can download the single as a form of protest against ageism. If it gains momentum it could possibly work. But they need to widen their horizons.

    Who is running that campaign, someone should tell them. All fanbases together downloading LFL on Wednesday for a UK #1. They would need thousands and thousands more people for it to work though. Like Chelle said, Rage Against The Machine got to #1 a few weeks back after a Facebook campaign against Simon Cowell.

    Or Chelle should start a proper one - she has the contacts :wow:

  3. Have you read the Twitter exchanges between that idiot Chi Chi person (who wrote the ridiculous retort on BBC Newsbeat)??? Madonna fans are ANNIHILATING this stupid idiotic bitch.


    Oh she's the one who does the news bulletins on BBC Three as well. I can't believe she said "It's just not a good track". As a reporter, she's supposed to be objective.

    What a mess this all is. :lmao:

  4. Yep, everyone sign that petition. It will need thousands of signatures before it will be taken seriously though.

    From the BBC Newsbeat website, reporting on the corporation's own controversy. They seem to be getting themselves tied in knots here when trying to explain why they won't play it.

    There's been a bit of a media storm surrounding Madonna over the last couple of days, and it's not down to the outfit she wore at this year's Grammy awards.

    Instead it's been about her music, her age and whether she's been banned from the Radio 1 playlist.
    The singer, 56, has a new album out, Rebel Heart, and the first official single is called Living for Love.
    But Radio 1 says age has nothing to do with tracks not being playlisted.
    Earlier this week, the station's Facebook page was flooded with messages urging the network to play Living for Love as part of the station's 10-Minute Takeover feature.
    The fans, many from South America, accused the network of being "discriminatory".
    Jordan, 24 and from Manchester, got in touch with Newsbeat to say he loves radio and "can't believe that Radio 1 has snubbed a song like Living for Love".
    "I think there's a massive problem when it comes to radio playing, particularly, female singers over a certain age," he says.
    "If this song had been recorded by someone younger, it would have had a lot more airplay by now.
    "Madonna's a musical icon and as shown by her recent Grammy performance, she's just as relevant as any other recording artist out there right now."
    There are several playlists run by Radio 1, including In New Music We Trust, and the tracks on it are published every week on the station's website.
    In a statement, Radio 1 says: "The tracks are chosen on musical merit and their relevance to our young audience on a case-by-case basis, and while around 40% of the country's 15 to 29-year-olds tune into Radio 1 each week, an artist's age is never a factor."
    Radio 1 DJ Diplo has also waded into the argument, tweeting "tell @BBCR1 age ain't nothing but a # and support Nicki Minaj and Madonna".
    But Radio 1 bosses say this track didn't make the cut.
    Newsbeat has occasionally been invited to sit in on the Radio 1 playlist meeting, which comprises the music team, production teams and of course - lunch.
    It's a meeting that can go on for up to four hours, with in-depth discussions about songs, the audience and "musical merit".
    But if you think about all the music being made and released in the world today, then you can imagine the competitive nature for the 15 places on the A playlist.
    Sir Paul McCartney, 72, has two playlisted singles (Only Once and FourFiveSeconds).
    DJ David Guetta, 47, is on the list too with his track What I Did for Love featuring Emeli Sande as well as 39-year-old Sia and Foo Fighters, fronted by 47-year-old singer Dave Grohl (the band has a joint age of 232).


  5. A campaign is a very good idea and could work. But some people on there need to calm down. There's a separate boycott Radio 1 group now which is growing. Apparently a couple of people on there have called the BBC phone number and started swearing to the person on the other end of the phone. That is NOT a good idea.

    They might add it to their A-list if people group together and keep rational!

  6. Now the media are picking up on it!

    "Madonna fans bombard Radio 1" :ohmy::ohmy:
    Madonna fans urge BBC Radio 1 to play 'Living for Love'
    Madonna fans have rallied together to get the star's new single playlisted on BBC Radio 1.
    Reports emerged over the weekend suggesting that the radio station has put a ban on playlisting any new music by the 56-year-old singer, as it deems her irrelevant for its younger demographic.
    However, the BBC has since refuted the claims, stating that it decides its Radio 1 playlist on the merit of the song in question and not an artist's age.
    That said, Madonna's fans have continued to bombard Radio 1 with requests to play her new single 'Living for Love'.
    After putting a call out for their Ten Minute Takeover feature on Facebook, hundreds of fans asked for Madonna's new single.
    Madonna fans bombard Radio 1's Facebook page.
    "I'm 17. I'm not old. I want to listen to MADONNA!!" one Facebook user commented, while numerous others posted YouTube embeds of the star's new music video.
    BBC Radio 1 has played 'Living for Love' just once since its debut in December, while the single has been added to rival station Capital FM's main playlist.
    What's more, producer Diplo has waged into the debate, tweeting: "Tell @BBCR1 that age and nothing but a # and support @NICKIMINAJ @Madonna."
  7. Statement from Radio 1 on their Facebook page:

    Radio 1 does not ban anyone – please don’t believe the papers.

    The tracks played on Radio 1 are chosen on musical merit and their relevance to our young audience on a case-by-case basis, and whilst around 40% of the country's 15 to 29-year-olds tune into Radio 1 each week, an artist's age is never a factor.
    In fact, Paul McCartney currently has two tracks - 'FourFiveSeconds' and 'Only One' - on the Radio 1 playlist.

    People are not taking it well - they're spamming with Living For Love video links again!

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