Tagged: BBC Radio 1

ReelWorld Straight In At Number 1

Who doesn’t love a good countdown? 

The BBC are celebrating 70 years of the Official Singles Chart with a series of special  shows that also utilise new custom themes composed by ReelWorld.  

The first ever singles chart was published on 14th November 1952, and The Official  Chart Company have created a new chart which features the most-streamed song  released in each of the past 70 years.  

The chart will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the The 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s  shows on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November. BBC Radio 1 will cover the most  streamed songs released from 2000 to 2022.  

The custom themes from ReelWorld feature musical influences from across the decades, and include a new rundown bed to countdown the most streamed songs  from 1952 through to today. 

Anthony Gay, Managing Director of ReelWorld said: “It’s been a privilege to work on  these themes for such an iconic moment in pop music history. To provide the soundtrack for some of the UK’s best-loved presenters to count down the country’s all time favourite songs has been a real honour”.  

The chart shows are available to stream now on BBC Sounds ahead of their radio transmission the weekend of 12th and 13th November.

ReelWorld is the world’s leading radio jingle, station imaging and media branding company. Find out more about their services at http://www.reelworld.com/

Imaging Blueprint Grabs Gold, Bronze at 2021 NYF Radio Awards for BBC Radio 1 Official Chart Works

Imaging Blueprint, the most innovative radio production service offering artist focused, extensive and modern solutions to station producers worldwide, has won both Gold and Bronze Awards at the 2021 New York Festival Radio Awards.

Earning them the awards is their work for the BBC Radio 1 Official Chart themes, IDs and sonic logos alongside producers and presenters of BBC Radio 1, Matthew Fisher and Scott Mills.

Imaging Blueprint

Adam Burgess – Imaging Blueprint Company Director
Paul Rushforth – Imaging Blueprint Music Director
Tom Cross – Imaging Blueprint Company Director
Sam Wickens – BBC Pop Hub Station Sound Producer
Matt Fisher – BBC Pop Hub Station Sound Lead Producer
Will Wicken – BBC Radio 1 Producer
Scott Mills – BBC Radio 1 Presenter

A proud day for the IB team as we won Gold & Bronze 🏆🥉 for our BBC Radio 1 Official Chart package. Another great collaboration with Matthew Fisher, Sam Wickens and BBC Radio 1.

Imaging Blueprint

Listen to the winning piece of Imaging Blueprint at the 2021 New York Festival Radio Awards using the link below:


Imaging Blueprint offers innovative, online database containing thousands of audio files including sound design, music beds, artist-imaging work parts, vocal work parts, topical elements and much more! Visit www.imagingblueprint.com

BBC Radio 1, 538 and more European Stations Trust Wisebuddah for Innovative CHR Jingles

This Autumn sees the first collaboration between Wisebuddah and Hitradio Ö3 Austria’s No.1 station with 2.6 million daily listeners. The creative team behind the station sounds of the biggest names in European Radio (including BBC Radio 1, Radio 538 and N-Joy) have delivered a 7 x Main ID custom package inspired by Hitradio Ö3’s philosophy of constant innovation. 

The new package is Wisebuddah’s contribution to the next generation of jingles on the station as Hitradio Ö3 launches a series of new shows with strong personalisation and distinct identities.

Wisebuddah’s Managing Director Paul Plant said “working with the team at Ö3 has been a real pleasure and this package is a great example of the cutting edge CHR sound our producers are known for!”

Wisebuddah has recently produced packages for Skala FM (Denmark), Radio 538 (Netherlands), Fun Radio (France), Planet Radio (Germany) and BBC Radio 2 (UK). Hear the latest packages at www.wisebuddah.com and get in touch at jingles@wisebuddah.com to discuss your next station sound today.

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Fresh, Exciting Openers and IDs for Grimmy on BBC Radio 1 from Contraband Media

After 2 successful years of imaging Grimmy on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show; Contraband Media were asked to produce a fresh package of Openers & IDs for his new Afternoon show

Matt Fisher & Grimmy’s team wanted to keep the energy from the Breakfast show package but this time with a ‘Going Home’ message, the result was colourful, fresh and exciting!

Tom Cross Contraband Media Director: We’re very proud to continue our relationship and hear the new imaging on air! It’s been another fun collaboration and we look forward to updating the imaging throughout 2018 and beyond! We wish Nick all the best for his new show.

Adam Burgess Contraband Media Director: The task was to find relevant samples in which we could splice, tune and twist into Grimmy’s new show openers. We’re really happy with the outcome and believe it gives Nick a fun and distinctive sound to his show!

Visit Contrabandmedia.co.uk

Proud to be getting up with @GregJames @ReelWorldEurope for BBC Radio 1 Breakfast

ReelWorld celebrate new sound of BBC Radio 1 Breakfast

MediaCityUK’s ReelWorld are celebrating a busy few months working with the team at BBC Radio 1 on a number of projects.

They spent the summer collaborating with the station’s in-house producers to create the theme music and imaging ahead of the launch of Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James.

ReelWorld created an iconic main theme with a memorable repeating motif to help bring Greg’s vision for the sound of the show to life. Alongside the main theme are multiple beds that cover different musical genres on the station’s playlist.

A demo for the new package can be heard here – https://soundcloud.com/bbcstationsound/radio-1-breakfast-with-greg-james

Anthony Gay is ReelWorld’s Managing Director: “You don’t get much bigger than this! If you grew up in the UK you listened to the Radio 1 breakfast show, and as the show enters an exciting new era with Greg at the helm, we were delighted to be asked to create a theme that helped define the new show”.

The BBC Radio imaging team and ReelWorld Music Director Erik Huber have spoken to the latest Earshot Creative podcast about the project, which can be heard here – https://earshotcreative.com/2018/10/bbc-radio-1-imaging/

Alongside the new imaging for the breakfast show, the team also produced daily ‘Summer Mixes’ for Radio 1 and continue to create the ‘Workout Wednesday’ mix which is heard weekly on Adele Roberts’ early breakfast show and on the BBC Sounds website.

ReelWorld is the world’s leading provider of radio station imaging and jingles with bases at MediaCityUK and Seattle. Currently ReelWorld imaging and audio branding can be heard across 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio Scotland and Radio Ulster. New imaging will launch on 1Xtra later in 2018.

Visit www.reelworld.com

BBC Radio 1 United Kingdom August 2018 Imaging Themes

Latest radio imaging for the greatest radio station on planet earth.

PURE Jingles released the latest musical themes for BBC Radio 1 United Kingdom.

PURE Jingles started in 2007 as a subsidiary of VHU Europe, focusing only on jingle production and station imaging for radio stations in Europe.

They’ve produced many pieces of art for stations like NRJ, BBC Radio 1, 3FM, Studio Brussel, FunX, KTU, RTL2 and many more beautiful stations around the world.

The distinguishing feature of PURE Jingles material is the fact that it is produced in a collaborative effort. A team of perfectionists is working on each and every jingle, to make sure the sound is tailored to your sound and music.

Hear more at PUREJingles.com

BBC Radio 1 Imaging & Aircheck w/ Clara Amfo Live Lounge Jan 2017

Captured Jan 13, 2017 on BBC Radio 1 with Clara Amfo the Live Lounge. Includes radio IDs for news, branded song intro and intro for the Live Lounge.

Clara Amfo was born on 28 May 1984. She as of now presents for the mid-morning program on BBC Radio 1, which she assumed control from Fearne Cotton since May 2015.

Amfo facilitated the British debut of the film Red Riding Hood and has announced from big events in the UK, like Wireless, Global Gathering, SW4 and NASS celebrations.

She has the voiceover talent for Motorola, Nike and Spotify.

Last September 2013, BBC Radio 1Xtra took her as host of the weekend breakfast program.

Amfo then landed as the host of The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1.

In February 2017, Amfo was one of the presenters at the BRIT Awards for ITV2.

AUDIO: BBC Radio London Imaging Package 2017 OnTheSly

THIS IS LONDON. On The Sly produced a new brand audio imaging package for BBC Radio London in summer 2017. The brief – enhance and showcase the unique relationship BBC Radio London has with its listeners and how it reflects being a Londoner, on the inside.

We created a soundscape and audio signature using real listeners, real Londoners and London sounds to create a package that really says – this is London.

This packaged formed part of the LOCAL RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – GOLD winning award at the 2017 Radio Academy ARIAs.

We also worked on the sound mix for the accompanying TV trailer promoting the Vanessa Feltz breakfast show for the station. Check it out here: http://ift.tt/2yVvvVL

These BBC Radio 1 branded intros are #NextLevel @i_BluePrint @audioadamb

Contraband Media ‘Custom Blueprint’ Power Intros for BBC Radio 1

Contraband Media, the team behind Imaging Blueprint has delivered a package of over 100 branded intros for BBC Radio 1.

Following on from their ongoing Breakfast show Imaging for Nick Grimshaw; Contraband Media have been asked to assist the Radio 1 station sound team.

This time with day-to-day playlist production, in the form of sonically branding the ‘Hot Recurrent/Silver’ tracks.

Adam Burgess, Contraband Media Company Director said: “it’s a real blast branding these big hits for such an iconic radio station. As you’ll hear from the demonstration montage, there’s some next level chopping, pitching and mashing going on here I’m immensely proud of what we’ve created as a team.”

Paul Rushforth, Contraband Media Music Director said: “it was a pleasure to continue our relationship with BBC Radio 1. We love making these intros, especially those with vocal starts where we had to recreate the instrumentation from scratch. Those were a fun creative challenge!”

Tom Cross, Contraband Media Director said: “Based around Imaging Blueprint’s contemporary ‘Artist Branded Intros’ we created ‘Custom Blueprint’ for BBC Radio 1.

It’s fantastic to be able to do work like this with our ever-expanding team of world class imaging talent.

The influence brought in by having an imaging service spanning every corner of the globe really helps us stay leading edge, which in turn aids us in creating the freshest imaging for our clients.”

Hear the imaging on air across the UK or online via bbc.co.uk/radio1

Your station can also get the Custom Blueprint, get in touch with the amazing team at Imaging Blueprint at ImagingBlueprint.com.

With studios based in London, Contraband Media specialise in bespoke audio imaging packages and custom sonic branding for radio stations and global media clients. Hear their latest productions below.

This Is What Makes Radio 1 Imaging Stand Out, Props to @Wisebuddah @MrMatthewFisher

We created a sonic “ONE” that will run through the daytime IDs, beds and song intros.

Radio 1 Create with Wisebuddah

In Autumn 2016, Wisebuddah was chosen to produce a new station sound package for BBC Radio 1.
Comprising 8 core themes, the new sound reflects the mainstream output of the station, from electronic and dance to indie & pop.

Wisebuddah Producer, George Taylor:

“Radio 1 wanted this package to be authentic, creative and to the point. Musically it needed to match the playlist, vocally it needed to be authentic and functionally it needed to get to the point. We created a sonic “ONE” that will run through the daytime IDs, beds and song intros. The vocal talent are all up-and-coming artists, I opened the mic and they did their thing.”

Paul Plant, Managing Director, Wisebuddah Jingles:

“To be able to add such a high profile package and Radio 1 to our portfolio of BBC stations is incredible. I am constantly surprised and delighted by the sonic diversity and the output produced by our team. To be able to place this package alongside our work for Radio 2 and the Asian Network makes for a hugely diverse and vibrant working environment.

Radio 1 is without doubt one of the world’s most iconic radio stations, so it’s been a privilege to work with Matt and the team in developing and nurturing the station into the sound of 2017 and beyond. It’s innovative, creative, future facing and it encompasses everything that the station stands for.”

For more information on this or any other jingle package, www.wisebuddah.com

Listen to the individual cuts below.

BBC Radio 1 2017 Montage from Wisebuddah

New radio ID package for BBC Radio 1 this 2017.

Produced by Wisebuddah London for BBC Radio 1.

Wisebuddah is producer of award-winning jingles, music and imaging for the world’s greatest radio brands.

Visit www.wisebuddah.com

BBC Radio 1 Imaging + Aircheck October 2016

As of late, Radio 1 has expected to incorporate a greater amount of its substance online with a specific end goal to identify with the changing way of its crowd.

Its YouTube channel now has more than 3 million endorsers and many elements and occasions are spilled on both that and the Radio 1 site.

The station likewise has an overwhelming nearness via web-based networking media, with group of onlookers collaboration now happening essentially through Facebook and Twitter and content informing.

It was reported 3 years ago that Radio 1 had submitted arrangements to dispatch its own committed video channel on the BBC iPlayer where recordings of live exhibitions and a few elements and shows would be spilled in a focal area.

Arrangements were endorsed by the BBC Trust in November 2014 and the channel propelled on 10 November 2014.

Playing Radio 1’s old jingles, which were made by JAM Creative Productions.

The main words on Radio 1 – after a commencement by the Controller of Radios 1 and 2, Robin Scott, and a jingle, recorded at PAMS in Dallas, Texas, starting “The voice of Radio 1” – were “… What’s more, great morning everybody. Welcome to the energizing new stable of Radio 1”. This was the principal utilization of US-style jingles on BBC radio, however the style was commonplace to audience members who were familiar with Blackburn and different DJs from their days on privateer radio.

BBC Radio 1 UK 2016 Visual Imaging @PureJingles

Radio becomes visual. Why not do the same with radio imaging?

Visual jingles enhance your TV, online & mobile simulcast, and help you take your brand identity everywhere your audience is.

They also speak to a new listener generation that loves video and is ‘always on’.

Take your on-air sound to a higher resolution, adding pixels to your waves!
Find inspiration to revolutionize your own station imaging at the revamped PURE Jingles website: www.purejingles.com

BreezeBox Creates Jingle Package For National Radio Show

Client Type: Nationwide live syndicated radio show
Work Type: Radio Imaging / Branding / Syndication
Link: www.etar.rs

The most popular live syndicated radio show in Serbia called “Od 1 do 3 sa Ivanom Zeljkovicem” (“From 1 to 3 with Ivan Zeljkovic”) needed a jingle package that will reflect the idea by its host Ivan Zeljkovic.

Ivan was a long time TV host presenting “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” for Serbian market, and after a while he wanted to re-enter a world of radio. Broadcasting through more than 20 radio stations every workday from 1pm to 3pm from Studio Etar (www.etar.rs/) in Belgrade, in just six months his show became the most popular in Serbia.

Combining three elements of today’s popular demographics (dance, pop, rock) this package merged these commercial formats, to develop a stronger bound with a wider radio audience.

Ivan Zeljkovic had this to say:

“I am more than proud to have a fresh sound of today’s best music incorporated in this jingle package. But, one thing still amazes me and that is the first moment when we’ve started playing these cuts. As soon as they were on the air the flow of the whole show became amazingly powerful and smooth! It was a revelation! I knew right away that we brought some magic. And that’s why I am more than happy that we got in touch with people from BreezeBox. Thank you guys, you rock!!!”

This jingle package contains long, medium and short versions.

About BreezeBox:

BreezeBox offer state-of-the-art imaging for a wide range of concepts and branding for various radio station formats. Focused on markets in Europe we are offering affordable and unique sonic image for each radio station.

Visit www.breezeboximaging.com


12 Jingle Joys Of Christmas At Wise Buddah


An exciting year for Wise Buddah Jingles & Music Imaging climaxes in the completion of several station Christmas packages, re-sings and a special Christmas song!

BBC Radio One with DJ Scott Mills commissioned Wise Buddah to create the ‘perfect Christmas song’.

Written by comedy cabaret duo Frisky and Mannish with producers Marc Vickers and Jem Godfrey from Wise Buddah, Scott said “I think we have all surprised ourselves with the making of our Christmas single… I think it captures the spirit of Christmas.”

The Perfect Christmas Single will air on Scott’s show on BBC Radio One on Monday 10th December.

Among the latest jingle packages and audio projects Wise Buddah created this year are for the following stations:

  1. Sky Radio [audio:https://wisebuddah.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/show/montage/321/WB_SKY_RADIO_CHISTMAS_MONTAGE_2012.mp3]
  2. 538 Holland [audio:https://wisebuddah.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/show/montage/322/WB_538_CHRISTMAS_2012_MONTAGE.mp3]
  3. Free Radio  [audio:https://wisebuddah.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/show/montage/311/Free_Radio_Montage.mp3]
  4. Radio 2 Holland
  5. NRK P3 Norway
  6. Mood 92 Jordan [audio:https://wisebuddah.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/show/montage/320/MOOD_92_-_MONTAGE.mp3]
  7. Z102.9 Cedar Rapids [audio:https://wisebuddah.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/show/montage/319/Z102.9_-_MONTAGE.mp3]
  8. Stray FM
  9. Yorkshire Coast Radio [audio:https://wisebuddah.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/jingle/audio/3396/280_1312540115.mp3]
  10. Key 103 UK [audio:https://wisebuddah.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/show/montage/293/Key_103_Manchester.mp3]
  11. BBC Radio 2
  12. including BBC Radio One (Perfect Christmas)

During the festive period, new Wise Buddah Christmas packages can be heard on Sky Radio and 538 in Holland and Free Radio in the UK, whilst Wise Buddah’s new custom packages are now on air on Radio 2 in Holland and NRK P3 in Norway.

Recent re-sings encompass stations around the world – including Mood 92 in Jordan, Z102.9 in Cedar Rapids USA, Stray FM, Yorkshire Coast Radio and Key 103 in the UK.

They have also recently delivered a new batch of presenter sings for BBC Radio 2 including Jeremy Vine, Alex Lester, Claudia
Winkleman, Clare Balding, Mark Goodier, Liza Tarbuck and Michael Ball, and they are about to produce our first Gospel
package in German!

To listen to this new work and to explore all of our available packages, please visit www.wisebuddah.com/jingles

1st update for BBC Radio 1 from PURE Jingles

The producers at PURE just couldn’t help themselves when they went to work on the first update for the BBC Radio 1 Idents. Originally scheduled to include 5 new cuts, the ideas kept on flowing and the Dutch team ended up sending over 7 finished idents that are on-air, right now.

Since the first batch of idents was pretty much an all-out assault on the ears – with lots of dub step influences and VO glitch editing – the challenge, this time around, was to include some more mellow musical influences as well. The BBC Radio 1 production team sent over musical examples for direction, and gave the go-ahead to start merging the VO with the music after studying the demos.

About BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 was established in 1967 as a direct response to the popular off-shore, pirate radio stations.

Today, it’s the home of popular presenters like Nick Grimshaw, Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills and Greg James. PURE Jingles is specialized in creating jingles and branding for CHR and (Hot) AC stations that need a truly individual sound. Clients are stations such as BBC Radio 1 (UK), NRJ (France and worldwide), and 3FM (Netherlands).

Visit http://www.purejingles.com

[VIDEO] The Making of BBC Radio 1 Jingles on JAM Creative Productions Dallas (1984)

From 1976 to 1993, JAM created all of the station jingles for BBC Radio 1.

They were heard by millions of listeners across the UK.

Here is some JAM home-video taken during one of the vocal sessions for the 1984 package.

The vocals, as well as the music tracks, were recorded at our previous studio on Insurance Lane in Dallas, Texas.

Representing Radio 1 is Johnny Beerling, who pretends to have a thick cockney accent when asked about the singers’ British pronunciation skills.

The videos are originally posted on YouTube by JAM Creative Productions Dallas.

Music4 and Pure Tonic Radio 1 Jingles

Pure Tonic is among the best production companies in the world right now.

And with its recent Sony Radio Gold Award for Best Station Imaging for Kiss 100 London, one will definitely agree.

The Steve Pigott led company is known for its unique and highly produced sounds.

The BBC Radio 1 imaging for instance showcases the use of individual syllables of human speech and produced them musically.

In fact, some of the jingles that you hear on other stations that air PT imaging are speech based and with today’s technology it’s possible to ”tune” a voice syllable to sound like it was sung.

Music4 remains to be a supplier of Chris Moyles imaging and it’s interesting to hear how the different approaches these to companies when it comes to station branding.

Recently, my friend Steve Martin posted an audio showcasing a Music4 jingle for Chris Moyles, one that particularly ‘pays tribute’ to the creativity of Pure Tonic. Have a listen. The audio is posted originally at http://earshot.tvi.gg/2011/05/bitchy-fun/. Audio uploaded by Stephen Dew.

Pure Tonic Image for BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 Imaging

Client: BBC Radio 1
Producer: Pure Tonic Media
Website: www.1maging.com, www.puretonic.com

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