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Play Next 2022

Following the success of the ten-part launch series in 2020 and a one-off live special in conjunction with All Points East Festival 2021, we were thrilled to be invited back to work on the second full season of BMW’s Play Next podcast this summer, in collaboration with Wasserman and Listen.

A music discovery podcast hosted by former BBC Radio presenter Edith Bowman, Play Next focuses on spotlighting exciting new talents alongside interviews with established acts and industry experts. We were responsible for music supervision and licensing across the entire series.

Highlights from season two include an in-depth exploration of the work of 2022 Mercury nominee Self Esteem, with the artist herself in discussion with Edith. Emerging star Katy J Pearson was another artist in focus, while Dirty Hit’s SIPHO and Warp Records’ George Riley also featured alongside interviews with Wolf Alice and Mura Masa. Acts such as Julia Jacklin, Young Fathers and Domino Records’ Superorganism, meanwhile, were among our favourite picks elsewhere.