\\ Gilles Peterson talks Worldwide FM and new music
Gilles Peterson – founder of Worldwide FM and BBC 6Music broadcaster -talked to Tina Edwards at this year’s JazzFM Awards.
Taking home the award for Digital Initiative of the Year in recognition of Worldwide FM, Gilles attended the JazzFM Awards alongside fellow winners Laura Mvula (Soul Artist of the Year), Shabaka Hutchings (UK Jazz Act of the Year), and Rolling Stones (Blues artist of the Year).
Gilles Peterson talked to Jazz Standard about the success of Worldwide FM, the concept of genre, and where he likes to dig for new music.
Gilles Peterson says, “I do three hours on radio six – and it’s incredible and I’m so blessed to have that opportunity to really be able to find a new audience – but Worldwide FM was just going a little bit deeper, really”.
When asked about where he likes to discover new music, Gilles took the opportunity to offer advice to dedicated crate diggers and broadcasters;
“You cannot sleep in this game. The reason that I’m still here and that I’m doing a radio station is because you can never think that you’ve got it all. You’ve got to go round the corner, go in there, and spend the time on it, and you will be surprised. You will find something new, whether that’s going to record shops in Tokyo or car boot sales in Huddersfield, or African record shops in Marseilles, there will always be something”.
See the full list of winners:
Breakthrough Act of the Year \\ Yussef Kamaal
Instrumental Jazz Artist of the Year \\ Donny McCaslin
Vocalist of the Year \\ Norma Winstone
Instrumentalist of the Year \\ Nikki Yeoh
Blues Artist of the Year \\ Rolling Stones
Soul Artist of the Year \\ Laura Mvula
Jazz Innovation of the Year \\ Jaimeo Brown
Digital Initiative of the Year \\ Gilles Peterson – Worldwide FM
Album of the Year \\ Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
UK Jazz Act of the Year \\ Shabaka Hutchings
Live Experience of the Year \\Orphy Robinson All Stars – The Bobby Hutcherson Songbook (Promoter – Church of Sound)
PPL Lifetime Achievement Award \\ Georgie Fame
Impact Awards \\ Damien Chazelle
The Gold Award \\ Charlie Watts