BBC Radio 2 to explore Now Music albums

As Now That’s What I Call Music prepares to release its 100th album, Radio 2 will ask what the future holds for compilation albums in the age of streaming.

A documentary, hosted by Gary Davies and produced by Wise Buddah, will look at the past, present and future of Now That’s What I Call Music.

The first album was released in 1983 and was backed up by a national TV ad campaign voiced by Tracey Ullman. More recently they have been promoted by Wise Buddah’s Mark Goodier, also a presenter on Radio 2.

The programme has contributions from Westlife’s Mark Feehily, Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud, Ali Campbell from UB40, Kylie, Heaven 17, Limahl, The Thompson Twins, Anne-Marie and Calum Scott, as well as compilation creators and compilers, music managers and journalists.

Now That’s What I Call Music – 4th July 9pm till 10pm on BBC Radio 2. See more programme highlights here.

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