We met Gordi at Primavera Sound 2017

Photo by Savannah van der Niet

On a beautiful sunny Thursday afternoon at the CCCB we were delighted to get to know Sophie Payten also known as ‘Gordi’. Gordi was able to sing from the moment she could talk. She grew up in a musical family and at the age of two she sang “Who will buy” from Oliver. Has any 23-year old experienced so much in life as Sophie Payten?

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We meet Adam Curley from Gold Class at Primavera PRO 2017

On a sunny Thursday afternoon at the CCCB we were delighted to get to know lead singer Adam Curley from Gold Class a bit better. With a Morriseyesque voice and a a post punk sound it’s clear the group have a big future ahead of them. Playing as part of the Australian BBQ, they were one of several Aussie groups featured at Primavera this year.

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Primavera Kicks off with Free Show at Parc del Forum on Wednesday

Primaver opening

The opening day takes place on Wednesday 31st May in Parc del Fòrum giving the general public the opportunity to see several national and international bands live and totally free of charge in the early evening.

The British band Saint Etienne, great stylists of nineties electronic pop, hip hop from 7 notas 7 colores, Anímic’s new electronic textures, epic anthems with hints of afrobeats from Local Natives and modern folk by the young Australian artist Gordi will be the protagonists of this first fabulous evening of concerts.

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Launch your media career from TODAY!

Do you want to launch yourself into the media industry this is the perfect course for you. Eight, 2 hour weekly, sessions where you will get a complete oversight of the radio industry and real hands on experience in the studio in every session.

Your trainers are international radio professionals that have been in the industry for more than 20 years.

Upon completion of all 8 sessions and the creation of your show reel as assessed by external industry professionals you will be awarded the BCFM radio certificate of excellence. You can choose to study further or we will support you in the distribution of your show reel to radio stations.

Frequency : weekly 2 hour sessions.

Number of students: maximum 8 people

Number of sessions: 8 Sessions for Radio Presenting and Production

Location, 67 Carrer Roc Boronat, Barcelona. 08005. 1 minute walk from llacuna metro station

1)      Timeline of radio to today 26/7/2017

            How did it all start? Transmitting from Luxembourg and then the North sea, what happened to AM? Why did FM grow to become the dominant technology. Why did DAB work in the UK but not in continental Europe? Why did DRM fail? What is the future for radio in Spain?

 2)      Radio strategy and formatting 2/8/2017

            Every station has a strategy but what need is it meeting? How can you identify what audiences want and if they are listening? Is radio still relevant for advertising, who are the competitors? Does the audience want chat or music? How does this affect the content strategy?     

3)      Music or talk? It’s all about the audience 9/8/2017

            Who is the target audience? What are their gender, age, music preferences and social interests? When are they listening and how can you engage with them? How can you adapt your style of content and delivery?

 4)      Working the mixing desk, microphone technique  16/8/2017

What are the basics of the mixing desk, microphone technique, music management, using recording and production software. How can you set up streaming software for both audio and video. Trouble shooting when you are under pressure.

5)      How to prepare your show and writing the perfect radio link. 23/8/2017

Every DJ is required to entertain or provoke thought in some way. How can your links put a smile on people’s faces whist still communicating the message you wish. Not all presenters need hours of preparation but having some content ready makes the difference between good and exceptional presenters. We show you how to prepare a show outline and content for your shows in the most effective way.

6)      Radio Presenting with power and interview techniques 30/8/2017

Once you have mastered all the basics above, it is time to fix any bad habits. All of us quickly develop annoying habits for the listener, overusing words, or repeating subjects. Talking too much or not enough. Allow us to listen to you and feedback any errors you are making.

Interviewing is an art form, getting the best out of guests, allowing them space to express themselves whilst not allowing an interview to become an audience loser. Friendly open questions and tough closed questions, we equip you to ask the right questions at the right moment.

7)      What to do after your show: Technical 6/9/2017

For many radios stations, more people listen to the repeat of the show than live. So achieving excellent distribution is really useful. We run through the popular options for music, and talk radio.

How to embed an audio player in your website. How to create a smartphone application. How to broadcast video direct to a facebook page, you tube channel, a web page or smartphone app.

8)      Marketing for radio 13/9/2017

Pre-show marketing, live marketing and post show marketing. Different social media serve different purposes. The importance of branding and community building. It’s time to get known.

Interested? Get in touch!  j.kent@barcelonacityfm.com

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Barcelona City FM presents: Kelpe

Barcelona City FM presents: Kelpe

In association with Bizzarre, Barcelona City FM presents Kelpe for one night only at our favourite DJ haunt, Garage 442

Over the last twelve years Kelpe has carved himself a unique perch in the UK’s electronic underground. A regular artist on imprints DC Recordings, Black Acre and more recently DRUT Recording, the man himself will be in town for Primavera week performing a rare DJ set for Barcelona City FM and Bizzarre. Intent to throw down his influences expect the bleeps & bass of classic Warp artists to the funk of Sly Stone as well as genre hopping from house and electro to alternative sounds, it goes a little something like this >>https://www.mixcloud.com/KELPE/ghawdex/

Co pilots include:
> Matt Bovey aka Satta B (BCFM / Palm Grease)
> D.N.S b2b Tottie (BCFM)

Check out recent radio show’s from the Barcelona City FM fam:
> Palm Grease: https://www.mixcloud.com/palmgreasebarcelona/
> D.N.S: https://www.mixcloud.com/groovecontrolbcn
> Tottie: https://www.mixcloud.com/Track_Family_Radio/

Join us from 21:00 kicking off the Primavera week in true party form.

 

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Now Broadcasting across IBIZA!

Ibiza is the undisputed world headquarters for dance music and Ibiza White is well known for broadcasting many of the biggest parties from the white isle including the opening and closing parties of some of the biggest clubs. From the 15th of May, when you are driving across Ibiza you can now also tune in to your favourite Barcelona City FM shows between 21.00 and 23.00, Monday to Friday and Sunday mornings too. “Working together with Ibiza White 103.7 is an exciting step forward for us” commented Jim Kent, founder of the English speaking channel in Barcelona.

In Barcelona over the last year and a half we have found our dance music evening shows to be some of our most popular and therefore a natural way for the two stations to collaborate. You can expect old school house mixes with Paul Wilson on a Monday, Rhythm Cult to take control on Tuesdays, mixing the best of the new with some old classics, Wednesday is urban, soul and funk courtesy of Planet Fantastic and Almost There, Thursday is  electronic underground, deepest bass and some melodic techno too from Local Underground and Melody and Groove and Friday features artists from the sinnmusic* record label and the mixing skills of the devilishly good looking Ben Eagle and Rollie. Your evenings will never be the same again.

One outcome of the collaboration is that that advertisers can also get the benefit of reaching Barcelona on 107.3 FM and Ibiza on 103.7 FM simultaneously and if you would like more information about how to maximise the benefit of this simply mail j.kent@barelonacityfm.com

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Cafe del Mar opening the largest club in Barcelona

Cafe del Mar, one of the most well-known brand of beach clubs, was born in Ibiza, almost 40 years ago and became one of the most important clubs for beach lovers. The brand will open the largest beach club in the world on 27th of May in Port Forum Barcelona. Cafe del Mar Port Forum has 4 floors and an exclusive boat with capacity for 350 passengers for special celebrations with a space of 4,000 square meters costing more than 5 million euros.

Visitors have already made reservations for 2017 and 2018 for their corporate events.

Cafe del Mar Barcelona also has a Mediterranean restaurant with an area of signature cocktails which led by chef Juan Jimenez on a stunning terrace of 1,500 square meters with stage and pool.

For more information:

https://cafedelmarclubbarcelona.com/

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Website launch party fills Garage 442

 

More than 150 presenters, sponsors, media partners and radio guests joined us on the 2nd of May in Garage 442  for the launch of the new www.barcelonacityfm.com . Musical entertainment provided by; Ewan Allinson of Music Box, Tim Cakir of Radio Provocateurs and Ryan Patrick Simpson of Rhythm Cult.

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Barcelona City FM website launch party

Barcelona City FM website launch party

The time has come to celebrate a milestone at Barcelona City FM. After blood, sweat, tears and many a late night we are finally ready to launch the new www.barcelonacityfm.com

To celebrate this development come party with us on Tuesday 2nd of May at Garage442, meet our radio hosts and DJ’s, as well as thank our clients and key people who have made this all possible as together we redefine the airwaves in English across the Catalan capital for the first time.

Barcelona City FM has been broadcasting for more than 16 months and continues to grow. 107.3FM continues to be the most powerful way to reach our audience with numbers of web and app based streamers growing even faster.

We have been working really hard on our website update and have incorporated full-screen video streaming live from our studio and other locations around the city, giving the best audio-visual experience for our listeners.

So get involved people, keep the bank holiday party going and take the Wednesday off.

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Barcelona City FM Website launch party

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