Sunday night we were alerted to the sad news of the passing of a genuine music legend. Bowie’s death seems to have touched everyone. Radio stations around the world, regardless of format, came together to play his songs and demonstrate how his influence went beyond the best testing songs on the playlist. He was a cultural icon. Young or old, everyone had a Bowie story to tell.
We felt we had to do something quickly. In addition to our ongoing Production Vault commitments we decided to create a piece of radio imaging that you could utilize on air. It was up on Production Vault not long after 4 a.m. EST.
If you threw the playlist out of the window on Monday morning then you’re a hero. It might be hard to measure but it was the right thing to do. As we write, his recordings occupy the top five places in the iTunes albums chart. Now that’s impressive.
Bowie dared to do things differently and was a role model for those who didn’t feel like they fit in. And for that, we salute him.
“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring” – David Bowie 1947-2016