The Selector is the British Council's international radio showcase for the best new music from the UK. The weekly programme covers all styles of contemporary music and each show also features artist interviews and exclusive studio sessions from some of the most exciting artists in the UK.
The show reflects the brilliance and diversity of British music, promoting the sounds, talents and musical culture of modern Britain to an international audience. The aim is to challenge people’s perceptions about the UK and showcase the wealth of creativity and innovation on offer here. Music connects people, and The Selector brings people all around the world together through their love of music.
The Selector is a collaborative project by the British Council, the production company Folded Wing
and the radio stations around the world that broadcast the show. The idea was originally conceived in the UK by the British Council's Music team in 2001 and since then the show has been broadcast in over 30 countries and built up a loyal audience worldwide. The Selector has won awards including Radio Programme of the Year in Hungary and the prestigious Gold award for Best Weekly Music Programme at Sony Radio Academy Awards.
As well as being broadcast traditionally, each week's show is available to stream on The Selector's website
together with podcasts, videos and an archive of classic sessions.