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They have all contributed video messages of support or quotes to the website www.thejoyof6.com. Members of Editors, Kaiser Chiefs and Elbow are also on board.
Smith said of 6 Music, "It is one of the few ways -- if not the only way -- for musicians new and old unwilling or unable to conform to any dull, notional mainstream to be heard by a national audience."
Content on The Joy of 6 is collated and managed by music industry body, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). On the site, organisers describe it as a platform for the "entire UK music community to come together to publicly demonstrate its support for 6 Music." They invite visitors to complete a survey they aim to use as part of a submission to the BBC Trust.
As previously reported in Spinner, the indie/alt rock/new music-friendly station is threatened with closure following a strategic review across the whole of the BBC, though the Trust's chairman Sir Michael Lyons says the decision may be reversed if 6 Music gains enough public support. The station, meanwhile, continues to broadcast. This week, for example, representatives from the three main political parties will take part in a live debate on the future of the music industry.
Presenter Richard Bacon will be joined at 3pm on April 30 by Labour's minister for culture and tourism, Margaret Hodge, the Tories' former shadow culture media, John Whittingdale, and Don Foster for the Liberal Democrats, ahead of the May 6 General Election. Feargal Sharkey, the former Undertones frontman and head of industry group UK Music, will also be in the studio.