The BBC will celebrate the year's best popular music with its own awards show to take place once a year, the BBC Music Awards. It will be the station's biggest musical event after Glastonbury and will bring together BBC One, BBC Radio 1, and BBC Radio 1 ahead of a live show with Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton. This year, it will take place on 11 December at London's Earls Court.

Prizes will include British artist of the year and song of the year. BBC presenters and producers will determine the best British artist and international artist awards, and viewers/listeners choose the winning song of the year. There will also be a slew of performances, including collaborations between musicians and the BBC Orchestra. BBC director general Tony Hall said "BBC Music is a celebration of the brilliant musical talent across our country. We'll be joining up music on television, radio, iPlayer and online like never before. There'll be new shows, new partnerships and whole new ways to enjoy music."