Press Release | 26 Feb 2016



Vodafone UK and the media & entertainment group Global are delighted to announce the launch of Vodafone Big Top 40 Breakers and Vodafone Future Breakers, two new music platforms which will extend the successful Vodafone Big Top 40 partnership.  The initiative, which kicks off this month, will give emerging talent a great shot at breaking into the music industry.


Fronted by the Vodafone Big Top 40’s very own Marvin Humes, Vodafone Future Breakers will be searching for the very best unsigned talent from across the UK to uncover the next big thing in music or ‘future breaker’.  Listeners, budding artists and band members can enter their tracks/videos through the dedicated hub where they could win a recording studio session with a top industry producer!


The Vodafone Big Top 40 Breakers will feature as part of the ongoing chart show, on air every Sunday from 4-7pm, where one new and exciting act that has just ‘broken’ into the chart will be highlighted every month.  This month kicks off with the incredible Alessia Cara who, at just 19 years old, is set to become one of the biggest breakthrough artists of 2016.


Cindy Rose, Head of Consumer, Vodafone UK says: “We’re incredibly proud to be partnering with Global again this year to build a platform that offers new and undiscovered UK talent the chance to ‘break’ into the music industry.”


Mike Gordon, Chief Commercial Officer at Global, said: “Supporting new talent is something we’re passionate about at Global and this initiative is a great addition to the Vodafone Big Top 40.”


The Vodafone Big Top 40 is the UK’s biggest chart show with 2.6 million listeners every week.  Tune in to The Vodafone Big Top 40 on Sundays from 4pm across the UK.


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Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues.  Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.

We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.  As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

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