Appearing on ‘Matt Morgan’s Funny How?’ podcast, he said: “Niche radio stations, like Absolute 80s, just play music from the Eighties. You’re not being exposed to pop culture.
“Radio 1 should be, and used to be, the main f****** thing for that, but even that now has got this s*** rule where they won’t play anyone over the age of 35.”
In April last year, Madonna’s track didn’t meet the “criteria” to receive airplay on BBC Radio 1 – despite featuring 25-year-old Latin star Maluma – because bosses decided the song didn’t match the UK’s biggest youth radio station’s audience.
At the time, a spokesperson for Radio 1 said the decision is “based on what the audience expects to hear, with no other criteria taken into consideration”.
A music industry source added: “It’s a sad reality that for some people in the music business it wouldn’t matter what Madonna released. They’d dismiss it because she’s 60.”
Meanwhile, Noel recently insisted he isn’t a “genius”, because he simply takes influences from other songs.
He explained: “I will obsess about a song for years and I will rip it off 12 times. F****** 12 different tunes out of it.
“Everything that I do is a nod to something or other. I am not a genius. I’m a fan of music, do you know what I mean?”