Canadian Music - "Canadian attitudes, opinions, ideas,...

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Canadian Music In 1971, the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) established Canadian Content regulations in order to support Canadian artists and Canadian content. According to current regulations, radio stations (in both languages) must ensure that at least 35% of the music broadcast each week is Canadian content, and at least 35% of the music broadcast between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday is Canadian content (50% if the station is owned by CBC or Radio-Canada). What is "Canadian Content" is defined by the MAPL system (Music Artist Performance Lyrics) as described Prior to this regulation, Canadian music was widely ignored, by everyone. According to the CRTC, the purpose of CanCon regulations can be summed up as:
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Unformatted text preview: "Canadian attitudes, opinions, ideas, values and artistic creativity are shaped by our history and geography, our institutions and our linguistic and cultural diversity. They're part of our shared experience and our Canadian identity. The Broadcasting Act recognizes this and declares that the Canadian broadcasting system should encourage the development of Canadian expression" To the layman, the purpose of CanCon is evident in the explosion of Canadian artists and musicians since the 1970's. When the regulations were first introduced, nearly every station was forced to play Gordon Lightfoot or Anne Murray at least once a day. Now there are more than enough artists to support 100% Canadian Radio stations...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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