CRTC Restricts Use of Musical Montages by Radio Stations

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced that it is restricting the use of musical montages by two Francophone commercial radio stations.

A condition of licence has been imposed on Astral’s station CKTF-FM and Cogeco’s station CKOI-FM limiting their broadcasting of montages to no more than 10% of total programming per week.

A musical montage is a compilation of excerpts from a number of songs played without interruption. Although it may contain excerpts from several songs, a montage is considered a single piece of music for purposes of calculating the levels of Canadian content and French-language vocal music. Used properly, montages allow audiences to sample selections that would not otherwise be broadcast, or to discover new artists.

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