DENIED: MuchMusic’s Request to Play Less Music

From Billboard:

Canadian Music Television Stations Denied Request To Play Less Music

August 10, 2011

By Karen Bliss, Toronto

“Canada’s leading music television stations have been denied their request to broadcast less music programming, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the public organization that regulates Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications, has ruled.

“Canada’s longest-running national music video station MuchMusic, which launched in 1984, and its older skewed companion MuchMoreMusic, won’t be able to decrease the amount of music or music-related programming it schedules, nor will the channels be able to cut the percentage of gross annual revenues they’re required to contribute to MuchFACT, the much relied upon organization that provides grants to eligible Canadian artists to produce music videos.”

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One thought on “DENIED: MuchMusic’s Request to Play Less Music

  • August 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    If my memory serves me, didn't AUX ask the CRTC if they could play more music? But I believe Much Music stepped in and said they couldn't, as it would cause AUX to become 'competition' to Much?

    I'm gonna look this story up online, but maybe someone can verify?


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