At some point in the not-too-distant future, the CRTC is going to open discussion on the Broadcast Act, the set of laws governing (among other things) how radio is run in this country. It’s been a long time since the Act has been up for review–at least 15 years by my count–so it’s desperately needed. I mean, the last round of hearings happened before most of us had heard of YouTube several years before Spotify and the other streaming surfaces went live.
Before the hearings open, the CRTC would like to hear from Canadians, specifically their thoughts towards radio in this country. Do you listen to commercial radio? How often? Do stations play the same songs too much? Should streaming music services contribute financially to the support of Canadian musicians? And so on.
You can take that survey here. It’ll take 5-10 minutes, top.