Quotas for broadcasters ‘to boost Scottish music industry’

Culture Minister, Michael Russell
Culture Minister, Michael Russell

Scottish broadcasters could be urged to play a quota of Scottish music under a plan inspired by the Canadian system being considered by the new Culture Minister, Michael Russell.

On a tour of North America, the minister has met musicians and politicians who have told him about what is known as CanCon, a Canadian content law that guarantees more than a third of the music played on radio is of Canadian extraction.

In Canada, commercial stations are obliged to make sure that 35% of their musical output is Canadian. The rule…

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