CanCon: The Most Canadian Radio Rule You’ve Never Heard Of

One of the odd details about Canadian media in general—and radio in particular—is the requirement from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that a certain percentage of whatever is being broadcast be sourced from Canada. This is intended to help give artists in the Great White North a leg-up… read more »

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Music Business

XM – The End of an Era

Several years ago, I found myself in the position of owning an automobile that hailed from an era where tape decks were luxury items and most drivers were lucky if their in-car entertainment consisted of both AM and FM bands instead of just the hum of the tires against the asphalt.

Naturally, given the low-rent characteristics of the vehicle – it had been purchased as cheap winter transportation, although it was later converted into a fire-breathing sleeper-mobile – I was reluctant to invest too much money into a stereo system. read more »

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