Radio & Television

Record labels call for satellite radio rethink

TORONTO – The satellite radio debate rages on, with the music industry today urging the federal government to force the CRTC to reconsider the licences it recently awarded to Sirius Canada and Canadian Satellite Radio, as it is rumoured will happen. Groups representing the major and independent Canadian recording labels say the Canadian content requirements in the licences are too lax, and they released results of a poll they commissioned showing that three-quarters of Canadians think Cancon “is a good idea,” one-third think the quotas should be higher, and nearly 80% think that Cancon has helped Canadian artists become more...