Report released on Regulation of Radio Music

07 May 2009, Australia

We are delighted to release our D’Art report no. 30: Regulation of radio music.

The survey formed part of an Arts Council of Finland research project to examine legislative and other types of regulation relating to music broadcast by public service broadcasters and commercial local radio stations in certain countries.

Responses indicate that Canada, Latvia and Zimbabwe have regulations relating to the type of music broadcast on radio. While there are no specific regulations in Finland, New Zealand and Switzerland, these and other countries have broad government guidelines or general instructions regarding radio music.

This report provides a summary  and analysis of responses, including a list of selected online resources and websites.

We thank all respondents for their contribution to the research.