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Parliament okays radio quota for Slovak Music

THE SLOVAK Parliament approved mandatory quotas for Slovak music on radio airwaves on September 23, as part of the amendment to the Broadcasting and Re-transmission Act sponsored by the Culture Ministry.

Slovak rapper Vec would finely contribute to the quotas of Slovak music to be obligatorily played on radios. (Source: TASR)

In 2016, private radio stations will have to allocate a minimum of 20 percent of airtime (rising to a minimum of 25 percent in 2017) to Slovak-produced music. In the case of public RTVS, the quotas are set at 30 percent for the next year and at least 35 percent for the following one, the TASR newswire wrote.

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Only songs played between 6:00 and midnight can be included in the allocated share – a measure designed to prevent Slovak songs from being aired at less attractive times. Music is defined as Slovak if at least one songwriter or lyricist has permanent residence in Slovakia or the lyrics are in Slovak. At least one-fifth of the Slovak songs played should be new, according to the newly approved legislation. 

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