Parliamentary Question by NMP Janice on radio airtime for local music
To ask the Minister for Communications and Information (a) what is the percentage of radio airtime currently being given to local music compared to all other music; (b) what is the breakdown of this percentage across the various languages; and (c) whether he can provide an update on his Ministry's review of local music broadcast quotas to help develop an audience base for homegrown music.
Answer by Minister of Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim:
We recognise the benefits of growing the Singapore music industry and creating opportunities for our music talents. Following the Member’s suggestion earlier this year for a local music quota for radio airplay, the Media Development Authority (MDA) consulted the music industry.
2. These consultations were important to ensure that there is a right...