Why don’t you hear Kpop on the radio in Canada?

Korea-Canada Blog

With the strong fan bases and dedicated following Kpop artists receive from fans all over the world, some Canadian Kpop fans may wonder why they don’t hear more of their favourite Korean artists played on Canadian radio. After some research and asking around, here are some of the barriers that makes it hard for Kpop to find its place on Canadian radio stations.

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In general, Canadian pop music stations don’t have a large number of songs in their rotations. Adding a new song means bumping another song that is already a solid hit. This problem is made further complicated by The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and their Canadian Content (CanCon) rule.

CanCon are a set of requirements derived from the Broadcasting Act of Canada, in order to help Canadian artists thrive. These rules say that Canadian radio and television broadcasters must play a certain percentage…

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