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CRTC Report Tracks Audience Shifts In Broadcast Media

Revenues for Canada’s broadcasters fell to $17.3B, a 3.3 percent decline over 2016, according to data released by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission based on corporate

CRTC Report Tracks Audience Shifts In Broadcast Media

By David Farrell

Revenues for Canada’s broadcasters fell to $17.3B, a 3.3 percent decline over 2016, according to data released by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission based on corporate filings for the year ended Aug. 31, 2017.


Commercial radio stations posted a 1.9 percent decline in revenue to $1.52B in the 12-month period; however, many stations programming in languages other than English and French saw revenue rise more than 5 percent. The regulator notes in its findings that the overall margin for commercial radio has remained stable with a PBIT between 18.5% and 18.9% in each of the last four years.

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The Guess Who's Burton Cummings Will Give Up His Royalties to Stop Alleged 'Cover Band'

The Canadian musician has cancelled performing license agreements for all of his songs, which will prevent the act currently performing under The Guess Who name from playing hits like "American Woman" and "These Eyes."

Canadian musician Burton Cummings is giving up his royalties to protect his legacy.

The "American Woman" singer and co-founder of classic Winnipeg band The Guess Who has cancelled his performance license agreements, Rolling Stone reports, in an effort to prevent the current iteration of The Guess Who from performing.

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