CBC pleased with CRTC decision re: cbcmusic.ca

August 14, 2012, Toronto

CBC is pleased by the CRTC’s decision # 2012-442 dismissing a complaint made against its digital music service CBCMusic.ca by a private competitor. Today's decision continues the CRTC's practice of encouraging innovation in the delivery of programming over digital platforms.

“We’re very pleased by today’s decision by the CRTC as CBCMusic.ca plays an important role in supporting Canadian artists across the country and in meeting the needs of Canadians in an ever-evolving digital world,” said Chris Boyce, executive director, CBC Radio and Audio.

“Whether you are a musician, music industry professional, or just a fan of the service, we want to thank you for your support of CBCMusic.ca and we look forward to building on its successes both now and in the future,” said Boyce.

CBCMusic.ca is Canada’s premiere online music service, with over 40 web music stations (including, Jazz, Rock, Indie, Classical, Hip Hop) and combining the power of music with video, photos and user contributions to help Canadians connect with the music they love.

Facts about CBCMusic.ca:

  • Since launch, over 7.5 million hours of music have been streamed on CBCMusic.ca and the site has had over 8.7 million pageviews.
  • The CBCMusic.ca app has been downloaded over 85,000 times.
  • Over 29,000 Canadian artists have signed up for CBCMusic.ca
  • Those artists have uploaded over 130,000 Canadian songs which are available on the site
  • Over 500 concerts are available on the site, 95 per cent of which are Canadian.
  • CBCMusic.ca has over 40 web radio stations (including, Jazz, Rock, Indie, Classical, Hip Hop)
  • Recent and upcoming all Canadian web radio stations include Gordon Lightfoot, Blue Rodeo, K.D. Lang, and Past Winners of the CCMA’s.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

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