In Australia, commercial radio stations are required to play a minimum percentage of Australian content, set by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. The percentage differs depending on the category of station and the style of music played. This paper considers four major commercial radio stations in Melbourne, Australia, focusing on support within the sector for Australian content. The research examines if the stations are filling the required local content quota and if they are doing so within peak times of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or stacking Australian music in off-peak periods.
Keywords: local content quotas, Australian music, commercial radio, radio airplay, CRA, Commercial Radio Australia, Australian music industry
Vincent, Chrissie. “Local Minimum Content Requirements on Commercial Radio: An Australian Case Study." Journal of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association 18, no. 1 (2018): 173-202. https://doi.org/10.25101/18.6