Proposed content quota for local music rejected by MDA

The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) has just announced that it will not be imposing a local music quota for broadcast radio, in response to a suggestion made earlier this year by nominated MP Janice Koh to help develop an audience for Singapore music.

Communications and Information Minister Dr Yaacob Ibrahim explained that after consulting members of the music industry on the matter, that there is not a strong enough repertoire of broadcast-quality music to justify enforcing a quota on the industry. The full report can be found here.

The Minister also noted that while a quota will not be imposed, the MDA and the Singapore music industry are working closely on several other fronts to develop a strong supporting infrastructure to support its artists and organisations.