There's A New Rule That Quebec Gov't Ministries & Agencies Can Only Play Quebec Music

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The Quebec government is implementing new practices to broadcast and promote Quebec music "exclusively [...] in the buildings of government departments and agencies," according to the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications. 

"Not only is Quebec's music unique and rich, but Quebecers listen to it, love it and share it," said Nathalie Roy, Minister of Culture and Communications.

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The government hopes that this initiative will offer wider exposure to Quebec's myriad of talented music artists and provide them with healthy royalty cheques. 

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"I am proud that our government is introducing new practices that will make it even more present in our daily lives through the Quebec government," said Roy.

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