Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars may face some stiff competition on the Italian airwaves, if a League party lawmaker gets his way. (Shutterstock/Barna Tanko)
Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars may face some stiff competition on the Italian airwaves, if a League party lawmaker gets his way.
National radio stations would have to play more Italian music under a proposal by League party lawmaker Alessandro Morelli, Ansa news agency reports. At least one-third of all songs would have to be from an Italian singer or songwriter, according to Ansa.
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At least 10 percent of songs would have to be from young artists and minor labels, according to the report. Support for local music needs to be as wide-ranging as possible, Morelli was quoted as saying. The proposed legislation is still in a preliminary stage.
The rightist League party, which governs in a contentious coalition with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, has made headlines by trying to keep migrants out of the country, thumbing its nose at neighboring France and asserting the primacy of Italian values.
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