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Pressure on, polls abound in satellite radio fray

News | 09/02/2005 4:00 am EDT

The independent Canadian music scene and others supporting the CRTC’s licensing of satellite subscription radio services are ramping up their lobbying amid recent speculation that Canadian Heritage minister Liza Frulla is going to ask the federal Cabinet to refer the decision back to the commission for re-evaluation. Indie Pool Inc., a for-profit provider of bulk recording, merchandising and marketing services to independent Canadian musicians, has released a survey showing that a majority of such artists support the CRTC decision, while Sirius Canada on August 29 announced that 76% of Canadians agree with the commission according to a recent poll it commissioned.

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