Igor Krutoy urged to limit foreign songs on the radio

Composer Igor Krutoy during the concert, December 2015

Composer Igor Krutoy urged to pass a law that will restrict the percentage of foreign performers in ethers of the Russian radio stations. This composer told the participants of the youth forum “Tavrida” in the Crimea, reports TASS. “We need to pass a law that will restrict scrolling on the radio for foreign performers,” said the composer. Such restrictions will allow you to get into the esters as young and talented Russian musicians, and to increase the number of songs classical singers, said Cool, referring to the experience of the French radio stations.

In addition to the Cool with the participants “Tauris” spoke the producer Joseph Prigogine and singer Valeria. Answering the question about formats and bias against performers of ethnic music from the body – and radioproduction, Prigogine called “to keep the balance of the musical relations for the conservation of our native history.” This is stated in the press service of the forum.

“If at least 1% of the time on our radio stations was devoted to Russian folk music, it was already good, it would help us to preserve their cultural tradition,” — said Prigogine. The idea was supported by the singer Valeria. She also called for the creation of a radio station devoted entirely to Russian culture and music of our country. The singer also said she was ready to raise the issue at the meeting of the presidential Council for culture and the arts.

To limit the execution of foreign songs in the air of Russian radio stations in the past several years, proposed by the deputies of the state Duma. In December 2014, the Deputy from LDPR Alexey Didenko has declared, that has prepared a bill that restricts the use of foreign languages in musical compositions live on television and radio broadcasting to 15%. The MP in an interview with “Izvestiya” noted that an exception will be made only in the languages of the countries that were part of the USSR. For violation of these rules Didenko proposed to introduce a penalty for the sum to 100 thousand roubles, However, the bill in the state Duma still has not made.

To Didenko about the need to limit the songs in foreign languages in the broadcast said the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky. In 2010, he introduced a bill by which not less than 60% of the musical works on radio and TV should be in Russian language or in the languages living in Russia peoples. For almost six years, the deputies have not considered the bill Zhirinovsky.

In 2014, producer, founder of the Fund “Federation” Vladimir Kiselyov came up with the idea of creating on the basis of the Russian media group (RMG, includes “Russian radio, Maximum, and others) of the “Patriotic media holding” — the “incubator” to nurture new Patriotic entertainers”. The idea was supported by the Ministry of communications, wrote in August 2015 RBC. In the fall of 2015 Kiselev said RNS that can personally buy a package of IFH “Capital” in RMG (78%). “You take a loan, buy RMG — I, “the state Council, any third organization to whom the Bank will give. And start to work, paid the loan,” — said the producer.

In the spring of 2016, the service company “Business Garant”, the sole owner of which, according to the data SPARK, is Kiselyov, attracted the VTB loan to purchase RIS. As reported by “Vedomosti”, the amount of the loan amounted to 3.5 billion rubles at 12% per annum and secured by the shares in RMG.