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Explosion of new Ukrainian music after introduction of protectionist language quotas
Why quotas were needed First and foremost, quotas for broadcasting music were introduced to protect the Ukrainian language. The reason was simple — the Russian-language music audience amounts to 200 million worldwide, while the Ukrainian-language audience is some 30 million at most. Any musician was clearly incented to make records in Russian. Although most Ukrainians …