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Radio stations in France have been protesting against possible new government rule. DJs were already unhappy with 30-year-old system that requires them to make sure that 40 per cent of songs they play are in French. Now government wants them to make sure songs in French are not same popular hits. Radio stations could get fine if they do not follow these rules. Radio company bosses say new rule will stop French people from listening to radio. Many music lovers already choose music streaming services to listen to American or British songs. Moreover, many French artists, such as Daft Punk and Phoenix now sing in English so they can be popular globally.

France's government says new law is to protect its culture from American and British influences. It especially wants to stop English language from getting deeper into French culture. spokesman for French music industry said new law is necessary. He said that if radio stations were allowed to play whatever songs they wanted, "both French language and music would lose out". He added that: "[Radio stations] can't just be allowed to do what they want when it comes to language." union for French musicians said law is important to protect French musicians. He said: "It remains fundamental for French artists to have chance of making career out of music."

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