5-speed listening (Radio - Level 0)

Bulgarian radio can play modern music again






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Pop music is back on Bulgarian radio. For two months, there was only 70-year-old classical or folk music, recorded before World War II. Copyright meant the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) could not play pop music. BNR said it would pay more royalties. This is the money singers get every time a radio station plays their songs.

In the past two months, the number of listeners to BNR went up by 20%. Perhaps people like older music like Bulgarian folk songs, classical music and pre-war jazz more than Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. The boss of BNR said there could be new radio stations with different types of music.

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