In 1971, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) established Canadian Content regulations in order to support Canadian artists and Canadian content. According to current regulations, radio stations (in both languages) must ensure that at least 35% of the music broadcast each week is Canadian content, and at least 35% of the music broadcast between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday is Canadian content (50% if the station is owned by [[Creator/{{CBC}} CBC or Radio-Canada]]). What is "Canadian Content" is defined by the MAPL system (Music Artist Performance Lyrics) as described [[http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/info_sht/r1.htm here]].

According to the CRTC, the purpose of [=CanCon=] regulations can be summed up as:
--> "Canadian attitudes, opinions, ideas, values and artistic creativity are shaped by our history and geography, our institutions and our linguistic and cultural diversity. They're part of our shared experience and our Canadian identity. The Broadcasting Act recognizes this and declares that the Canadian broadcasting system should encourage the development of Canadian expression"

To the layman, the purpose of [=CanCon=] is evident in the explosion of Canadian artists and musicians since the 1970s; there are now more than enough artists to support 100% Canadian Radio stations (check out one [[http://radio3.cbc.ca/ here]]). Similarly, [=MuchMusic=], the Canadian version of {{MTV}}, never had a significant problem with [=CanCon=] for itself and helped give native acts a big boost both by passively abiding by those regs and actively funding new talent itself.

Famous musicians from Canada:

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[[folder:Alberta]]
* Music/JannArden
* Music/PaulBrandt
* Music/CadenceWeapon
* Music/{{Faunts}}
* Music/GeorgeFox
* [[Music/KdLang k.d. lang]]
* Music/{{Loverboy}}
* Music/CorbLund
* Music/MichaelMcCann
* Music/JoniMitchell
* Music/{{Nickelback}} (Now based out of Vancouver)
* Music/AlyssaReid (now based out of Ontario)
* Music/ShoutOutOutOutOut
* Music/TeganAndSara
* Music/{{Feist}} (see Ontario below)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:British Columbia]]
* Music/ThreeInchesOfBlood
* 54-40
* {{Archspire}}
* Music/ArtOfDying
* Music/{{Armistice}} (members are from Ontario and Quebec, but they formed in Vancouver during the 2010 Olympics)
* Music/GeoffBerner
* Music/BabaBrinkman
* Music/BadBatch
* Music/ChadBrownlee
* Music/{{Blasphemy}}
* Music/MichaelBuble
* Music/{{Chilliwack}} (and earlier, The Collectors)
* [[Music/{{Cub}} cun]]
* [[Music/DCru D-Cru]]
** Music/CraigSmart
* Music/DanMangan
* Music/TheDarkestOfTheHillsideThickets
* Music/TheDaygloAbortions
* Music/{{Default}}
* Music/{{Delerium}}
* Music/{{Destroyer}}
* Music/{{DirtyRadio}}
* [[Music/{{DOA}} D.O.A.]]
* Music/DougAndTheSlugs
* Music/VictoriaDuffield
* Music/EconolineCrush
* Music/FaberDrive
* Music/FrogEyes
* Music/FrontLineAssembly
* Music/NellyFurtado
* Music/{{GOB}}
* Music/{{Hedley}}
* Music/{{Heart}} (though the members themselves are from Seattle, they formed in Vancouver)
* Music/HeyOcean!
* Music/HotHotHeat
* Music/CarlyRaeJepsen
* Music/{{Kiesza}}
* Music/DianaKrall
* Music/{{Limblifter}}
* Music/MarianasTrench
* Music/MatthewGoodBand
** Music/MatthewGood
* Music/{{Moist}}
** Music/DavidUsher
* Music/MotherMother
* Music/TheNewPornographers
** [[Music/ACNewan A.C. Newman]]
* Music/AshleyPark
* Music/{{Prism}}
* Music/{{Raffi}} (though he's Armenian-Egyptian, he's officially a Canadian citizen)
* Music/SaidTheWhale
* Music/TylerShaw
* Music/SkinnyPuppy
* Music/SpiritOfTheWest
* Music/{{Stabilo}}
* Music/StateOfShock
* Music/SwanLake
* Music/SweatshopUnion
* Music/SwollenMembers
* Music/TheoryOfADeadman
* Music/DevinTownsend
* Music/{{Trooper}}
* Music/TheVeerUnion
* Music/YouSayParty
** Formerly [[Music/YouSayPartyWeSayDie You Say Party! We Say Die!]]
* Music/YukonBlonde
* Music/{{Zumpano}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Manitoba]]
* Music/SusanAglukark
* Music/ComebackKid
* [[Music/BachmanTurnerOverdrive Bachman-Turner Overdrive]]
* Music/BifNaked
* Music/TomCochrane
* Music/CrashTestDummies
* Music/BurtonCummings
* Music/TheGuessWho
* Music/{{Harlequin}}
* [[Music/KENMode KEN mode]]
* Music/ChantalKreviazuk
** (Married to Rain Maida the frontman of Our Lady Peace, below)
* Music/DanielLavoie
* Music/LoreenaMcKennitt
* [[Music/HollyMcNarland Holly McNarland]]
* Music/VenetianSnares
* Music/TheWatchmen
* Music/TheWeakerthans
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Newfoundland and Labrador]]
* Music/GreatBigSea
* [[Music/HeyRosetta Hey Rosetta!]]
* Music/TerryKelly
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nova Scotia]]
* Music/AprilWine
* Music/{{Buck 65}}
* Music/{{Classified}}
* Music/JennGrant
* [[Music/AshleyMacIsaac Ashley MacIsaac]]
* [[Music/MattMaysAndElTorpedo Matt Mays & El Torpedo]]
* Music/SarahMcLachlan
* Music/AnneMurray
* Music/JoelPlaskett
* Music/{{Plumtree}}
* Music/TheRankinFamily
* Music/{{Sloan}}
* Music/HankSnow
* Music/TheTrews
* Music/{{Wintersleep}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ontario]]
* Music/BryanAdams (born and lived till age 3, now based out of Vancouver)
* Music/{{Alexisonfire}}
* Music/PaulAnka
* Music/{{Annihilator}}
* Music/{{Anvil}}
* Music/TheArkells
* Music/TheArrogantWorms
* Music/{{Ayria}}
* Music/AidanBaker
* Music/TheBand - four of five members were Canadians, one of them half-native.
* Music/BarenakedLadies
* Music/BedouinSoundclash
* Music/BentWind
* Music/JustinBieber
* Music/BigSugar
* Music/BigWreck (from Boston, but their front-man Ian Thornley is very Canadian, thus making them most successful there).
* Music/BillyTalent
* Music/TheBirthdayMassacre
* Music/JullyBlack
* Music/BlueRodeo
* Music/BrokenSocialScene
** Music/{{Feist}} (from Alberta, but her professional career has been based in Toronto, with some time recording in France)
* Music/DivineBrown
* Music/ByDivineRight - {{Feist}} was once a member of this band as well
* Music/CancerBats
* Music/{{Choclair}}
* Music/CityAndColour, the acoustic/folk/roots act of [[StealthPun Dallas Green]], former co-lead singer and guitarist of {{Alexisonfire}}.
* Music/BruceCockburn (pronounced Co-burn)
* [[Music/StompinTomConnors Stompin' Tom Connors]] (born in New Brunswick and raised there, Nova Scotia, and on Prince Edward Island; lived during his professional career in Ontario)
* Music/TheCowboyJunkies
* Music/DeborahCox
* Music/TheCreepshow
* Music/JimCuddy
* Music/HeatherDale
* Music/{{Deadmau5}}
* Music/ShawnDesman
* Music/DieMannequin
* Music/HughDillon
* Music/DownWithWebster
* Music/{{Dragonette}}
* Music/{{Drake}}
* Music/{{Dru}}
* Music/KathleenEdwards
* Music/ElliotBrood
* Music/TheEnd
* Music/EnterTheHaggis
* Music/DannyFernandes
* Music/FingerEleven
* Music/FiveManElectricalBand
* Music/TheFringe
* Music/FrozenGhost
* Music/FuckedUp
* Music/FuckTheFacts (partially based out of Quebec)
* Music/EmmGryner
* Music/HailTheVillain
* Music/SarahHarmer
* Music/JeffHealey
* [[Music/HenriFabergeAndTheAdorables Henri Fabergé and the Adorables]]
* Music/HolyFuck
* Music/HoneymoonSuite
* Music/IMotherEarth
* Music/IdleSons
* Music/{{illScarlet}}
* Music/{{Immersed}}
* Music/LivyJeanne (born in Thunder Bay and raised in Alberta)
* [[Music/{{Kos}} k-os]]
* [[Music/{{Knaan}} K'naan]]
* Music/KardinalOffishall
* Music/{{Kittie}}
* Music/{{Klaatu}}
* Music/AvrilLavigne
* Music/GlennLewis
* Music/GordonLightfoot
* Music/{{Lighthouse}}
* Music/{{Lights}}
* Music/{{Maestro}}
* [[Music/{{MAGIC}} MAGIC!]]
* Music/TheMarbleIndex
* Music/AmandaMarshall
* Music/MaryAndTheBlackLamb
* Music/{{Massari}}
* Music/{{Metric}}
* Music/KimMitchell
** Also, he's a disc jockey for Q107 (a classic rock station) in Toronto.
* Music/AlanisMorissette
* [[Music/MoxyFruvous Moxy Früvous]] (former drummer Jian Ghomeshi is now the host of Q on CBC radio)
* Music/NeverendingWhiteLights
* Music/NihilistSpasmBand
* Music/OurLadyPeace
* Music/{{Peaches}}
* Music/PilotSpeed
* Music/ProtestTheHero
* [[Music/{{Prozzak}} Prozzäk]]
* Music/{{PRTY H3RO}} (the members are from Vancouver, but formed in Toronto)
* Music/{{Raghav}} (actually of Indian descent, born in Toronto & grew up in Alberta)
* Music/{{Razor}}
* Music/RedRider
* Music/StanRogers
* Music/RoughTrade
* Music/{{Rush}}
* Music/{{Saga}}
* Music/RonSexsmith
* Music/SarahSlean
* Radio DJ Chris Sheppard and his dance groups BKS and Love Inc.
* Music/SerenaRyder
* Music/{{Silverstein}}
* Music/{{Sum 41}}
* Music/SweetThing
* Music/{{Tamia}}
* Music/TheTeaParty
* Music/TeenageHead
* Music/IanThomas
* Music/{{Thornley}}
* Music/ThreeDaysGrace
* Music/ThousandFootKrutch
* Music/TokyoPoliceClub
* Music/{{Toronto}}
* Music/TheTragicallyHip
* Music/TrebleCharger
* Music/{{Triumph}}
* Music/ShaniaTwain
* Music/{{Veronica}}
* Music/HawksleyWorkman
* Music/WalkOffTheEarth
* Music/TheWeeknd
* Music/WoodsOfYpres
* Music/YoungEmpires
* Music/NeilYoung
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Prince Edward Island]]
* Music/ArrowsInTheAir
* Music/MeaghanBlanchard
* Music/BoxerTheHorse
* Music/TheGrassMountainHobos
* Music/{{Haywire}}
* Music/PaperLions
* Music/TaraMaclean
* Music/TimChaissonAndTheMorningFold
* Music/TwoHoursTraffic
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Quebec]]
* Music/TheAgonist
* Music/ArcadeFire
* Music/BeneathTheMassacre
* Music/BowserAndBlue
* Music/GregoryCharles
* Music/TerriClark (born in Montreal, family moved to Alberta)
* Cœur de Pirate
* Music/LeonardCohen
* Music/LesCowboysFringant
* Music/{{Cryptopsy}}
* Music/TheDears
* Music/DespisedIcon
* Music/CelineDion
* Music/{{Garou}}
* GodspeedYouBlackEmperor (and Constellation Records)
** Also Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra (as they're known as at the time of writing)
* Music/{{Gorguts}}
* Music/HandsomeFurs
* Music/CoreyHart
* Music/TimHecker
* Music/ElisapieIsaac
* Music/{{Karkwa}}
* Music/{{Kataklysm}}
* Music/JonLajoie
* Music/{{Luba}}
* Music/{{Lukay}}
* Music/{{Malajube}}
* [[Music/MarieMai Marie-Mai]]
* Music/{{Martyr}}
* Music/{{Mashmakhan}}
* [[Music/TheMcGarrigleSisters The McGarrigle Sisters]]
* Music/MesAieux
* Music/MenWithoutHats
* Music/FrankMills
* Music/{{Mobile}}
* Music/{{Neuraxis}}
* Music/AldoNova
* Music/BrunoPelletier
* Music/OscarPeterson
* Music/ThePlasmarifle
* Music/QuoVadis
* Music/SamRobertsBand
* Music/SimplePlan
* Music/{{Stars}}
* Music/TheStills
* Music/SunsetRubdown
* Music/LesTroisAccords
* Music/DavidUsher (started his career with Moist, a band formed in British Columbia)
* Music/GinoVannelli
* Music/{{Voivod}}
* Music/RufusWainwright
* Music/KarlWolf (actually of Dubai descent)
* Music/WolfParade (although they spend a lot of time in Vancouver and have a more West Coast sound--their first album was produced by [[/index]] [[ModestMouse Isaac Brock]][[/index]]).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Saskatchewan]]
* Music/IntoEternity
* Music/ColinJames
* Music/TheSheepdogs
* Music/SlowDownMolasses
* Music/{{Streetheart}}
* Music/TheWaltons
* Music/WideMouthMason
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Territories]]
* Music/KimBeggs (Yukon)
* Music/{{Digawolf}} (Northwest Territories)
[[/folder]]
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