Cue the mandolins: the new law would put more Italian songs on the radio - Entertainment

Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars may face stiff competition on Italian airwaves, if a Lega party legislator makes its way.

National radio stations should play more Italian music on the proposal of the league lawyer Alessandro Morelli, reports Ansa news agency. At least a third of all the songs should come from an Italian singer or songwriter, according to Ansa.

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At least 10 percent of the songs should come from young artists and minor labels, according to the report. Support for local music must be as broad as possible, said Morelli. The proposed legislation is still at a preliminary stage.

The right-wing party, which governs in a controversial coalition with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, made headlines trying to keep migrants out of the country, making the nose of neighboring France and affirming the primacy of Italian values.