PPL could allow podcast music
Posted by
PPL could allow podcast music

Using commercial music within a podcast is currently an unlicenced area for radio broadcasters, making the practice illegal. However a report today suggets PPL may allow up to 30 seconds of music to be included, but will cost the commercial radio industry over £200,000 a year in royalties.

MediaGuardian.co.uk said they have seen minutes from a RadioCentre meeting on October 5th 2006 which details the costs and proposals. They include paying MCPS and PRS around £100,000 each to use music, which would be in the form of a one year blanket licence enabling Radio Centre members to offer podcasts containing 30 seconds of music tracks, excluding voiceover.

The report also suggests speech stations will pay less than music stations.

[link=http://www.radiotoday.co.uk]The latest from RadioToday.co.uk[/link] Story? [email protected] or call 0871 315 6 315

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 391 04 January, 2007 Industry News 9:24 am 20071 Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

No related posts were found
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events