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Joint Podcasting Licence (JPL) 

What is a Podcast?

For the purposes of this scheme, a Podcast is a downloadable, audio only programme that contains both music and speech and where the podcast cannot be disaggregated into its individual tracks.

How often should you expect to be paid?

Line by line distributions will take place on a quarterly basis for the royalties paid by the large scale licensees that are required to provide full reporting. Annual pro rata distributions will take place for royalties from the smaller scale licensees.

What do we charge a customer for the use of your music?

A quarterly advance payment of a minimum of £50 (+ VAT) is also required. This is non-refundable but is offset against royalties accrued on an ongoing basis.

All licensees under the Joint Podcast Licence are required to report on a quarterly basis using the same formats and timeframes as the JOL. Large scale licensees are required to provide full line by line reporting.

What commission rate do you pay us on the royalties collected?

Headline Royalty Rate 8%
Per Track Minimum 0.15p*

*excludes VAT

What does the scheme exclude?

The 2008 Joint Podcast Licence carries the following restrictions:

  • Podcasts must be provided in the form of programmes in their entirety, and not as individual tracks or separate portions.
  • No audio-visual content is covered under the podcast licence without approval from PRS for Music.
  • Podcasts must contain both speech and music, with the speech interspersed throughout.
  • No more than 50% of the music used in the podcast can be performed by a particular artist or written by a particular composer without approval from PRS for Music.
  • No more than 2 pieces of music from a particular album or more than 2 repertoire works performed by a particular artist or written by a particular composer is permitted under the podcast licence without approval from PRS for Music.
  • There can be no guide providing details of the time at which particular tracks appear.
  • There must not be any flags or markers inserted which enable the segmenting and disaggregation of tracks.

Audio-visual content will be licensed under either the JOL or GEOD licence, depending on the nature of the content. Small scale Podcast services can be covered by the Limited Online Exploitation Licence (LOEL).

 
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