We pay royalties for our members' works that are played on national, local, international, online and digital radio stations that are broadcast in the UK.
How we calculate
To track what's played and when, we use several methods:
- Representative samples
- Research and analogy
Pay-per-play radio stations
We calculate royalties per minute of playing time on many radio stations. They include, among others, all BBC stations plus national stations owned by Global and by Bauer.
Radio rate checker
Check the per-minute royalty rates that apply to distributions from TV broadcasters.
Sample collection radio stations
For some stations, we track the music that's played on sample days. We estimate playing time by multiplying the information we receive from these days.