We pay royalties for the use of our members' music through licensing agreements with broadcasters. This includes a blanket licence with the BBC for its TV, radio and online use.
How we calculate
To track what’s played and when, we use two methods:
- Representative samples
For both, the value of each play is dependent on the annual revenue received from each channel, the amount of music being played on each channel for the year and the length of time your work is used for.
There is a higher royalty rate for music that’s broadcast at peak times on TV between 6pm and 11pm. This is twice as much as the rate for music use at all other times.
TV rate checker
Check the per-minute royalty rates that apply to distributions from TV broadcasters.