LICENSING, CREDITS & ATTRIBUTIONS
The 24/7 Online Radio Group runs a range of internet stations. We play music under completely Royalty Free Licenses* provided and/or purchased from a number of recording rightsholders including composers/creators, music libraries and companies whose works are not registered through the Performing Rights Organisations (PRO) nor Collective Management Organisations/Mechanical Copyright Protection Societies. The payment to copyright holders to stream their music tracks on our stations has been determined by individual, negotiated licenses and/or agreements.
We have selected and purchased non-PRO music from the following libraries or collections provided by InAudio, AKM Music, Royalty Free Tunes, Filmmusic, Free Stock Music FSM Team, Kayser Medienverlag and The I Chill Music Factory. The composers/creators who produce their own music include Stewart Dugdale of Royalty Free Tunes, Anthony Kimber McTiffen of AKM Music, and Johannes Kayser of Kayser Medienverlag. Filmmusic and Free Stock Music FSM Team, provide license agreements on behalf of their composers which means we may have a number of additional non-PRO composers/producers whose music we play on our stations. This includes Steve Palmer from the 24/7 Online Radio Group, Sascha Ende from Filmmusic and ESCP from the Free Stock Music FSM Team,
We also run non-music stations including 24/7 Nature Radio. In addition to including recordings from some of the collections mentioned above, the 24/7 Nature Radio producer (who is non-PRO) has recorded sounds of nature from the natural environment. We have included a nature podcast for the Zeno app which can be downloaded.
Our library of licensed music consists of almost 10,000 music tracks and this is steadily increasing. We thank the copyright holders, composers/creators who produce their own recordings and companies for licensing their music to us.
Wherever possible, we credit the composer/creators on the radio station’s website. Composer/musicians and their track titles are credited in our digital streams. Composers (creators) have there own dedicated webpages on this website so that listeners can learn more about them and their work and how to purchase their music.
We require non-exclusive international licenses or agreements for all music we play on our stations. In a nutshell, our policy is, ‘no licence, no play’.
Although we have been provided with licences and/or written agreements, we still check on ASCAP and BMI, SACEM, GEMA and PPL Repertoire and PPL Member/Label online search tools to ensure that the declared copyright holder and/or music is not registered and is PRO free. In some case where copyright holders have not registrered their music but are still registered with a PRO themselves, we do not play their music on our streaming stations.
The music royalties on our Mixcloud cloudcasts and stations are paid by Mixcloud which has a comprehensive licensing framework with rightsholders globally, including licenses with record labels, publishers, collecting societies and more. Mixcloud’s ICE ‘Core’ licence covers PRS, STIM and GEMA repertoire for their combined 290,000 members and repertoire for some of the leading independent music publishers.
In the UK, PRS has introduced license fees for music playing on websites. However, Mixcloud have confirmed in writing that the comprehensive Mixcloud licensing framework covers embedded players ie they are responsible paying royalties and not us.
Please note that the main website for our company is 24/7 Online Radio Group. The majority of our stations have separate websites although they will have less information on them.
The 24/7 Online Radio Group are pleased to be Zeno Partners. who provide our streaming media services.
Royalty Free Music is a misnomer
*Please note that the ‘free’ aspect of Royalty Free Music is a misnomer. Although no further royalties should be payable by the user, generally a fee is paid to the rightsholder(s) upfront ie composer/creator, musician, producer, record label, and/or publisher. The 24/7 Online Radio Group purchases a one-off license for use in perpetuity for a non-PRO collection or library of a producer/creator’s music tracks.
As our stations currently play tracks from seven main non-PRO collections the performance complement cannot be applied, ie 4 tracks by the same artist may be transmitted to the same listener within a 3 hour period. We are not restricted within the terms of our licenses how often we play the music tracks.
How do I report an infringement of copyright on 24/7 Online Group stations or websites?
In the unlikely event where we have infringed copyright, you can report alleged copyright infringement by emailing the station producer: producer (at) 247onlineradio.com