Licensing, Credits & Attributions
The 24/7 Online Radio Group runs 39 internet stations. We play licensed music purchased from a number of recording rightsholders including composers/creators/producers, 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. This approach guarantees that the creator/producer/copyright holder has received a fee that they have agreed to, for us to stream their works. (Although the music may also come under what is often known as Royalty Free Licenses* this usually relates to being free of PRO payments.)
We have selected and purchased non-PRO music from the following libraries or collections provided by AKM Music, Royalty Free Tunes, Filmmusic, Free Stock Music FSM Team, Kayser Medienverlag, InAudio 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, Johannes Kayser of Kayser Medienverlag and Didier Poglio of Tera Mangala Meditation Music. 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 Sascha Ende from Filmmusic and ESCP from the Free Stock Music FSM Team,
Our non-music stations include 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 over over 8,500 music tracks and access to many more stored in external libraries. Our target is to have a licensed music library of over 10,000 tracks to play on our stations. 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) and music libraries 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. However, in the UK, since PRS has introduced license fees for music playing on websites, we no longer use the Mixcloud players on our websites as we have been unable to confirm if the Mixcloud licensing framework covers embedded players. We hope that we can clarify the licensing situation shortly.
(NB Our Zeno station webplayers on the our websites are playing non-PRO music which is not covered by the PRS License.)
Please note that this is the main website for the 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. (If a composer/producer decides later to become a PRO member, sadly we no longer use their 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 and individual agreements with the copyright holders how often we play the music tracks.
Due to the licensing conditions in some countries, we geo-block our internet streams to them. Although we have non-exclusive international licenses for all the music we play, in order to avoid high levels of administration and additional costs, it is more straight forward not to broadcast to those countries. We apologise for any inconvenience or frustration that this may cause.
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