Royalty Free Music

Royalty Free Music

On our Mixcloud cloudcasts and podcasts we are able to use most music recordings. Mixcloud has arranged international royalty agreements with performing rights organizations which collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to their members when their works have been performed.

However, for small webcasters and internet radio stations providing a 24/7 stream over the internet and/or in mobile phone apps, the international situation has in recent years become more challenging since the internet radio service providers no longer provide a full licensing arrangement. If they do offer agreements, it is uncertain if they cover all countries around the world.

With our previous internet radio service providers, who paid various performing rights organisations fees, closing down on the 30 December, 2019, we took the decision to take a different approach.

We have transferred over to playing Royalty Free Music which is Non-P.R.O. (ie Music which is not registered with any Performing Rights Organisations). This gives us greater freedom to play our choice of music without restrictions. Our licence agreement is directly with the composer/musician and/or the music library which holds the licence. See our Credits webpage.

We welcome submissions by musicians and composers who are keen to have their music played on our stations with an exclusive license agreement for their works.