View Full Version : Online radio, need some queries answered
3rd June 2004, 07:58
Hello, i'm thinking of creating my own online radio station, its already popular ( about 10 users listening now ) and i would like to make sure i'm doing legal here.
Do i buy a license or something to broadcast music, which the fee's go to the Artists etc?
Well, please help
3rd June 2004, 09:51
3rd June 2004, 10:53
Yeah, I'm wondering this too. Do you need a license to Broadcast your music?
3rd June 2004, 11:18
Yes you do..
Depends which country you are in...
I don't know, I don't use a license and I live in the States.
3rd June 2004, 14:04
Do you need a license if your in the UK (United Kingdom)?
if you stream music with copyrights on it - yes you need a license
if you stream independant groups and have an agreement with them or you have a talk radiostation you don't have to pay.
3rd June 2004, 15:37
For the UK check out:
3rd June 2004, 16:44
The rules/laws vary depending on the source location.
For folks in the U.S.A. (and others wanting a good read), try this for starters (http://www.shoutcast.com/download/broadcast.phtml#copyright).
For a more definitive answer, please consult legal assistance.
Please see this thread (http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=144074) for royalty options via SWCast.
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