Gramex sells licences for using music on internet radio (webcasting).
Who is this for?
The actual internet radio licence is designed for linear internet radio stations that use recorded music. The licence is designed for radio stations with annual income exceeding 50,000 euros and for internet radio stations controlled by companies and organisations where the content is primarily designed to support their own operations in customer or office facilities, for instance.
The licence covers permits for broadcasting internet radio abroad in the countries specified in Gramex’s country list, if such agreements have been made.
To make the agreement, contact Gramex customer service (see bottom of page).
Remuneration is based on:
1) how much protected phonograms have been listened to (per track, per stream), or
2) income from the internet radio’s operations (percentage share).
The remuneration is based on whichever is higher of the two. The minimum remuneration is €117.50/channel/month.
An example calculation on ‘per track per stream’ remuneration
|Price / € track per stream
|(with the formula on lines E to H)
|Average number of daily listeners
|Average listening time per listener
|Average number of protected phonograms played in one hour
|Average hourly remuneration per listener
|A x D
|Estimated number of hours listened daily
|2 666,7 h
|B x C : 60 min
|Estimated daily remuneration
|E x F
|Estimated monthly remuneration
|2 281,6 €
|G x 31
An example calculation on income-based remuneration
Remuneration is calculated with the following formula:
Percentage of protected phonograms of total broadcast time : 8.5 = remuneration amount
Phonogram use accounts for 30% of the radio station’s broadcast time. In this case, the percentage equals 30 / 8.5 = 3,53% of all income.
In terms of an internet radio’s income, what will be considered when determining the size of remuneration?
The customer provides Gramex with a monthly report on its internet radio broadcasting, serving as the basis for calculating the remuneration. The report should be submitted by the 15th of the month following the month of streaming. In the report, the customer indicates the average number of phonograms used per broadcast hour and the total listening time for all listeners during the month of the track play, i.e. the total listening time of all individual broadcast listeners.
Radio stations must provide data on all phonogram use in their broadcasts to Gramex each month. The report must be delivered by the 21st of the month following the use of the sound recordings. Performance data of the recordings is reported to Gramex as instructed in our reporting guidelines.
Remuneration is billed monthly based on the phonogram reports and revenue reports received from the radio station. The broadcasting company has a 14-day payment term. Penalty interest will be charged for late payments in accordance with applicable laws.
Please contact us for an agreement or ask for more details!