Radio

Our radio licences allow radio stations around the country to broadcast and communicate sound recordings and music videos from their stations and websites.

COMMERCIAL RADIO BROADCASTERS (WITH ANNUAL GROSS INCOME OVER $5M)
LICENCE SCHEME EFFECTIVE 15 APRIL 2019 TO 31 MARCH 2022
  1. RADIO BROADCASTER: BROADCAST & SIMULCAST LICENCE

Our Radio Broadcast and Simulcast Licence offers 2-tier licensing, based on the percentage of sound recordings used by a radio station.

More than 20% of a station’s broadcast uses sound recordings: 3% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced monthly.
Less than 20% of a station’s broadcast uses sound recordings: 0.75% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced monthly.

The Radio Broadcaster: Broadcast and Simulcast Licence (Greater than $5M Gross Income) is available here.

  1. RADIO BROADCASTER: BROADCAST, SIMULCAST AND ASSOCIATED ONLINE RIGHTS COMMUNICATION LICENCE

We also offer a licence granting broadcast & simulcast rights, along with further associated on-line rights. This combined licence is required when a broadcaster:

  • Uses live video of radio simulcasts as visual programming on their website/s.
  • Communicates music videos on a station’s website.
  • Hosts on-demand radio podcasts on a stations website (please note certain restrictions.)
  • Streams previously broadcast content from a station’s website or permitted platforms.
Broadcast & Simulcast:
More than 20% of a station’s broadcast uses sound recordings:
3% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced monthly.
Broadcast & Simulcast:
Less than 20% of a station’s broadcast uses sound recordings:
0.75% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced monthly.
Associated On-Line Licence Fee: 0.05% of a station’s gross income + GST per annum and reported and invoiced monthly.

The Radio Broadcaster: Broadcast, Simulcast and Associated On-Line Rights Communication Licence (Greater than $5M Gross Income) is available here.

 

RADIO BROADCASTERS (LESS THAN $5M GROSS INCOME):
LICENCE SCHEME EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2019 TO 31 MARCH 2022

CONSULTATION
Recorded Music NZ will update its Radio Licence Scheme (Less than $5M Gross Income) with effect from 1 July 2019 and prior to this time we’d like to hear what you think. This licence scheme update will apply to:

  • Commercial Radio Broadcasters (Under $5M Gross Income)
  • Community Radio Broadcasters
  • Student Radio Broadcasters
  • Iwi Radio Broadcasters

Published below are the terms and conditions of the new licences and the rates that will apply. The main points to note are:

  • We have separated broadcast and simulcast licensing with associated online rights. This means that stations broadcasting and simulcasting onlywill require the Broadcast & Simulcast Licence. If a station is also communicating sound recordings or music videos online, the combined “online rights” licence will be needed (called a Broadcast, Simulcast and Associated On-Line Rights Communication Licence)
  • The existing rates for broadcast and simulcast activities have been extended with no increase during the term of the licence scheme: 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2022.
  • Associated online rights have been valued at 0.05% of Gross Income and the terms and conditions relating to these rights should be reviewed in full as part of the combined licence.


CONSULTATION TIMELINE
We’d like to hear your feedback on these proposed changes. We will be in contact with our current licence holders directly, but welcome feedback from any interested broadcaster or other party over the coming months.

  • From 15ththApril we will be in contact with existing licence holders with the full terms of conditions of the 2 new licences and discuss the ways the new scheme differs from the existing licence scheme.
  • During May we will continue to meet with existing licensees directly and will review/collate feedback from all those interested in providing feedback and comment.
  • During the first 2 weeks of June we will publish the final licence terms and conditions, taking into account (where we can accommodate your requests) the feedback that has been provided.
  • The new Radio Licensing Scheme (Less than $5M Gross Income) will come into effect from 1 July 2019 (existing licensees move to this scheme on the expiry of their existing licence).

Published below are the terms and conditions for each new licence. If you would like to comment or offer your feedback based on the material published here, please do this by emailing liz@recordedmusic.co.nz.

 

RADIO BROADCASTERS (LESS THAN $5M GROSS INCOME):
LICENCE SCHEME EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2019 TO 31 MARCH 2022
STATION CATEGORY BROADCAST & SIMULCAST LICENCE BROADCAST, SIMULCAST AND ASSOCIATED ONLINE RIGHTS COMMUNICATION LICENCE
Commercial Radio Broadcasters (with annual gross income under $5M) 2.35% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced quarterly. 2.4% of a station’s gross income + GST per annum and reported and invoiced quarterly.
Student Radio Broadcasters 1.8% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced quarterly. 1.85% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced quarterly.
Iwi Radio Network 1.2% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced annually. 1.25% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced annually.
Community Radio Broadcasters 0.9% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced annually. 0.95% of gross income + GST per annum, reported and invoiced annually.

The Radio Broadcaster: Broadcast and Simulcast Licence (Less than $5M Gross Income) is available here.

The Radio Broadcaster: Broadcast, Simulcast and Associated On-Line Rights Communication Licence (Less than $5M Gross Income) is available here.

Please note, all Low Power FM Radio Broadcasters are licensed through OneMusic