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
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.

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

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

For Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

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