Royalties & Cover Versions

  OTT_Buzzard 17:01 24 Aug 2009

If music is included on a website, how s copyright and royalties controlled?

E.g. If a local band does a cover version of a U2 song and makes it available on their website, is there a royalty to be paid on it when it is streamed? Assume that it is not available for download to the surfers' hard drive.

Also, if they have produced ther own music that would normally have royalty paid on it (e.g. if it's played on the radio), can they give permission for someone else to play it without paying royalty? In this case, the file would be streamed in another website.

The point here, of course, is to avoid potential issues with the PRS since the website in question wouldn't have a PRS license.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:21 24 Aug 2009

click here are the people to speak to and their website is very informative.


  OTT_Buzzard 17:44 24 Aug 2009

Thanks GANDALF <|:-)>
Very informative, but also very American!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:49 24 Aug 2009

Whoops!, wrong one. This is the here

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