The challenge for music and podcasts: “Rights are a disaster’
Posted on: 14 juin 2019, by : Stuart Dredge

There are big opportunities for the music industry in podcasts, but one of the big barriers is licensing: the cost and complexity for podcasters of securing the rights to actually play music in their shows.
This was one of the clearest points made last night at the BPI and Music Ally’s ‘Pod Only Knows’ event in London, which explored the potential (and challenges) of music and podcasting.
We’ve co-published a report with the BPI – you can read / download it for free here – rounding up some market data; a directory of more than 75 music podcasts; outlining the strategy of Spotify, Pandora and other distribution platforms; and interviewing some experts about how they see the market. But at the event, licensing loomed large as the biggest headache in 2019.
“Rights are a disaster,” said broadcaster and writer Miranda Sawyer, who reviews podcasts for the Observer newspaper in the UK. “We need to get to the point where there’s a blanket licence like TV has,” agreed Chris Baughen, managing editor Global Player at radio group Global. “I’ve been pushing PPL and PRS for Music to do this. The cost of getting tracks on big shows is not that much on TV.”
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Source: Music ally

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