Last Updated: 08/12/2023
Last Updated: 08/12/2023
Sweeper – A recorded element, such as a voice, voice over music or sound effects, that bridges two songs together or creates a transition from commercials back to music.
Spot – Another word for a radio commercial.
Simulcast – The broadcast of the same or simultaneous show or telecast on different stations.
Liner – A written phrase that stand by themselves and are meant to communicate concise imaging. Typically, a station may place a “liner” over an intro of a record or during a commercial break between songs and spots.
Voiceovers – A production technique using a disembodied voice as broadcast live or pre-recorded in radio, television, film, theater or in a presentation
Beatmix - A Short "Musical Demonstrator" where the featured songs seamlessly mix in and out of eachother in quick succession to demonstrate to the listener what kind of music they can expect from the station or program.
Sponsor Tag - Commonly referred to as the Voiceover part which attributes the program or feature's sponsor, with their message and tagline. For example, "XYZ Weather, sponsored by XYZ Roofing - providing the best roofing service in the area"
PRS - The UK's Licensing body which provides licenses to stations to broadcast their members' music recordings. This organisation manages recording rights and royalties to performers.
PPL - Another Licensing body in the UK who's Broadcast Licence gives you legal permission to broadcast virtually all commercially-released recordings in the UK. For radio, this includes music use across a variety of different platforms including AM, FM, DAB, satellite and online.
MCPS - This is The Mechanical Copyright Protection Society of the United Kindgom. They offer licenses in tandem with PRS & PPL which covers royalties to recording publishers, songwriters and composers.
More information about legally streaming music via internet radio can be found on PPL's Website and also PRS's Website for respective licensing. It is a legal requirement in the United Kingdom for Online Radio Operators to obtain the relevent licensing.
All our productions are what is known as ‘Buy Out‘, which means you just pay once and you don’t need to pay a re-licensing fee to us every twelve months unlike with some production companies.
For MCPS productions (ie. productions which contain copyrighted music) you will be provided with all the relevant details for your music return.
PRS details for all productions are provided on request.