Reporting requirements vary depending on the type of licence you hold.
Linear Webcast Licence
|Band||Webcasting Report||Territory Report||Music Usage Report||Revenue Report|
|1||Required twice per year||Not required||On request||On request|
|2||Required twice per year||Not required||On request||On request|
|3||Required quarterly||Required quarterly||Licensees that recoup their advance, or use a digital playout system: Quarterly|
Others: On request
What do I need to provide in a Webcasting Report or Territory Report?
The Webcasting Report consists of two figures:
- The average number of tracks webcast per hour
- The total listener hours for your service in that period.
The two figures are standard statistics that are typically captured by your streaming provider. Listener hours may be referred to something slightly different such as ‘Aggregate Tuning Hours’ or ‘ATH’, or simply ‘TLH’. To calculate the number of streams (i.e. Performances) generated by your service in any given period, you simply multiply the two figures together.
The Territory Report is simply a percentage breakdown of the total number of streams generated by your service into the territories covered by your Linear Webcast Licence (e.g. 90% UK, 7% Germany, 3% Spain). Again, this information is typically captured by your streaming provider and is readily available. Reporting templates will be provided by PPL for you to submit this.
What do I do if I still have a question on the fees and reports due under the 2021 Linear Webcast Licence?
Please email PPL’s Broadcast Licensing team at firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your query further.