Most Played Artist 2015
Each year we announce the Most Played artists and tracks at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), alongside our financial results. In 2015, we collected £197 million for the use of recorded music on TV, radio and in public. . We distributed money to 71,174 performers and recording rightsholders based on data we received from licensees describing the music used across billions of seconds of airplay.
We are able to calculate a most played artist or recording chart by analysing the music usage reported by our radio or TV licensees over a given time period.