Most Played Artist 2018
Each year we announce the Most Played artists and tracks at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), alongside our financial results. In 2018, we collected £246.8 million for the use of recorded music on TV, radio and in public. We distributed money to 105,192 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.
You can read the press release here: Ed Sheeran the most played artist for third time in 4 years as charts show British success