A New Way to Listen…

in Radio Riel Information, Radio Riel Main

by Elrik Merlin on Sunday, 2 March, 2014

We at Radio Riel like to pay our dues when it comes to seeing that the artists we play (and sometimes the composers, though not so many of them are alive these days) get appropriate remuneration when we play their recordings on the air.

As a result we have two sets of licenses for our streams. For the rest of the world, outside the US and Canada, we have international territory licenses from PRS for Music and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), based in the UK. For the US and Canada, we use an agency that, in return for an annual subscription, looks after paying the appropriate collection agencies like BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and SOCAN, along with Sound Exchange, on our behalf.

Unfortunately our previous agency recently, and with very little warning, closed its doors, and we have had to find an alternative.

We’ve therefore moved our stream licensing in the US and Canada to StreamLicensing.com, who provide a service that is even more comprehensive than our previous provider.

Unfortunately the procedure for listening to our streams via StreamLicensing.com is a little different to what you have been used to. Clicking the Listen Now button will take you to a special page with a big Play button on it that launches an embedded Flash player (or you can click a smaller link that allows you to use the player of your choice instead).

Over the next while, we will be updating our other stream play links to reflect these changes.

If you want to use one of our streams on your property in-world and don’t know how to do it, drop us a line at info@radioriel.org telling us which stream(s) you have in mind and we’ll tell you what to do.

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