So I know, this not a new issue. But it’s been one that’s really been bugging me for the past few years. The broadcast licensing system is being abused more often than not.
Thanks to Tunesat I discovered that one of my track has been broadcast more than fifty times over the last couple days on major UK networks (Cartoon Network, and Disney Channel).
However, the buyer got the first 1million license, when it should have been, of course, the top one. This is not the first time that this happened to me. Indeed, twice before I’ve had to make buyer get the correct license, which is never a pleasant thing.
Only three times have I been able to find out about my music being broadcast, and three times out of three, they hadn’t gotten the correct license. Their excuse is always the same: “we thought the actual audience was the metric, not the potential reach”.
For years, ever since Envato launched the broadcast licenses, we’ve been screwed over because of this confusion on the license terms. Broadcast use with less than one million in potential reach should be an extremely rare occurence. Yet, this is the most common broadcast license. This is money lost! Lots of it. This needs to be addressed! Now!!