Welsh royalty claim goes to Copyright Tribunal

October 2013

Music publishing, broadcasting


The dispute over royalty payments between the BBC and Eos, the agency representing some Welsh language music composers and publishers, is going to the Copyright Tribunal. At an interim hearing in April, the Tribunal ordered the BBC to continue paying Eos £120,000 a year to access its members’ repertoire of music. his sum was agreed by both parties in February. Eos wants the Tribunal to increase that amount to £1.5m a year – the BBC are suggesting an annual figure of £100,000. Eos was formed when its members became unhappy with royalty payments from PRS for Music, the UK’s principal royalties collection agency.


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