Community non-commercial Radio Broadcasters include Iwi, Access and student radio. Our Community Radio Licences are for radio stations broadcasting on an AM/FM signal that derive income from a variety of sources that includes limited advertising, government appropriation (NZ On Air funding) and sponsorship or subscription revenue. If you are looking for information on online-only radio stations, head over to Online licences.
We offer a Permanent or Temporary licence to Community Radio Stations covering broadcast, reproduction and online use on an “opt-in” basis, so stations only pay for what they need.
Stations can choose which rights they need:
Broadcasting music from the radio station (APRA).
Copying music on to storage devices (such as tablets or hard drives) for use in programs and for using Production Music from AMCOS in sponsorship announcements (AMCOS).
Simulcast (webcasting)/On demand streaming - the communication of music through webcasting and on-demand streaming.
Other online use on the station’s website - the communication of music from the website through podcasts or streaming individual clips.