Webcasting is the broadcasting of video and/or audio over the internet. The only difference between a webcaster and a regular linear radio station is that the former is transmitted via the internet. We employ two rates for online radio stations: one rate for large webcasters (more than 500 slots) and one for small webcasters (up to 500 slots). Small webcasters (up to 500 slots) can obtain their Sena licence at a discount via the Dutch Webcasting Foundation (Stichting Webcasting Nederland).
With podcasting, an exact copy of a radio programme broadcast at an earlier time is offered. We distinguish two types of licences for podcasts: podcasts comprising up to 80% music and podcasts comprising more than 80% music. For podcasts with 100% music, you will also need permission from the Dutch Association of Producers and Importers of Image and Sound Carriers (Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluiddragers, NVPI).
There are various forms of narrowcasting, such as, for example, via hard drives, satellite and streaming. You will need a licence from Sena if you plan to supply music to, for example, hotel and catering establishments via streaming or satellite. You may also need a licence from the NVPI for other forms of supply. In either case, please contact us.
BACKGROUND MUSIC ON websites
Many websites play background music. A site can be said to have background music if the music can be heard upon accessing the site. The website visitor cannot influence the music offered. However, the visitor can turn off the music. You need a licence to use background music on websites.
Pan-European licences to use background music on commercial websites
Private individuals, small organizations or companies using background music on their commercial website can contact us to arrange permission to do so at pan-European level. To do so, please contact us via email@example.com