Broadcast in the context of music refers to the transmission of audio content, such as songs or music videos, via electronic mass communication mediums. These mediums can include radio, television, and internet streaming platforms. Broadcasting is a primary method by which music reaches its audience on a large scale.
Historically, broadcast began with AM and FM radio stations, which remain significant in the music industry. With the rise of television, music gained another broadcasting platform, leading to the advent of music videos and shows dedicated to music performance.
In the digital age, the internet has revolutionized broadcasting, with online radio stations, podcasts, music streaming services, and video-sharing platforms like YouTube offering new avenues for music to reach audiences around the world.
Broadcasting music generates performance royalties for the songwriters, composers, and music publishers, which are collected by performance rights organizations (PROs). In some regions, it can also generate mechanical royalties.
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