Welcome to the first post on the Batanga Blog!
If you are reading this, it is because you were interested in knowing a little bit more about the license that allows us to offer you music LEGALLY and FREE.
Unlike other paid services and/or subscriptions, Batanga Radio is completely FREE. Currently we are licensed to provide this service in Latin America (except Brazil), the United States and Spain.
Batanga's goal is to offer listeners with an enjoyable musical experience by allowing you to listen to the music you like for free. To make this possible, we have a license that establishes that we follow certain mandatory rules, which are in place to protect the interests of the music owners (labels, artists, songwriters, etc).
Beyond the legal language and the complexity of the rules, here is a quick summary:
- It is a non-interactive experience, which means you cannot directly choose the music you will listen to in the next few minutes.
- In some countries, the non-interactive clause does not allow us to permit song breaks or pauses.
- There are limitations to the amount of songs by one artist or within the same album that can be heard during a certain period of time or sequence.
- The service cannot be used to find music, so the skipping of songs must be managed and the next song played must follow the mandatory rules.
These limitations make it increasingly important for you to tell us what music you like so that we can easily modify and control your music and playlists over time. We continue to strive to give you the tools to achieve this and make your experience on Batanga even better.
The body that regulates the granting of the license and the rules of each license can change by region or country.
In the United States, the license is regulated by a law named the "Digital Millennium Copyright Act, (DMCA)", which establishes rules for different types of content, particularly for music within the context of non-interactivity.
In Latin America (except Brazil) CAPIF, a body that represents record companies in the region, regulates the license.
In Europe the license is governed by AGEDI-AIE, a body that represents record companies in the region.