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Eos loses BBC royalty battle over Welsh music

The BBC must pay £100,000 a year to Welsh language composers and publishers in royalties - a fraction of the £1.5m they had wanted.

Eos, a collection society that controls the broadcast rights for some Welsh language music, had rejected an offer by the BBC of £120,000 and argued their case at a tribunal.

The tribunal spent a week hearing evidence from both sides in September.

The BBC says it will now seek to resume discussions with Eos which says it is disappointed with the ruling.

BBC Wales arts and media correspondent Huw Thomas reports.

  • 16 Dec 2013
  • From the section Wales
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