I am currently in the process of creating an online radio. We are almost done and ready to kick off. The radio is based on artists coming to us and sending/uploading their songs for them to be played on the radio. The last step before approving the song is a screen that asks them:
- to certify that they own all rights to their song;
- to certify that we will not pay any royalties to them.
We would like the radio to be accessible on the web, world-wide. Do we have to get a license with BMI, ASCAP, SACEM... even though we are not using their songs, and if we do we have the permission of the artist?