Why Pub Radio Australia?

Ten great reasons to subscribe

There are a number of good reasons why Pub Radio Australia is something you should consider for your pub. Here are ten of them.

1. Continuous music

We really do love the thought of regional pubs using their local radio station to provide the background music for their bars and bistros but, these days, most regional stations are syndicating talk shows from Sydney or Melbourne rather than music. Even if their content is music-based, they still have announcers interrupting.

On Pub Radio Australia, we don't have announcers ... just great music.

2. No ads either

If radio stations are going to provide a free broadcasting service, they have to include advertisements in their playlist to keep their accountants happy. Because Pub Radio Australia is exclusively subscription-based, we receive our revenue from our customers, meaning that we can keep the music flowing uninterrupted. 

3. We are a small regional Australian business

Just like you, we are a small business - we're based in Geelong, Victoria. We think that providing an alternative to the super-mega-uber-large multinationals is something that is important to the Australian small business community. And we promise that all of the taxes we pay stay in Australia!

4. You are not breaching terms and conditions by playing Pub Radio Australia in your pub

Most people don't realise that THOSE super-mega-uber-large multinational music streaming services have terms and conditions that only allow their service to be used for personal and not commercial purposes. 

Here is what it says in the Apple Music terms and conditions - "You may use the Services and Content only for personal, noncommercial purposes". And on the Spotify web site it says this - "As laid out in our Terms and Conditions, Spotify is for personal entertainment only and not for commercial use. This means it can’t be broadcasted or played publicly from a business, such as radio stations, bars, restaurants, stores, dance studios, etc."

5. We are absolutely compliant with the licensing requirements in Australia

A fair proportion of the money we collect from Pub Radio Australia subscriptions is passed onto the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). That means that the artists who have recorded the music that we broadcast are compensated for their work. 

We just think that is the right thing to do.

6. We can save you over $400 in annual licensing costs - that almost makes Pub Radio Australia free!

If you are using a personal streaming service or you have copied CDs or downloaded songs onto your computer to use in your pub - even if your are not breaching the terms and conditions we spoke about earlier - you should be paying the Digital Copy / Delivery Tariff as part of your OneMusic licensing fees. The current annual cost of this Digital Copy / Delivery Tariff is $407.20 for hotels and pubs.

If you subscribe to Pub Radio Australia, you do not have to pay this additional $407.20 anymore!

7. Consistent (and consistently great) music

If you are relying on your staff coming in and choosing their favourite playlist from their favourite streaming service, you can't be certain that the music they choose is the music you want playing in your pub. We have collected well over 2300 great tracks for our music library - from the 1950s through till now - and we play them all day, every day.

8. An amazing variety of music

Every radio station claims to have a great variety of music and we back that up with over 2300 songs in our music library. The so-called "gold" or "classic hits" radio stations do play classic hits but typically roll out the same small rotation of songs by the really big-name acts and call that variety. We certainly play those classic hits as well but you'll also hear plenty of "I haven't heard that one for years" songs in amongst them, right throughout the day.

9. We know what we are doing

We have been operating a similar station - goRadio.Live - since October 2018. Not many people know about us but those that do consistently tell us how much they enjoy what we do. goRadio.Live also streams 24/7 but is supported by sponsors (therefore some ads) plus we broadcast live request shows and sporting events which are not ideal for creating the right atmosphere in your pub.

10. You get seven days to change your mind

All of our subscriptions come with a seven day trial period. Subscribe to Pub Radio Australia and if you don't like what we do during those seven days, you can cancel your subscription and you won't be charged a cent.