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Welsh music dispute: BBC Radio Cymru cuts airtime and amends playlists

BBC Radio Cymru will be on air for two hours less each day from New Year's Day in a row over royalties paid to Welsh-language musicians.

The station is cutting its airtime after losing the right to play more than 30,000 songs.

The musicians broke away from the Performing Rights Society (PRS) to join a new agency, claiming they were being short-changed for their work.

As negotiations continue, the agency, Eos, says it wants a "fair price for Welsh music".

The BBC denies claims by the agency that it is keeping royalty payments artificially low.

  • 01 Jan 2013