Trade group AudioUK has announced the formation of a business affairs service for the UK podcast and radio production markets. The new services are created in collaboration with Mint & Co, from which a team of consultants will provide consulting support to AudioUK members.
This new level of support covers “day-to-day legal and business affairs, from development through to production and exploitation of finished content and ancillary rights.” Mint & Co has also drawn up a new set of 24 contract templates for use in podcast, radio and other audio productions.
Kellie While, Chair of AudioUK and Head of Creative, 7digital, said: “We’re really pleased to announce this new offer which we know will be of great benefit to all the podcast, radio and audiobook production companies which make up our diverse member base. It’s been great to work with Nicola and her team on creating this new service and up-to-date resources, which will save member companies a lot of time and money in their work.”
Nicola Hartley, CEO and Founder of Mint & Co, said: “We’re delighted to team up with AudioUK to provide legal and business affairs support for members. We’ll be using our experience with audio clients to help them understand, protect and retain rights in their dealings with brands, broadcasters and platforms.
AudioUK serves 115 member companies and produces the annual Audio Production Awards. In a partnership with RadioCentre, it oversees the Audio Content Fund which distributes a UK government grant for public service in UK commercial and community radio.