Thank you to our family of generous sponsors

We're really grateful to the sponsors of Festival 2022, without whom it wouldn't have been possible to stage the event.

Arqiva is at the heart of the broadcast and utilities sectors in the UK and abroad, providing critical data, network and communications services. They work in partnership with major broadcasters and utilities like the BBC, ITV, Sky, Global, Bauer, Thames Water and Anglian Water to meet everyone’s demand for information, content and entertainment and enabling a switched-on world to flow. They are also central to national terrestrial television and radio broadcasting services in the UK, consistently delivering digital TV, analogue and digital radio to people in all corners of the country.

We are BBC Sounds.  The home of binge-worthy podcasts, music curated by music lovers, and world class live radio – all whenever you want. You’ll find comedy, music, sport, lifestyle and all the latest news and stories that affect you. Download the app and listen on BBC Sounds today.

Broadcast Bionics are industry leaders in providing smart software solutions for radio studios and TV galleries worldwide. Over the past twenty-five years, Bionics has been at the heart of broadcast innovation and today, Bionic Studio (formerly PhoneBOX) is widely acclaimed as the industry standard multi-tool for phone-ins, social media, visualisation, and prize management. Innovation continues with award-winning Bionic Table, Caller One, Camera One, and Virtual Rack. Additionally, Bionics offers products from leading brands – LAWO, Axia, Omnia, Telos, Music Master, Stirlitz, Digigram and systems to suit all enterprises from the podcaster and community station through to national broadcasters.

Xperi has a deep commitment to the broadcast industry – worldwide, we work with more than 10,000 stations. DTS AutoStage, a part of Xperi, combines over-the-air broadcast with IP-delivered content for a robust, richer, more personalised in-cabin infotainment experience. By directly integrating with DTS AutoStage, broadcasters can compete, retain prominence, and win in the dashboards of today and tomorrow. DTS AutoStage is open and free to join. Xperi’s All in Media is dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions for broadcasters and their listeners, delivering leading radio experiences in the vehicle, on mobile, and in connected devices for the home.

Musiio by SoundCloud is an Artificial Intelligence company for the Music Industry. Our AI “listens” to music and supercharges the capabilities of companies to tag and search music catalogues at scale. We provide efficient ways to automate workflows, be it through an API or purpose-built tools; ready-to-go, or fully customisable solutions. Whether you have 1 track or 100 million, our solutions are affordable and scale for every need.  In 2022, SoundCloud acquired Musiio to amplify the platform’s existing music intelligence capabilities and allow the company to further leverage its vast data to identify what’s next in music trends and talent.

PPL licenses recorded music in the UK when it is played in public or broadcast and ensures that revenue flows back to our members. These include independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging musicians to globally renowned artists. In 2021 we collected £252.8 million while also distributing money to 147,000 performers and recording rightsholders

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2021, 21 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations. is home to thousands of broadcasters. From well-known brands like AC Milan to seasoned professionals like Shaun Keaveny, there’s no shortage of amazing talent creating unique audio experiences. But radio is more than just big names. Local communities, schools, businesses, and even hobbyists use to broadcast and reach listeners online. All from their browser. With custom branded iOS and Android apps, smart speaker skills, and bespoke web players, creating and sharing your own radio station has never been easier. For radio people, by radio people.

RCS is the World’s Largest Broadcast Software Company with products in thousands of radio and TV stations, music channels, cable companies, ad agencies, satellite networks and streaming stations worldwide. With guaranteed reliability and 24/7 support the most respected names in the industry choose RCS as their software provider.