Tindle Newspapers is one of the largest privately owned, independent family newspapers groups in the United Kingdom, which today owns 200 titles and three radio stations. The group’s success is a result of its local and community focus.
NLA media access has contributed to that success, delivering a 65% growth in royalties paid to Tindle newspapers in the last two years alone.
In mid-2012, Tindle increased the number of titles registered with the NLA for copyright licensing and this was the spark to improving this increasingly valuable revenue stream. Although individually small, NLA’s convenient licensing structure enables Tindle’s titles, which feature in a client’s monitoring brief, to be part of a collective licence, along with 3600 other titles.
As Sir Ray Tindle confirms, ‘The NLA team look after us very well. They ensure we make the most of the services they offer and do this in a streamlined, painless way. The NLA income provides an increasingly valuable source of revenue for Tindle and one we do not have the in-house resource or expertise to manage independently. We are delighted with the royalties received from the NLA to date.’