All licensed media monitoring agencies are subject to monthly reporting and annual auditing requirements.
They are also required to register all digital users with us and access to web portals must be restricted to clients via unique username and password.
Frequently Asked Questions
As a licensed MMO, you need to send us a monthly report in the format outlined in the Guide to Reporting. It is a simple breakdown of who your clients are and how many articles from each title you have supplied to those clients.
Please send us your reports before the 7th of the month following the reporting period. For example, reporting data for July should be sent to us by August 7th.
NLA uses the information provided in monthly reports to correctly license organisations receiving a Media Monitoring service which includes NLA licensed newspapers and magazines. The volume of articles received plays an important role in the level of cover an organisation requires for receipt of content.The NLA licensing team follow up directly with MMO clients once they appear on reports, often liaising with MMOs in the process
Media Monitoring Organisations have two choices when it comes to paying for the copying summarised in monthly reports:
- Pay for the ‘first copy’ sent to a client organisation, and the rest of the usage is picked up by the client organisation
- MMOs can elect not to pay for any of the copying,meaning that they will pay just the subscription fees of their licences and the copying fees will be absorbed into the client end user licence
NLA distributes royalties to the publishers we represent, contributing to a vibrant UK media and supporting journalism.