You do not need a license to broadcast, but you are responsible in paying royalties for each song played. In the United States ASCAP, BMI, SoundExchange & SESAC require payment for any of their artists. A cheaper way to go is to use services that provide ‘blanket payments’ at a discounted rate. Our recommendation for Licensing in the United States is Stream Licensing LLC. Different countries have different legal requirements, be sure to check your local legal requirements before starting your station.