Radio in Bulgaria can now start listening to music . For the past two months, they could only listen to music that was over 70 years . A dispute over meant the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) could not play any pop music. Listeners could only listen to classical music or songs that were recorded before World War II. In the European Union, copyright disappears 70 years after an artist's . BNR has now signed a deal with the copyright organization. In the , BNR will pay more royalty fees. A part of these fees goes to the singer, band, composer or songwriter of a song or a of music. Every time the radio plays a song, it must pay to the artist.
Something happened during the two-month over copyright and royalties. The number of listeners to BNR's shows increased by 20 per cent. After the radio station started playing Bulgarian folk , classical music and pre-war jazz, more people started listening to the radio. It seems many listeners are more interested in listening to music than Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. BNR is thinking about changing its music . BNR boss Aleksandar Velev said there could be new radio stations. Mr Velev told reporters: "We will not change the of the current radio shows. Instead, we will launch new radio stations with more of music."