I wouldn't have thought so, the tune was essentially a jingle package commissioned for the station. No different to a radio station's jingle package. Just the initial one off fee ?
Interestingly, a similar case is happening at the moment with BBC Radio Two:
With a nod to HaggisSupper on DS
HaggisSupper on DS posted:
Jingle companies were "invited" to pitch for a new Radio 2 jingle package away back in January 2011 with a submission date of February.
However, like the McCasso situation with the BBC local "network" semi-generic jingles, the contract was being operated via BBC Worldwide which meant THEY and not BBC Programming were controlling the procurement.
US company Grooveworx, who had held the existing main contract since approx 1997 and the last JAM package, were eventually "awarded" the new contract in June this year.
BBC WW though had imposed certain commercial conditions on the contract, especially one where THEY demanded all the worldwide publishing rights & royalties to the proposed package - i.e. the jingle company would only get paid for creating & producing it - saving & earning the BBC's commercial arm a fortune in playout royalties, but meaning the jingle company would simply cover its costs.
Anyone who knows the jingle game knows that custom packages only break even as a production commission - but really earn their keep via re-sings & airplay royalties, all of which in this case would be denied to the producer but theoretically raked in by WW.
Even though Groove "won" the contract, BBC Worldwide insisted on their demands, so for probably the first time in jingle history a jingle producer actually walked away from a large officially-won-and-awarded contract from a prestige client.
On their website Grooveworx also published their "demo" of the prototype cuts they prepared for the "competition", with some appropriate comments about BBC WW's attitude.
Worth saying - the creative "radio people" at the BBC WERE NOT those who blew this - purely the non-comprending "money-makers" at BBC Worldwide