Stream Licensing: How To Fix MySQL server socket issue in player

Posted By James on Nov 03 2017 06:11 PM

Recently, Stream Licensing users have been reporting issues with the legacy popup player, citing that it shows a MySQL socket error. The error shows as follows: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)   MySQL is a database server used to store d...

ASCAP moves to suspend Streamlicensing agreement over contract breach

Posted By James on Jul 06 2017 05:40 PM

Streamlicensing clients woke up to a startling email from ASCAP this morning claiming that Streamlicensing breached their contract agreement and have failed to to respond to emails and calls regarding the issue. This has left Streamlicensing clients in the dark over whether their monthly paymen...

Live365 Officially Re-Open, With Hundreds of Channels

Posted By James on May 20 2017 10:10 PM

Live365, one of the first companies in online radio, announced today that they will be publicly opening broadcaster sign-ups. Users can create a legal internet radio station in a matter of minutes by joining Live365. Additionally, a new iOS app is now available to listeners. In January 2016, Live36...

The New ASCAP Deal. Will You Pay More?

Posted By James on Dec 19 2016 10:07 PM

The Radio Music License Committee and ASCAP have inked a new five-year agreement through 2021 that sets the rates payable by over 10,000 radio stations to publicly perform more than 10.5 million musical works in the ASCAP repertory. RMLC Chairman Ed Christian said the agreement demonstrates how the ...

Stardome Digital Media Acquires Streamlicensing

Posted By James on Apr 05 2016 09:10 PM

Stardome Digital Media, a division of the Hispanic and Latin American market specialist Stardome Media Group, announced that it has acquired StreamLicensing. As the new owners, Stardome said it plans to provide innovative solutions for improving the services offered by In a...

Record Labels Sue Radionomy Over Unpaid Royalties

Posted By James on Mar 02 2016 01:54 AM

A group of prominent U.S. record labels have filed a lawsuit against the DIY online radio platform Radionomy, which also owns Winamp and Shoutcast. In their complaint the labels accuse Radionomy of promoting and facilitating mass copyright infringement by hosting 'pirate' radio stations of its users...

Live365 Rumored to Shut Down February

Posted By James on Jan 13 2016 10:56 PM

Live365, one of the largest internet radio broadcasting and licensing companies in the United States has had a rough new year with the announcement by the Copyright Royalty Board, the governing entity for establishing the sound recording royalty rates that are paid to copyright holders, that ra...

Live365 and the importance of the revenue percentage option

Posted By James on Jan 08 2016 05:42 AM

Live365 has sounded the alarm regarding the Copyright Royalty Board’s latest proposed copyright royalty rate schedule. Layoffs and worse are in the offering. The CRB’s latest tithes: (1) Commercial Webcasters: $0.0022 per performance for subscription services and $0.0017 per performance...

I'm A Live365 Broadcaster, What Now?

Posted By James on Jan 03 2016 04:57 AM

Live365 is facing a financial crisis and has laid off most of its staff, according to a report on the website RAIN. It states that the Internet radio hosting platform is among the online audio entities affected by the pending expiration of rules that included below-market royalty rates for certain ...

10 Things You Need To Know About the Copyright Royalty Board Decision

Posted By James on Dec 30 2015 02:42 PM

Last week, the trio of federal judges who compose the Copyright Royalty Board announced new rates for internet radio and digital webcasting. It was a bit of a mixed bag, and a pretty complicated decision. But for any musician whose work gets played on internet radio, it could affect what you’r...


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