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, Live365 closed its doors in part due to the loss of the Small Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009. Jon Stephenson, owner of content delivery network EmpireStreaming, acquired Live365’s brand in July 2016 and has worked to rebuild the platform.
“Live365 has been one of the best-known names in internet radio since 1999,” said Stephenson. “By restoring the platform, we’re giving small webcasters a home to build diverse, creative content while we handle the complex licensing, monetization, and distribution. Live365 has a renewed passion to give webcasters a voice in internet radio,” he added.
Live365 had a three month waitlist and wanted to give former broadcasters the chance to restart their stations before launching open sign-ups. With open sign-ups now available, anyone can create a legal online radio station in minutes with 24/7 automation for their playlists.
Stephenson also revealed the company’s distribution plan with the launch of its free iOS app. The app allows listeners to discover new content at no cost, and gives broadcasters an instant audience. Live365 is committed to getting its content in front of as many consumers as possible through Android, Amazon Alexa, SONOS, and more by third quarter 2017.
The new Live365 team is a group of 15 people who are passionate about reviving ￼the brand and once again giving a voice to small webcasters. Live365 is building solutions to meet the needs of today’s webcasters.
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