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 D-Day. Streams down, website broken.

Posted By James on Jan 31 2016 05:10 PM

In just one day, longstanding internet radio service Live365 is set to shutter its presence online for good. The veteran streaming platform will go off the air (and off the web) after January 31st, 2016—this Sunday. The Live365 website is now in disarray with links broken, stylesheets lost an...

Apple will start charging for iTunes Radio on January 28th

Posted By James on Jan 15 2016 06:00 PM

Apple just sent out an email alerting customers that iTunes Radio, the company's answer to Pandora, will no longer be free as of January 28th. "All radio stations except for Beats 1 will be available exclusively to Apple Music members," the message reads. So listening to Zane Lowe and Apple's other ...

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...

U.S.A streaming doubled in 2015

Posted By James on Jan 08 2016 05:38 AM

Nielsen Music’s latest data shows that streaming doubled in the U.S. in 2015. Billboard has a first look at the company’s reports from the recently concluded year. The total songs streamed increased from 164.5 billion in 2014 to 317.2 billion last year. Under Nielsen’s equivalency ...

Guest Feature: Your Radio Alarm is Going Off

Posted By Bryan Cox on Jan 04 2016 02:00 PM

Someone has to kick radio stations in the ass. Radio is probably one of the biggest whiners out there right now, well maybe for the exception of Fox News about Trump. First radio got all fired up about satellite radio. Sirius/XM really hasn’t done that much to hurt your local radio station. T...

SAM Broadcaster Pro for Mac Scrapped

Posted By James on Jan 04 2016 02:48 AM

Spacial Audio has scrapped the controvercial SAM Broadcaster Pro for Mac after two years of development and a quiet release in 2015.  @CallMeJAd We discontinued the Mac edition of SAM Pro as we were not happy with the overall user experience, stability & technical issues. — Spacia...

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Give Up Broadcasting in 2016

Posted By James on Jan 03 2016 05:00 PM

2016 is looking to be a tough year for internet radio broadcasters, the CRB's (Copyright Rotalty Board) royalty raises create a massive headache for broadcasters, the lack of investment in streaming platforms such as SHOUTcast with Radionomy (recently acquired by Vivendi) and the overall doom a...

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 ...


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