Winamp hints at a 'small release' in early 2016

Posted By James on Jan 02 2016 01:20 AM

The recent acquisition of Winamp and SHOUTcast through the Radionomy takeover by Vivendi Group has sparked some further rumours. Vivendi is one of the largest digotal media groups in the world with subsidaries including Universal Music, Dailymotion, Ubisoft and Gameloft. Users within the Winam...

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...

CRB Rate Hikes Force Changes at Live 365

Posted By James on Dec 30 2015 02:18 PM

Internet radio broadcasting company Live 365 has been forced to significantly reduce staff and is actively looking for partners to help continue the service into 2016. The company, which allows users to create their own online radio stations, or choose to listen to thousands of human curated station...

StreamLicensing updates with new rates for internet radio broadcasters

Posted By James on Dec 28 2015 02:23 PM

Hobby broadcasters within the USA are expected to be hit harder with the new royalty rates released last week. Previous licensing terms have been in effect since 2006, but are due to expire this year.  On December 16 the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) fulfilled its every-five-year function of d...

SHOUTcast and Winamp revitalisation? For real this time?

Posted By James on Dec 20 2015 06:47 PM

Winamp is back… in the hands of a major corporation: Vivendi has acquired a 64.4 percent stake in Radionomy, the European online radio services company that owns Winamp and Shoutcast as well as the online radio ad marketplace Targetspot. Winamp is a pioneering MP3 player software, which in m...

Streaming Broadcasters Relieved By Royalty Break

Posted By James on Dec 17 2015 06:20 PM

Radio broadcasters who stream online will pay about one-third less in music royalties to SoundExchange starting in January, thanks to new rates issued by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) late Wednesday. The new rate for commercial nonsubscription services, both broadcast and pureplay, in 2016 is $...

Vivendi acquires majority stake of Radionomy

Posted By James on Dec 17 2015 06:19 PM

Global media holding company Vivendi announced today that it has acquired a majority share (64.4%) of Radionomy Group, planting a flag in pureplay online radio and streaming audio advertising. Radionomy is an Internet radio platform that hosts independent station producers and traditional broadcast...

Dance music grows in streaming popularity

Posted By James on Dec 17 2015 06:18 PM

BPI and the Official Charts Company analyzed data about the most popular genres in streaming. The numbers showed that streaming of dance music is growing faster than other styles, with the number of audio streams in the year-to-date increasing 107% over 2014. Contemporary urban showed the second mos... Starting up new platforms for future radio

Posted By James on Dec 10 2015 10:46 PM

Radio has had an uneasy relationship with new and multimedia technology over the last 10 years. The World Wide Web offers emerging and established broadcasters alike access to wider audiences beyond FM and even DAB but there are few in both broadcasting and internet development taking full advantage...

Centova Cast v3.2.3 Released

Posted By James on Dec 10 2015 10:40 PM

Centova Cast v3.2.3 is now available. This release includes several improvements plus a number of bug fixes. The following is a complete list of changes included in Centova Cast v3.2.3: Improvements Dramatically improved accuracy of bitrate and song length detection Compatibility improvements ...


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