FM creeping back into mobile devices, now BlackBerry

Posted By James Davey on Jan 30 2014 08:10 PM

It used to be standard, in the ancient pre-iPod era of early MP3 players. Apple omitted FM reception from all versions of the iPod and iPhone, a fact we’ve complained about repeatedly. Because those products established a specification template for other handhelds, terrestrial radio has falle...

Crowdfunding Platform for Podcasters, Internet Radio Sets Launch for March

Posted By James Davey on Jan 30 2014 01:13 AM

Now accepting submission for crowdfunding campaigns, PodFund, is a new platform for Internet audio and video content creators, The company was founded in December 2013. Funding is scheduled to begin on March 3rd, 2014.PodFund founder Robert Becker has a radio and freelance voiceover background, and ...

Whisperings Solo Piano Radio First to Deploy New Interactive HTML5 Multimedia Player

Posted By James Davey on Jan 29 2014 09:10 PM

StreamGuys announces that Whisperings Solo Piano Radio is its first customer to deploy the company’s new interactive HTML5 player. The player gives mobile listeners without a Flash player a simple way to access the free Whisperings stream, while also delivering a much richer broadcast experience t...

iTunes Radio ignored in earnings call, and why Apple doesn't behave like Pandora

Posted By James Davey on Jan 28 2014 08:36 PM

For those focused on music and online audio, it’s easy to forget that Apple is not a music company, but a hardware vendor. Because mobile consumer hardware is necessarily about media delivery, Apple and Google and Microsoft are media companies also, but secondarily.Apple did brag about iTunes sale...

Radionomy lands on Windows Phone

Posted By James Davey on Jan 27 2014 12:23 AM

Radionomy announced their new Windows Phone app earlier in the week that features the best of Radionomy's services in a native client application.The app features all of Radionomy's streaming stations alongside some extra features...Real People/Real Stations: stations are made by real people (amateu...

Centova Cast v3.0.6 Released

Posted By James Davey on Jan 22 2014 01:47 AM

Centova Cast v3.0.6 is now available, with several minor new features, improvements, and bug fixes.The following is a complete list of changes included in Centova Cast v3.0.6:Minor new featuresAdded support for reseller backup/restoreAdd completed Greek language supportAdded "raw metadata" value to ...

AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast For $5-10M To Radionomy, Takes 12% Stake In Belgian Digital Audio Startup

Posted By James Davey on Jan 14 2014 03:24 PM

Returning from the brink of death, music services Winamp and Shoutcast are now officially with a new owner: Digital audio business Radionomy has acquired the both media player and radio platform from AOL. We understand from a reliable source that it is a cash and share deal, worth between $5 million...

Streaming Services Put Focus On Advertising Innovations at CES

Posted By James Davey on Jan 08 2014 02:30 AM

It’s press release week – err, I mean CES week – in our industry this week, a time when lots of folks gather in Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, and announce innovative products and projects. I don’t mean to belittle the announcements, some of which sound very promising. But it’s k...

Copyright Royalty Board Calls for Petitions to Participate in Proceeding to Set Webcasting Royalties for 2016-2020

Posted By James Davey on Jan 06 2014 04:51 PM

The Copyright Royalty Board today published in the Federal Register its notice announcing the commencement of the next proceeding to set webcasting royalty rates for 2016-2020. The Notices (here for webcasting and here for “new subscription services” – subscription webcasting and other similar...

Radionomy + SHOUTcast?

Posted By James Davey on Jan 01 2014 03:45 AM

It has been nearly a month since AOL announced that it was discontinuing Winamp, a great loss to the internet radio community. But one thing was on everyones lips, what would SHOUTcast be doing since it was so tightly connected to Winamp?We found out a few weeks ago that the SHOUTcast crew are still...


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