Important Changes to Genre Listings on SHOUTcast

Posted By James on Feb 24 2009 12:41 AM
In an effort to better organize the vast variety of music genres available on SHOUTcast, and to make it easier for listeners to find your station, we will be making some changes to the way your stations are categorized in the SHOUTcast Radio directory. Starting WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 at MIDNIGHT (EST USA), the genres available on the SHOUTcast Radio directory will be limited to the following list:

Alternative
Adult Alternative
Britpop
Classic Alternative
College
Dancepunk
Dream Pop
Emo
Goth
Grunge
Indie Pop
Indie Rock
Industrial
Lo-Fi
Modern Rock
New Wave
Noise Pop
Post-Punk
Power Pop
Punk
Ska
Xtreme

Blues
Acoustic Blues
Chicago Blues
Contemporary Blues
Country Blues
Delta Blues
Electric Blues
Cajun/Zydeco

Classical
Baroque
Chamber
Choral
Classical Period
Early Classical
Impressionist
Modern
Opera
Piano
Romantic
Symphony

Country
Alt-Country
Americana
Bluegrass
Classic Country
Contemporary Bluegrass
Contemporary Country
Honky Tonk
Hot Country Hits
Western

Easy Listening
Exotica
Light Rock
Lounge
Orchestral Pop
Polka
Space Age Pop

Electronic
Acid House
Ambient
Big Beat
Breakbeat
Dance
Demo
Disco
Downtempo
Drum and Bass
Electro
Garage
Hard House
House
IDM
Remixes
Jungle
Progressive
Techno
Trance
Tribal
Trip Hop

Folk
Alternative Folk
Contemporary Folk
Folk Rock
New Acoustic
Traditional Folk
World Folk

Themes
Adult
Best Of
Chill
Experimental
Female
Heartache
LGBT
Love/Romance
Party Mix
Patriotic
Rainy Day Mix
Reality
Sexy
Shuffle
Travel Mix
Tribute
Trippy
Work Mix

Rap
Alternative Rap
Dirty South
East Coast Rap
Freestyle
Hip Hop
Gangsta Rap
Mixtapes
Old School
Turntablism
Underground Hip-Hop
West Coast Rap

Inspirational
Christian
Christian Metal
Christian Rap
Christian Rock
Classic Christian
Contemporary Gospel
Gospel
Praise/Worship
Sermons/Services
Southern Gospel
Traditional Gospel

International
African
Afrikaans
Arabic
Asian
Brazilian
Caribbean
Celtic
European
Filipino
Greek
Hawaiian/Pacific
Hindi
Indian
Japanese
Jewish
Klezmer
Mediterranean
Middle Eastern
North American
Polskie
Polska
Soca
South American
Tamil
Worldbeat
Zouk

Jazz
Acid Jazz
Avant Garde
Big Band
Bop
Classic Jazz
Cool Jazz
Fusion
Hard Bop
Latin Jazz
Smooth Jazz
Swing
Vocal Jazz
World Fusion

Latin
Bachata
Banda
Bossa Nova
Cumbia
Latin Dance
Latin Pop
Latin Rap/Hip-Hop
Latin Rock
Mariachi
Merengue
Ranchera
Reggaeton
Regional Mexican
Salsa
Tango
Tejano
Tropicalia

Metal
Black Metal
Classic Metal
Extreme Metal
Grindcore
Hair Metal
Heavy Metal
Metalcore
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Rap Metal

New Age
Environmental
Ethnic Fusion
Healing
Meditation
Spiritual

Decades
30s
40s
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s

Pop
Adult Contemporary
Barbershop
Bubblegum Pop
Dance Pop
Idols
Oldies
JPOP
Soft Rock
Teen Pop
Top 40
World Pop

R&B/Urban
Classic R&B
Contemporary R&B
Doo Wop
Funk
Motown
Neo-Soul
Quiet Storm
Soul
Urban Contemporary

Reggae
Contemporary Reggae
Dancehall
Dub
Pop-Reggae
Ragga
Rock Steady
Reggae Roots

Rock
Adult Album Alternative
British Invasion
Classic Rock
Garage Rock
Glam
Hard Rock
Jam Bands
Piano Rock
Prog Rock
Psychedelic
Rock & Roll
Rockabilly
Singer/Songwriter
Surf

Seasonal/Holiday
Anniversary
Birthday
Christmas
Halloween
Hanukkah
Honeymoon
Valentine
Wedding
Winter

Soundtracks
Anime
Bollywood
Kids
Original Score
Showtunes
Video Game Music

Talk
Comedy
Community
Educational
Government
News
Old Time Radio
Other Talk
Political
Public Radio
Scanner
Spoken Word
Sports
Technology
Hardcore
Eclectic
Instrumental

Misc

If you already have at least one of the keywords above in your server configurations for the Genre no action is required from you at this time.

If your station's genre does not match at least one of the keywords above, you will have to make the change manually in your server's configurations to at least one of the keywords above. Pick two or three keywords from the list that best describes the music that you play on your station. You can change the Genre of your station by changing the 'Genre' parameter in the SHOUTcast DNAS configurations or the DSP.

Please note that starting Midnight Wednesday, February 25 (12AM EST THURSDAY) those stations that have not changed their genre configurations to at least one of the above keywords will have their stations automatically mapped to fall within the list. Therefore, if you want to make sure listeners can find your station please take the time to ensure your genre strings accurately match at least one of the keywords in the list above.

http://blog.shoutcast.com/2009/02/18/important-changes-to-genre-listings-on-shoutcast/

Recommended

Comments

No comments yet. Why not start the conversation?

Leave A Comment