Sound Exchange Record-Setting Year?

Just seen a Tweet from Sound Exchange saying that last year they collected over $800 million dollars in royalty payments in 2015.

Which they say was “A record-setting year”

SoundExchange Tweets

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Last updated on: May 29th, 2017
at 08:01 AM Europe/London

Winamp Feature Req: Smart Crossfade

A user has posted on the feature request section of the Winamp forums asking the developers to include “Smart crossfading” in the next version.

Winamp

“Smart crossfade analyses the playlist and determines if the songs are in increasing sequential track order from the same album. If they aren’t (like in most random mixes) user defined crossfading is used”

 
Any improvement in crossfading between tracks in Winamp would be welcomed.

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Last updated on: October 27th, 2017
at 09:09 AM Europe/London

Non-Profit Internet Radio Station?

Do you run a community radio station online without looking to make money from it? Are you a not for profit or community led Internet radio station?

Community / not for profit radio stations:

  • Community radio stations are a type of station which does not have any adverts,
  • Is funded by investors,
  • Is run by volunteers,
  • Is influenced, owned by and operated in the community they serve

We believe that radio automation software shouldn't have to cost you the earth.

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Last updated on: June 5th, 2017
at 16:02 PM Europe/London

Vigilante Stream Monitoring Group?

With everything that’s gone on this past few weeks in regards to the new Licence fee rate hikes.

It’s no surprise that some online stations have decided to go off air because of the costs involved.

I’ve just had this brought to my attention on a broadcasting forum.

There is a group of ex US Broadcasters that were forced off the air because of the hike in royalty rates, and these people have decided to form a vigilante stream monitoring group.

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Last updated on: September 22nd, 2016
at 08:43 AM Europe/London

Stats The Way We Like It!

Just been doing some research into statistics involving the posts to do with cracked software on my blog.

I really should stop adding numbers together. I’m always blown away when I see the results.

Stats Jan-Dec 2015

The above graph represents the last 12 months (Jan-Dec 2015)

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:33 PM Europe/London

Your Sam Broadcaster Subscription Has Expired?

Over the last couple of years now Spacial audio have gone with a subscription based model for the newer versions of SAM Broadcaster.

Nothing wrong with that I hear you say…

“However should your subscription run out part way through the year, You are left stuck with the last version of SAM Broadcaster your subscription was eligible for & you would need to pay out $$$ all over again to upgrade to the latest version”

 
SAM Broadcaster 2017

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Last updated on: November 23rd, 2017
at 09:56 AM Europe/London

Winamp And Shoutcast Now Owned By Vivendi

I saw a post on the Winamp/Shoutcast forums this morning. It would appear Winamp and Shoutcast are now partly owned by a company called Vivendi.

“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.

 
Vivendi owns the likes of Universal Music Group, Canal+ and Dailymotion.

You can read more about this story at the following links.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:34 PM Europe/London

Now You Really Are Taking The Piss Spacial Audio

I saw SAM Broadcaster v2015.5 was available for download this morning.

So I downloaded it from my usual source. Haven’t had chance to test it properly yet but I’d imagine it’s just as unstable as v2015.4 was.

SAM Broadcaster 2015.5

I can’t help but notice that the “read me” changelog only lists one change (again)

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Last updated on: October 23rd, 2016
at 10:18 AM Europe/London

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