The 31st of January 2016 will go down in history as a dark day for Internet radio when Live365 closes down.
The closure of such a big player in the streaming industry is going to leave 1000’s of Internet radio stations/broadcasters without a licensed stream.
It was Live365 that sparked my interest in Internet radio way back in 1999/2000 time.
I listened to a lot of different stations via dial-up some I enjoyed some I didn’t.
Spacial Audio have had something of a monopoly when it comes to Internet radio software.
Over the last 17 years or so people wanting to run an Internet radio station have generally only had 1 option and that was to pay $$$ for radio automation software.
SAM Broadcaster may well have been the No1 selling radio automation program.
A user has posted on the feature request section of the Winamp forums asking the developers to include “Smart crossfading” in the next version.
“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”
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?
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.
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.
The above graph represents the last 12 months (Jan-Dec 2015)