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.





It has now been over 2 years since Winamp was nearly put to sleep by AOL (A O HELL)

In that time there hasn’t been a great deal of development although they are apparently working on a new build.

The days of Winamp as major music player have long gone I think. The lack of interest from Radionomy this past 2 years has been baffling!

We guess they only rescued Winamp and Shoutcast for the Shoutcast portion of the business.

Shoutcast is the one that’s going to bring them the most $$$ so of course they’re going to develop that before they even think about releasing Winamp again.

Is this good or bad news for Winamp and Shoutcast? We guess only time will tell.

Who know what the future holds? Big Corporations don’t generally tell anyone what they are doing…

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