The Future Of Streaming: Only For The Rich?

I’ve read an article about the SoundExchange Royalties Going Up for Webcasters in 2018…

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So, for all streaming in 2018, nonsubscription webcasters will pay a per performance royalty of $.0018 instead of this year’s $.0017. For subscription streams, the rate will increase to $.0023, an increase from $.0022 per performance rate.

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Last updated on: 13th December 2017
at 21:28 PM Europe/London

RadioDJ & Altacast Are Separate Programs

There appears to be some confusion about Altacast encoding software it seems people thought it was connected to RadioDJ.

Nope! Altacast is/was coded by a completely different person.

Important: Altacast Plugin for RadioDJ will NOT function with RadioDJ v2.0.0 you’ll be stuck on v1.8.2 if you wish to keep using that UNSUPPORTED plugin.

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Last updated on: 26th April 2018
at 15:47 PM Europe/London

Spacial Audio: Your Support Department Is Dire!

Just seen another blog post from Spacial Audio about the reasons you should choose them or their software.

They start off the article with “Internet radio is most definitely on the up”

NOT from where we’re looking it isn’t! 1000’s of stations have gone offline already in 2016 due to the collapse of Live365.

Update: Live365 is back online after a buyout by the people who own stream licensing

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Last updated on: 20th September 2017
at 13:02 PM 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: 5th June 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: 22nd September 2016
at 08:43 AM Europe/London

Stop Blaming Peoples Internet Connection

Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded “Buffering” issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster.

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The SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums are trying yet again to blame the problem on the user’s connection.

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Last updated on: 25th May 2018
at 15:45 PM Europe/London

Free Radio Broadcast Automation Software

I like some of the searches I see coming from Google analytics.

One of the searches recently was for “free radio broadcast automation software”

We’re guessing they were probably looking for an alternative to another well known radio automation program.

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Last updated on: 18th June 2018
at 13:00 PM Europe/London

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