The Future Of Streaming: Only For The Rich?

I’ve been reading a few articles this past few weeks to do with Internet radio royalty fees going up for stations on the Internet.

>> This being one of them <<

Some station owners are paying as little as $23.50 a month to licence their streams at the moment and it’s those broadcasters who are going to be affected by any rise in royalty payments.

Under the WSA which expires this year the SoundExchange portion of royalties would be around $60-$90 a month.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:32 PM 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

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: June 1st, 2017
at 10:37 AM 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: October 18th, 2017
at 11:53 AM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Terrestrial Licence.

Have you ever read through the EULA (End user licence agreement) when it comes to SAM Broadcaster?

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(Most people haven’t)

We can’t help but notice how Spacial make it difficult to use their software. You’d be pretty amazed at the restrictions Spacial Audio do actually place on the their software.

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Last updated on: May 26th, 2017
at 12:47 PM Europe/London

Shoutcast Ad Supported Streams

Just read an article on Broadcasting World.

Radionomy have now launched Shoutcast Ad supported streams.

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Which means an advert will play over your stream 2 times per hour if you are signed up to their SHOUTcast Streaming Service.

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Last updated on: October 18th, 2017
at 12:56 PM Europe/London

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