Shoutcast Injecting Pre Roll Adverts

Woken up the news that Shoutcast/Radionomy were injecting pre roll adverts into peoples streams.

**Update: DJEgg posted this on the forums**

“We were testing the insertion of pre-rolls for one particular CDN (hosting provider) who’d requested it.
Unfortunately, in the process, pre-rolls for all registered DNAS stations was activated by mistake. We’ve now disabled it.
Thanks everyone for letting us know. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Monetization for DNAS is indeed opt-in, not opt-out”

 
This was happening to online radio station owners who are using the latest build of the Shoutcast DNAS.

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Facilitating Diy ‘Pirate’ Internet Radio Stations?

Radionomy to be sued?

A news article popped up on Torrent Freak about a group of prominent U.S. record labels who have filed a lawsuit against the DIY online radio platform Radionomy for:

“Promoting and facilitating mass copyright infringement by hosting ‘pirate’ radio stations”

 

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:12 PM Europe/London

Want To Run Multiple Radio Stations? (2 Copies Of Radiodj)

Running an online radio station can be a fun thing to do.

However running one station isn’t enough for some people.

We know of someone running multiple Radionomy streams using RadioDJ free radio automation software.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:13 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

Shoutcast Ad Supported Streams

Just read an article on Broadcasting World.

Radionomy have now launched Shoutcast Ad supported streams.

Which means an advert will play over your stream 2 times per hour.

This is if you are signed up totheir SHOUTcast Streaming Service.

I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not?

I just wonder how many listeners this is going to put off listening to a stream though Shoutcast?

I doubt this will do much for a lot of users other than annoy the people wanting to listen to music.

I feel that if people wanted adverts on a radio station then they would be listening to a station on the FM Dial or DAB not online!

One huge question remains:

Now Radionomy are sticking adverts into peoples streams does that mean Radionomy are paying for the royalties for that stations stream as well?

If the answer to that is yes then it would be a good idea.

If not then it’s a NO from me.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:26 PM Europe/London

Cloud Hosting Is It Worth It?

I’ve recently noticed a rise in companies like Spacial Audio, RadioJar and Radionomy offering packages that enable you to run a radio station in the cloud. The question is are they are actually worth paying out for?

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I personally think not. Most of the packages I see advertised by the representatives of these companies are very poor value for money. You can rent your own VPS with far more storage space for a fraction of the price they charge.

I know I like to be in full control when I’m streaming my music on a radio station. I want the program at my fingertips, Not away from my PC on a virtual cloud server.

It’s just what the world of Radio does NOT need. Another load of automated stations streaming from a cloud server with no on air talent. You have enough of them already listed on Shoutcast/Icecast.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 23:33 PM Europe/London

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