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Independent Internet Radio Still Imperiled

Internet radio expert Kurt Hanson declared January 31 to be Sunday Bloody Sunday for the medium. Most significantly, that was the day that Live365 turned off 5000-some internet radio streams it hosted for broadcasters large and small. The shutdown comes after several other internet stations announced their closure, and countless more quietly went away. The […]

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Live365 to Broadcasters: We’re Shutting Down Jan. 31

Live365 is one of the oldest streaming radio service providers, having provided online broadcast tools to countless webcasters, small and large, since July 1999. Early on the service made it comparatively easy for just about anyone to start her own internet radio station, and remained a popular option. It’s sad to learn, then, that Live365 […]

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Live365 and the importance of the revenue percentage option

Live365 has sounded the alarm regarding the Copyright Royalty Board’s latest proposed copyright royalty rate schedule. Layoffs and worse are in the offering. The CRB’s latest tithes: (1) Commercial Webcasters: $0.0022 per performance for subscription services and $0.0017 per performance for nonsubscription services. (2) Noncommercial Webcasters: $500 per year for each channel or station and […]

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Gigabit Nation

Broadband talk radio up and talking

One of my favorite talkers about Internet related matters now has his own talk radio show. Community broadband advocate Craig Settles is calling it Gigabit Nation, and you can expect it to talk up the virtues of various kinds of municipal and public broadband networks on a regular basis. The online program is sponsored by […]

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What the Comcast - Level 3 conflict means for radio

What the Comcast – Level 3 conflict means for radio

In a textbook example of the abusive power of a near-monopoly, the ‘net was set ablaze yesterday upon the news that major internet backbone provider and content distribution network (CDN) company Level 3 called out cable-modem internet service provide Comcast for demanding additional fees for delivering video and other content to Comcast customers. Comcast’s demands […]

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