Internet Radio News

Welcome to this section of our web site which is dedicated to internet radio news, reviews, interviews and commentary. The topics we will cover here will include internet radio of course but also audio formats and technology, streaming services, the music industry and new media platforms such as those offered by Apple and Google. From humble beginnings of pure technology spawned in the early days of the internet. This field has now grown into a varied and competitive landscape of technology giants, businesses and broadcasters big and small. A place where innovation moves at breakneck speed and the sums invested grow larger every day. Welcome to the era of internet radio and new media streaming services!

Big Machine Label Group is Now Streaming It’s Own Media

Big Machine Label Group announced the launch of their streaming media platform Big Machine TV this week. Artists which are set to feature and have their own individual channels include Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett. “We found ourselves asking, ‘is there a… Read more »

UK Music Industry Revenues Jump to 5 Year High

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) association have published data showing UK music industry revenues grew 5.1% overall in 2016. London, 13th April 2017 – UK record company trade income1 – the combined revenues generated through streaming, sales of music across physical and download formats, performance rights, and ‘sync’ music licenced for use… Read more »

SoundCloud Subscription Services Kick Off in the Netherlands

Soundcloud recently kicked off the launch of both their subcription services, SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+, in the Netherlands. SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+ arrive in the Netherlands Today, we flipped the switch bringing music fans in the Netherlands more ways to enjoy SoundCloud with the launch of our consumer subscription… Read more »

Radionomy: Urgent Warning Upgrade NOW!

Radionomy may have yet to act on last year’s threat of de-listing SHOUTcast DNAS version 1.x broadcasters from their YP2 directory following stark warnings. However they recently sent another rather stern upgrade notice aimed at members of their revenue generation program, encouraging them to upgrade as well. URGENT: Upgrade DNAS… Read more »

Study Shows Streaming Media Most Common Use of Virtual Assistants

Research firm Morning Consult have published the details of new a study entitled ‘For All Their High Tech, Millennials Use Virtual Assistants for Simple Tasks’ which they conducted recently on the primary uses of virtual assistants by a sample group of end users devices ranging from Google Home, Google Assistant (the smartphone virtual… Read more »

Radionomy have released SHOUTcast DNAS version 2.5.1 (Build 724)

Radionomy have released an update to their internet radio streaming software.  This new version comes 4 months after the release of SHOUTcast DNAS version 2.5.1 (Build 723) and is made up of a small number of bug fixes and slight changes. This new version is available for download here: http://www.shoutcast.com/BroadcastNow… Read more »

Centova Cast version 3.2.9 has been released

Centova Technologies released the latest monthly update to their internet radio streaming software stack Centova Cast not long ago. This release includes security fixes for PHP, OpenSSL, zlib, and libpng, an update to the latest available release of Pure-FTPd and feature enhancements over any substantially new functionality. Centova Cast version 3.2.9… Read more »

One of SoundCloud’s First Employees Has Now Left the Building

One of SoundCloud’s original crop of employees has now left the troubled social music media platform which has transitioned towards an increasingly aggressive revenue generation model in recent years. A Business Insider report following his departure went as follows… Noël started as community manager and evangelist at SoundCloud in July… Read more »

SHOUTcast are offering free HTML5 radio player pages to broadcasters now

ShoutCast recently started offering a free HTML5 radio player to broadcasters in an effort to make it even easier for them to make their streams accessible to listeners using web browers. The offer is available to so called Revenue Partners and all other broadcasters. The announcement goes as follows… Free… Read more »

Centova Cast version 3.2.8 has been released

Last December Centova Technologies released the latest update to their ubiquitous internet radio streaming software stack Centova Cast. This release includes as yet unspecified security updates for PHP and OpenSSL, an update of the ‘Let’s Encrypt’ client and Liquid Soap installer URLs, as well as some lesser bug fixes. However… Read more »

Radionomy have released ShoutCast DNAS version 2.5.1 (Build 723)

Radionomy have released an update to their internet radio streaming software package ShoutCast.  This new version comes 1 1/2 years after version 2.4.7 (Build 256) was made available on 31st March 2015 and seems to focus on the monetization of stations using the D.N.A.S+. Notable elements of this release include… Read more »

Radionomy warns DNAS versions 1.9.8 and below will soon be delisted from their Directory

A message has appeared on Radionomy’s Shoutcast directory of internet radio stations warning that broadcasters should upgrade to the latest version of their software as soon as possible or face de-listing oblivion. Historically broadcasters have been reluctant to upgrade from the company’s D.N.A.S release family 1.x to 2.x for a… Read more »

Centova Cast version 3.2.7 has been released

Something close to a month after the release of version 3.2.6 which was not initially officially announced. Centova Technologies have now released a further update to their ubiquitous internet radio streaming software stack Centova Cast. The full detail of this release are below, however this release appears to have predominantly… Read more »

Centova Cast version 3.2.6 has been released

Centova Technologies have released an update to their ubiquitous streaming software stack Centova Cast. This version was previously unannounced because it featured “no major changes” which an informal post on the company’s forum explained as follows. “There were no “major changes” to notify you of. In fact (as noted by… Read more »

Live365 is coming back

Following the closure of 17 year old internet radio hosting service Live365 after the United States Copyright Royalty Boards (CRB) imposed a change in fee structure away from annual percentage revenues and a significant rates hike of internet music streaming royalties in December 2015. A devastating blow which signaled the… Read more »

Centova Cast version 3.2.5 has been released

Centova Technologies have released an update to their ubiquitous streaming software stack Centova Cast. The full detail of this release go as follows. Centova Cast v3.2.5 is now available. This release fixes one security issue and includes several improvements and bug fixes. The following is a complete list of changes… Read more »

Beatport’s streaming, events and video services are shutting down

Internet music store stalwards Beatport have announced the closure of their streaming service in a recent blog post entitled: An Update on Beatport Services. Today, we have an important update regarding the Beatport platform and the services we offer. When Beatport was acquired three years ago, part of the vision… Read more »

LG’s Stylus 2 the first mobile phone in the world with DAB+ radio support

LG’s Stylus 2, recently launched in Australia and the UK, is the worlds first mobile device with support for the Digital Audio Broadcasting plus (DAB+) standard. The device launched at a recommended retail price of almost 500 dollars in it’s Australian market and 219.99 pounds in the UK which subsequent… Read more »

Free music streaming comes to Optus Telecom customers.

Optus Telecom, Australia’s second largest mobile service provider, have announced the availability of a new service to their customers including un-metered streaming of the following music services: iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Guvera, Spotify and Pandora. Also available to it’s customers will be discounted music products at participating stores and concert… Read more »

iHeartRadio goes beyond 85 million users

Having only just recently hit the 80 million user mark in January of this year. iHeartRadio, the now eponious internet radio streaming service, have announced having registered 5 million more since then in a somewhat jubilant press release entitled: “iHeartRadio Breaks Another Record: 85 Million Registered Users!” Coming at you… Read more »