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I’ve been searching for a good way to host my own internet radio station for a long time. I ran across all kinds of sites claiming they could host it for me, but each of them had huge limitations. The biggest limitation was that I would have to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for music rights. Then I ran across a platform that seemed promising.
What’s it called?
At first, this platform seemed perfect! The more I researched it, however, I realized that the only way for my audience to listen to my station was to go to the Live365 website and use the company’s music players. This was definitely not ideal for me, because I wanted people to be able to stream my station in places such as Second Life, Inworldz, and Digiworldz. After a bit more research, I found out why I believe Live365 is limited. It’s because they are located inside the United States, in which there are very strict guidelines. Therefore, I know Live365 is doing their best, but I moved on.
I found the perfect place to host an Internet Radio Station!
Radionomy is located in Belgium. They are legit, and they give you all the music rights you need. Likewise, they supply you with your own website, and allow you to stream.
I don’t think I could have found a more perfect scenario.
There are only a couple of drawbacks to this platform:
1) They only allow you to play local ads. This is because they have sponsors in which they do not want any direct competition.
2) You must work to get listeners for your station. In the first 3 months, you must have at least 12 listening hours per week. Afterwards, between 3-9 months, you must build the listening hours to 130. After that, it must be above 130 hours per week. So far, this is not a problem for me. I am two months in and have 36 listening hours per week. I’m not sure how it’s going to go for the 130 hours, but I will have to do some playing around to get it I’m sure.
So I hope this article helps anyone hoping to start their own internet radio station. Feel free to comment if you have questions, or if you have other suggestions.