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Audiobus is the app that makes the rest of your setup better.
OT - the death of small internet radio broadcasters is imminent
I have been a Live365 radio broadcaster now for over 10 years, supporting and giving airplay to many indie and niche artists (close to 4,000 unique artists on my station alone last time i counted), most of whom would never be heard on radio stations otherwise. I just received this email from Live365:
Dear Live365 Broadcaster, For 17 years, Live365 has offered small webcasters the opportunity to stream music and talk programming, providing an alternative distribution channel for diverse, quality content on the Internet in a legally responsible way. Recently, the Copyright Royalty Board, the governing entity for establishing the sound recording royalty rates that are paid to copyright holders, has published the new rates for 2016-20. The previous provisions for small webcasters to opt for a percentage of revenue model were not renewed. The current provisions end at the end of 2015. The absence of this license will make legally streaming copyrighted musical content prohibitively expensive for many small to mid-sized Internet broadcasters. Live365 relies on this license for many of their broadcast partners and, as such, has hard decisions to make regarding their future in the streaming industry.
"The true value of Live365 lies in it's diversity of content - it's a sanctuary where you can hear music and other content that it so unlike the template broadcasting that is heard on most terrestrial radio. These stations are the hard work of real human beings who use Live365 to share their vision with the world. It's a home for musical discovery because many of these stations play emerging artists that terrestrial stations are reluctant to take a chance on. It would be a great loss for this to all go away."
The implications of the ruling by the CRB is far reaching (Farther than just the Live365 contract) and I doubt any other viable options that afford blanket royalty coverage at a reasonable cost will be available for small broadcasters here in the U.S. This means that many small bands and artists are going to lose the venue for their work. Corporate radio is going to take over the internet, and your choices will be far more limited than what is currently available.