Author Topic: Live365 going away? Alternative????  (Read 1747 times)


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Live365 going away? Alternative????
« on: January 16, 2016, 03:01:41 pm »
Well, after the BIG announcement from Blubrry about the new relationship with Live365, I promptly signed up for (and paid for) their streaming service tailored specifically for podcasts.  This was what we had been hoping for for many years.  Last night we received the following:

"Dear Live365 Broadcasters,

You should have already received our notification and link to the press release regarding two issues that have affected Live365 in the last few weeks.

1.   The CRB ruling handed down in December, 2015 did NOT renew or address the expiration of the small webcaster percentage of revenue plans. At this time there is no small webcaster options except for full CRB rates.

2.   Live365's long time investors have stopped funding us.  As a result, we are no longer able to sustain our service.

 We are sad that we are closing our doors at the end of this month. There are always possibilities that we can come back in one form or another, but at this point in time, January 31, 2016 is the last day that Live365's streaming servers and website will be maintained and supported.

This is a surprise to us as it is to all of you.   We are proud that Live365 was a pioneer in the streaming music business and have provided a platform to hundreds of thousands of broadcasters to have a voice over the years.   

Unfortunately, we have to say good bye."

Not mad by any stretch at Blubrry, but REALLY hoping for an alternative.  Any suggestions? 

Shawn Thorpe

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Re: Live365 going away? Alternative????
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 03:42:38 pm »
The e-mail you've quoted above suggested SoundExchange or Streamguys. Live365 was unique in how it operated, and we don't know of any alternatives that are exactly like it.