Live365 makes licensing deal with entire Global Music Rights catalog for non-interactive streaming

From NAB Show: Live365, the webcasting platform within SoundStack, announces a deal with performance rights management company Global Music Rights, enabling webcasters to stream GMR music in a royalty-included plan. This means the webcasters are not liable for royalty payments to GMR-represented creators. GMR reps 142 songwriters in a catalog of 81,000 works which includes over 100 Billboard Hot 100 number-one songs. Click for more details. Continue Reading


“We were not surprised.” Jon Stephenson, head of Live365, on the new CRB royalty rates

In a continuing follow-up to Friday’s CRB (Copyright Royalty Board) ruling on non-interactive music streaming royalty rates (called Web V), we spoke to Jon Stephenson, CEO of Media Creek, the parent company of webcasting platform Live365. Good planning and a big platform are easing the transition into a new royalty-rate period. Continue Reading

Live365 reaches distribution agreement with iHeartRadio, placing internet radio stations

Internet radio station provider and listening platform Live365 has announced that some of its stations will be carried on iHeartRadio starting this week. Six stations to start, and more added from Live365’s 3,000-plus webcasters. Live365 promises more distribution expansions to come. Click for history of this venerable venture. Continue Reading


Live365 set to return: Big news for small webcasters

Live365, the internet radio host which catastrophically unplugged its service in January, has resurfaced and is planning to re-open. The re-emergence of a mainstay resource for internet radio stations will come as a shock of good news to small webcasters which have struggled to survive since January, or which have not survived. But the news is full of yet-unanswered questions. Continue Reading