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Nov 2 15 9:18 PM

So are we still adding to the playlist here? I sent one in about a month ago, and have another almost ready to go.

Is this still "a thing"?

 "Real People, Real Performances."

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compasspnt

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Jan 14 16 7:24 PM

BAD NEWS FOR PRW RADIO



Well, we reap what we sow, and perhaps we cannot totally complain…

Because in part of our efforts to get artists paid for radio play, and for streaming services such as Spot*fy and P*ndor* to pay proper royalties to all of us, the results have also filtered down to Internet Radio, and that includes PRW Radio itself.

We ONLY want to have a fully legal station, and our provider, Live365, has decided that they are very unlikely now to be able to continue providing such legal services.

So unless a miracle investor rides in on a white horse with millions of free dollars for L365, they will shut down all stations at the end of January.

We had fun for the short time we lasted, but we cannot be hypocritical and have some "sneaky streaming" going on somewhere…so looks like we are done.

If anything positive comes up, we will of course jump on it, and let everyone know.

Thanks to all who have participated!


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Jan 14 16 7:30 PM


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.

Two weeks ago, Live365 faced an additional blow, losing the support of its investors who have helped the company with its mission for over a decade. The company was forced to significantly reduce staff and is now actively looking for partners to help continue the service into 2016. 

At this time, Live365 is planning to keep their stations active while getting the word out about this investment opportunity. With nearly two decades of Internet streaming experience and thousands of paying customers, this could be an ideal situation for a company looking to diversify into streaming audio.
 
CEO N. Mark Lam has begun initial discussions with possible business partners as the company looks to new options in the new year. 

Dean Kattari, Director of Broadcasting for Live365:

"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."

We thank you for being part of the Live365 family and hope for the best in 2016. 

Rock on,

The Last of the Live365ers

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Jan 15 16 8:03 AM

Such a great idea too. Thanks for everything, Terry. At least now I can say I got some "air play" in my lifetime! :-)

 "Real People, Real Performances."

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Jan 15 16 7:56 PM

Terry

thanks so much for doing this for us! it was alot of fun and i heard alot of great music i wouldnt have otherwise heard

i appreciate the work it took and fun it was! maybe again someday!

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dr funk

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Jan 17 16 2:43 PM

Thanks for all the hard work putting it together, Terry. What a shame to see it go.

Maybe there is a knight in shining armour out there somewhere!

Frank

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silvertone

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Jan 25 16 10:25 AM

Wow, just caught this... Bummer.

Sad for 365 Radio, 17 years is a great run. Hopefully someone will step in to help.

Thank you Terry for all the effort you put into getting our music out there on Internet radio. It was great for the short time it lasted. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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Jan 30 16 4:10 PM

Thank you Terry and all who contributed. I really enjoyed listening in and appreciating the wonderful rainbow of talent that I probably would never had heard were it not for this. Sad it's over.

Richard

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