Live365 *is* shutting down

Folks, I’m sorry to say that Live365 is shutting down after January 31. The message to broadcasters is at the bottom of this post.

I am converting the music I play to a new streaming service and arranging for royalty payments, so you won’t miss a jig, reel, or song by transitioning with me to my new webcasting site. I’ll place the Play button right here on jeansrambles.com near the end of the month.

Life is change.

 

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.