Second Shifters hasn't broadcast for a few years, but we just got this email sadly:
Hello Current and Former StreamLicensing Webcasters,
As you may have heard, StreamLicensing.com has shut down as of June 14, 2019 claiming their business was unsupportable due to problems with the business model. This includes their licensing, players, and all other services.
Due to "the legislative changes in music royalties, the business model became unsustainable [for StreamLicensing] and therefore expensive to defend against the Music Pro's," StreamLicensing states on their website.
StreamLicensing asks that all inquiries be sent via email to StreamLicensing@Yahoo.com
, including questions about your account, refunds, and any other outstanding matters.
Moving forward, StreamLicensing is now directing all webcasters that need to acquire licensing and get back on the air to Live365. We are offering an exclusive special for StreamLicensing clients of 50% off their first month of Live365 Broadcaster services.
To take advantage of this offer, enter the coupon code "SLClosing" on the Live365 pricing page: https://live365.com/broadcaster/pricing/
We understand that this is shocking for many webcasters and poses a lot of challenges. With that said, here at Live365, we have a dedicated team of Product Consultants ready to help webcasters switch their stations over to the Live365 licensing services. Our contact information is as follows:
Schedule a Call
In addition to Licensing Services, Live365 provides:
A Full Station Management Platform with a Suite of Broadcasting Tools
Access to a Large Distribution Network including Alexa and Mobile App listings
Monetization Options for Stations
And much more!
For more information about the closure, see the StreamLicensing home page.
As stated, we understand how difficult this will be for many webcasters, so we will be right along with you to make this as smooth a transition as possible. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Sales@Live365.com
We hope to hear from you soon.
The Live365 Team
For any broadcasters still streaming, are there any options left for licensing in the U.S., aside from Live365 (which really doesn't seem very affordable, especially if you don't want their ads inserted over your stream)?