FA Returns To Stream Licensing
As of Friday night (5/13/16) Flashback Alternatives has moved its live stream from Radionomy to Stream Licensing. If you visit the Flashback Alternatives website you will see the new listen links. The links will open to a separate listen page on the Stream Licensing domain. Right now this is a generic page. I will be working on the custom listen page this weekend. This separate listen page is required to stay compliant with the various licencing and royalty agencies.
We are offering 192kb MP3, 128kb Mp3, and 64kb AAC+ streams. 192kb and 64kb streams have limited slots. The 128kb stream is to be considered our main stream. The custom listen links will automatically roll to the 128kb stream if the 192kb or 64kb streams are full. You have the ability to tune in via a very nice HTML5 player or you can listen with the app of your choice. Also on that tune in page is a link where you can download the Stream Licensing app for your Smart Phone (IOS or Android) that will automatically play Flashback Alternatives!
Also – No More Ads! With the move to StreamLicensing we are no longer required to air any ads (or Public Service Announcements). FA will be commercial free again! The one exception is a Pre-roll add that may play. That is required by StreamLicensing’s new ownership group.
As a result of not having to incorporate ads in the programming, all FA shows will run 1 hr straight. No more commercial breaks.
Moving back to StreamLicensing is quite honestly not cheap. Hopefully a new Small Webcasters license will become available soon that will help reduce costs, but until then we are paying the same rates as the Pandora’s of the world. Any listener support is greatly appreciated.
FA on Radionomy
We will be maintaining a presence on Radionomy – mainly because our iTunes links point there. There is a basic stream still playing there with a few hundred track playlist. We are running sweepers directing listeners back to the FA website if they want the full FA experience.
I will be working with iTunes to get our original FA listing (which is still up and pointing to the non-existent Live365 stream) switched to our StreamLicensing stream.
That’s it for now.. as always, thanks for listening to Flashback Alternatives!