FA News – December 27th, 2016

Flashback Alternatives now on Stream Licensing

I am happy to announce that Flashback Alternatives has rejoined StreamLicening for its licensing and royalty needs.

The Flashback Alternatives website has been updated to point our listen links to the launch page on the StreamLicensing domain, which is a requirement.  You can either use the StreamLicensing player to tune in, or your player of choice.  Our iTunes and Shoutcast listings have also been updated to point to the new streams.

As of tomorrow, all SonixCast streams will be turned off, and we will be fully independent.  SonixCast is still a work in progress and was not meeting my expectations as our main provider for stream services.  Moving back to StreamLicensing is a significant expense, so listener support is greatly appreciated (but not necessary).

Look for more changes to FA in the coming days (including the move of FA’s broadcast server back to FA HQ).  Also on tap, tons of new music and a new website.

We are also working on getting FA relisted on TuneIn under the Flashback Alternatives name.  Stay Tuned!

Flashback Alternatives New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Just a reminder to tune in to the Flashback Alternatives New Year’s Eve Dance Party starting at 8pm (ET) on Saturday, December 31st.  All shows will repeat the following day.

As always, thanks for listening to Flashback Alternatives!




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FA News – December 18, 2016

Hello FA listeners.  Been a bit since the last FA News post – my apologizes.

Here is what’s new:

Flashback Alternatives removed from Tune In

About two weeks ago I received notice from Tune In that Sony requested Flashback Alternatives be de-listed from Tune In for copyright violation.  The reason was that Tune In still had us listed as a US based station and was probably caught up in a licensing take down BOT.  Back in August you may recall we became part of the SonixCast network.  As we are part of the Sonixcast network we are licensed in Canada through SOCAN.  Flashback Alternative broadcasts through Sonixcast‘s servers in Canada.  We are 100% fully licensed and in compliance.

While there was an opportunity to contest the take down notice, I was informed it would be costly and not worth it, so I had Flashback Alternatives removed completely from Tune In.  I am working on options to have a presence on TuneIn, so stay tuned.  Until then, we are still listed on many services including iTunes and Shoutcast.  You can, of course, also tune in via the FA Website.  For those looking for a mobile app, any app that either supports the Shoutcast directory or where you can manually add a stream will work.  If you need assistance, please reach out to me in chat on the FA Website or via e-mail.

Flashback Alternatives New Years’s Eve Dance Party

Get ready for the Flashback Alternatives New Year’s Dance Party starting at 8pm (ET) on December 31st.  This year’s line up is as follows:

DJ Oldman – 8pm
DJ George in DC – 9pm
DJ Kenny – 10pm
DJ Ed – 11pm
DJ Formadeyde – 12 Midnight
DJ Scarebear Dan – 1 am
DJ Limeygit – 2am

We are always looking for additional shows, so if you are interested, please let me know ASAP.  I can fit in another two shows.  If you are interested in doing a regular show (either weekly or monthly) we have some time slots available.  Feel free to contact me in chat on the FA Website or via e-mail.

As always,thanks for listening to Flashback Alternatives!


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