How to License Music for Streaming
29 Mar 2021
Want to stream music online? Be prepared to deal with a labyrinth of licensing regulations. Here's an overview of music licensing for streaming, and scenarios to help you figure out what you need to do.
Sky: "It's All Digital Now"
10 Sep 2020
It's time to get beyond the notion that it's pay TV vs OTT, argued executives from Sky, ViacomCBS, YouTube, and Roku at a "virtual IBC" event hosted by Bitmovin
Quarantine Covers: Making Music During Lockdown
22 Apr 2020
Filmmaker and musician Bill Grant describes how he and former bandmates and friends are collaborating across social distance to create mosaic music videos he calls "Quarantine Covers."
Will Ferrell, Shonda Rhimes, Questlove Creating Podcasting Slates
16 Oct 2019
Entertainment celebrities are no longer content to create their own personal podcasts. The power play now is creating an entire slate of new productions.
Phish: 4 Nights in 4K
22 Mar 2019
The relentlessly creative and adventurous band took the leap to 4K for its Halloween run in Las Vegas last year.
Roku Wireless Speakers Review: This Pair Sounds Like a Success
10 Dec 2018
The leading set-top box maker has released its first hardware accessory, and it's a must for anyone who's struggled to understand dialogue in a TV show.
25 Years of Internet Radio, Part 2
22 Oct 2018
Back when online video was the size of a postage stamp, audio companies were changing the way the world heard radio. Here are reminiscences from RealNetworks and other pioneers.
25 Years of Internet Radio: Part 1
06 Sep 2018
Can you believe it's been a quarter of a century since the first internet radio broadcast? In this first installment of a two-part series, we talk to some of the trailblazers who started a revolution.
Is Streaming the Savior of the Music Industry?
06 Sep 2018
Spotify, Apple Music, and hundreds of smaller music streaming services are fueling growth in music industry revenue, despite high licensing costs demanded by major labels Universal, Sony, and Warner.
Streaming Media West Call for Speakers Deadline Extended
29 Jun 2018
Didn't get your speaking submission in by the original deadline? Don't fret—you've got until July 6 to submit proposals to speak at Streaming Media West, including the Video Engineering Summit, the OTT Leadership Summit, the Sports Streaming Summit, and of course the Live Streaming Summit.
Come Together: Streaming in Professional Music Production
14 Jun 2018
Services like Spotify get all the headlines, but there's a not-so-quiet revolution in music production, and low-latency streaming is driving it.
DIY: Live Audio Streaming Using Icecast with FFmpeg
15 Jun 2018
Building on previous DIY articles, this installment will walk you through capturing audio, encoding and packaging with FFmpeg, then playing out through the Icecast server you set up in the last article
Survey: Internet Radio
15 Jun 2018
We're putting together a deep dive into the past, present, and future of internet radio, and we need your help. Take our internet radio survey and enter a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.
DIY: Icecast Internet Radio Server
21 May 2018
In the latest installment of our do-it-yourself series, we'll look at how to set up an Icecast server on an AWS cloud instance.
DIY: Rudimentary Audio Streaming
04 Apr 2018
For the second installment in our do-it-yourself series, we look at how to set up a very basic audio stream between two computers on the same LAN. While the coding is simple, the concepts underneath are crucial to an understanding of how streaming works.
Podcasters Woo the Media at Third IAB Podcast Upfront in NYC
07 Sep 2017
With revenues soaring to $220 million this year and popular series becoming mainstream sensations, times have never been better for podcasters.
MP3: The End of the Beginning, or a New Dawn?
28 Aug 2017
MP3 may be the VHS to other audio formats' better-quality Betamax, but it's here to stay, especially now that the format is royalty-free.
CES '16: YouTube's 4 Reasons Why Online Video Will Win the Decade
07 Jan 2016
The leading online video network is investing in new technologies, and knows that the future belongs to mobile viewing and virtual reality.
25 Nov 2015
Many streams make light work as our Streams of Thought columnist shares his gratitude this Thanksgiving.
Pandora: Capacity Has Grown 50x in Eight Years
11 May 2015
Pandora CIO Steve Ginsberg shared some of Pandora's network and delivery secrets at the Content Delivery Summit in New York