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Streaming started with internet radio, and with the rise of streaming services, streaming radio stations, and podcasts, it remains every bit as popular as streaming video. Check here for the latest in streaming music and radio trends, news, and insights.

Will Ferrell, Shonda Rhimes, Questlove Creating Podcasting Slates

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

The leading online video network is investing in new technologies, and knows that the future belongs to mobile viewing and virtual reality.

Streaming Thankfulness

Many streams make light work as our Streams of Thought columnist shares his gratitude this Thanksgiving.

Pandora: Capacity Has Grown 50x in Eight Years

Pandora CIO Steve Ginsberg shared some of Pandora's network and delivery secrets at the Content Delivery Summit in New York

CES Report: Fraunhofer Hears Good News in MPEG DASH Spec

At its CES booth, Fraunhofer is giving an audio tour to what people can expect from the upcoming MPEG DASH specification.

Apple iOS 6 Gains True Music Streaming

Music playback in iTunes Match no longer requires downloading, but will work a little more like Pandora, Rhapsody, and Spotify.

SXSW Report: Rdio Unveils New Look, Puts Emphasis on Sharing

Streaming music service adds helpful features, such as the ability to add albums to playlists and create private playlists.