Audio Links: Internet audio directories, broadcasters, and technology Broadcasters - Streaming - Portals - Internet Audio Information Sources

Major Internet sites providing audio content; see also the directories for guides to content from various sources
  • Live365: World's Largest Internet Radio Network; streaming audio network; members create their own stations; also some professional broadcasters use these streams to deliver content; wide range of content--over 7,000 broadcasters in over 250 genres from over 150 countries; ad-supported, but VIP membership available and some VIP-only stations; free membership required for extended listening; royalties for the music played are paid to artists and music publishers through royalty collection groups such as ASCAP and BMI
  • Pandora: streaming audio; wide range of content; user-generated stations; free membership (ad-supported) allows you to customize your stations (to some degree) and listen for up to 40 hours per month; customization uses the patented Music Genome Project to analyze attributes of music in order to play related songs based on user choices
  • Google Play: streaming audio
  • iheartradio: on-demand content aggregated from various sources; sources include radio stations and other media
  • Shoutcast: free Internet audio streams; these streams use SHOUTcast streaming media software for Internet streaming; this directory lists over 44,000 SHOUTcast stations world wide; genres ranging from alternative to talk; options to use different client software; very easy-to-use interface
  • Slacker: custom music, news, sports, and comedy; free content as well as subscriptions available
  • WRN: international radio networks and stations; live streams and podcasts; registration required to listen to some content
  • Loudcity: portal site for webcasters; many independent broadcasters providing music and streaming audio of all kinds; you can sign up to be a broadcaster; LoudCity holds webcastng licenses from ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange; LoudCity is a member of DiMA
  • AOL Radio: free Internet radio stations (US users only); a wide range of genres; ad-supported
  • Radio.com: CBS Interactive Music Group content; streaming music, news, and sports
  • Radiotunes: Internet audio streams; wide range of genres; free listening (ad-supported); premium membership available for commercial-free listening
  • Soma.fm: niche audio channels; editorially-manged channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio; webcast from San Francisco, California; music hand-picked by SomaFM's DJs and music directors
  • Last.fm: streaming music based on recommendation system (requires free login); start your profile with the names of your favorite artists; ad-supported, sales-supported
  • Soundclick: streaming music in a variety of categories; free music community featuring signed and unsigned bands; browse by music stations or charts; you can login to create your own stations
  • blip.fm: user-created stream of music tracks; free login required; like twitter, but for music--you sign up for a profile, become a dj, and then you can "blip" or add a song to the stream of "all djs"; you can follow your favorite djs or find other djs; you can just listen to the songs that are blipped to the stream
  • TuneIn: streaming and podcasts; sports, news, music, talk; access to over 100,000 real radio stations and more than four million podcasts streaming from every continent
  • Yahoo: Launchcast; music stations in a variety of genres (hits, alt.rock, country, hip-hop, etc); can also tune the music player page to a variety of terrestrial radio stations
  • MTV Music: streaming music; choose from a range of music styles (pop hits, urban hits, slow jams, alt hits, emo hits, etc.)
  • Grooveshark: music streams; choose from specific tracks or Grooveshark radio (alt, blues, bluegrass, classic rock, etc); extremely confusing interface using frames
  • Deezer: free listening to many styles of music; a variety of radio streams, playlists; premium subscriptions available
  • AccuBroadway: Broadway musicals; channels show different decades to choose from
  • thesixtyone: streaming music page-by-page; just open up the site and try to figure it out!
  • iSound: create your own stream; enter an artist name, and then listen to the created stream; login to be able to customize and save your preferences
  • Musicovery: create your own stream/mood; enter an artist name or mood, decade, and genre and go from there; very innovative!
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