This article covers where you can obtain music files/content to upload to your Live365 library.
Live365 does not supply any media except for the advertising. You can use any audio material that you own, either physically or digitally. You must have purchased a copy of the audio material that you intend to use. You cannot use bootleg copies, (per the DMCA agreements.) There must only be one song within each track you upload, in order to ensure correct metadata.
The files you upload must be in an MP3 or M4A format. For example, you can create MP3 copies of CDs or vinyl records you own by using programs such as iTunes or File Explorer. You can also use MP3s that you’ve purchased off of digital marketplaces such as Bandcamp, SoundCloud, Amazon, etc. You can read more file formats and how to convert audio files to MP3 formats in these articles:
- What audio formats does Live365 support?
- Some of my MP3 files have different bitrates. Will they sound louder/softer?
You can also use audio recordings that you’ve created yourself, whether they are music or just talking. There are endless possibilities of content that you can create, but all tracks must be in MP3 or M4A formats if you intend to use them with Live365.
If you want to use music from independent artists that are not covered by Performance Rights Organizations or Sound Exchange, you will need to obtain written permission from the artists directly. These MP3 files will also need to have accurate metadata inserted so that the Artist Name and Song Title are displayed. You cannot use music from digital streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, YouTube or Apple Music due to their terms of service. Since you do not own these files, there is no way to upload them.
Please ensure that all of your uploaded tracks have accurate metadata. You can read about how to do that here.