Absolutely! We want you to be able to run a successful station, and we know that sponsorships, donations, and advertising can be a large part of that success.
All broadcasters can mention sponsors on their stream as they see fit.
If you are a U.S.-based broadcaster, you can also include commercially produced ads on your stream. If you are a broadcaster from the United Kingdom or Canada, running advertisements outside of Live365's inserted ads is currently prohibited. In order to run your own ads, you would need to be directly licensed with your country's appropriate organizations, broadcasting non-copyrighted content, own the copyright, or have the copyright holders' permissions.
However, all Live365 broadcasters, including U.K. and Canada-based broadcasters, can run sponsorship messages on their stations. This is the case even if you opt out of the ad revenue share program. See the example below for what is and is not acceptable in a sponsorship message.
"This show is sponsored by the XYZ Widget Company at 123 Main Street, who have the best widgets in town" would be acceptable. However, "This show is sponsored by the XYZ Widget Company at 123 Main Street, mention us and you'll get 20% off your next widget," would not.
NOTE: Our team is looking at options to allow for U.K. and Canada-based broadcasters to run commercially produced ads. We will publicly announce any changes that are made in the future, and we thank you for your patience in the meantime.
If you have any questions or need further clarification, please inquire directly with the Solutions team via a support ticket. Solutions can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or at this link.