Advertisements can help to offset the pricing for your Live365 broadcaster subscription. Depending on how many ads are heard by your listeners, counted as impressions, you can be paid a portion of the advertising revenue as a credit to your Live365 account. More information on the Advertising Revenue Share Program can be found here.
You have the option to go Ad-free and opt out of the the Advertising Revenue Share Program, however, the price of your Live365 broadcaster subscription will increase. If you have not opted out, per the conditions outlined in the Advertising Revenue Share Program, you're required to play 4 minutes of advertising per hour. In other words, 56 mins of music to 4 mins of ads. As a broadcaster, you have the ability to regulate the frequency of ads to music by following these ratios:
|28 mins Music & 2 min ads OR||14 mins Music & 1 min ads OR||7 mins Music & 30 sec ads|
If you are not using AutoDJ, you will need to manually insert the ads into your curated playlists. You can find instructions on how to build playlists and insert the appropriate number of ads here.
To set the frequency of advertisements in the AutoDJ:
First, make sure you are editing the station where you want to make these changes. Highlight and click the station name to select it. If you are unfamiliar with how to navigate this part of Live365, please see this help article which describes dashboard navigation.
Once you have selected the appropriate station, you will be taken to that stations main menu page. From this page, you will be able to navigate and make changes and adjustments to your station.
Step 1) From the Station Menu, click on the "Sources" button, then select "AutoDJ."
Step 2) From the right "AutoDJ Settings" screen, select "Advertisements."
Step 3) If you are currently on a With Ads package, the green "Play Audio Ads" box will be checked. Optionally, you can click "Upgrade your plan to disable ads" at anytime and switch to an Ad-Free package option. You can read more about Ad-Free options here.
Step 4) Click the "Preferred Ad Break Duration" drop-down menu to make a selection.
Step 5) Select which ad break duration that you prefer.
Step 6) When you have chosen the ad break duration, click the "Save Settings" button to record the change.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding advertisements, please contact us here.