Live365 Overview

How much does this cost?
Here are the costs of our Live365 Broadcaster packages. Each package is billed monthly and comes with a different amount of TLH and library storage. Li...
Which Broadcasting package is right for me?
One of the most frequent questions we get is about finding the right package for new broadcasters or stations just starting out. These guidelines should hel...
System requirements for broadcasters
In order to have the best experience as a broadcaster, the Live365 software has certain minimum hardware and software requirements. You'll want to make...
How do I acquire content for my station?
This article covers where to get music files and content to upload to your Live365 library.  You can use any audio material that you own, either physica...
Can I play independent music on my station?
Our music licensing class does not enable us to cover artists who are truly independent.  What does "truly independent" mean? This means that ...
How many tracks can I upload to my library?
Assuming an average song length of 4 minutes and a bitrate of 128 kbps, 50 GB of tracks will hold approximately 12,500 songs. 50 GB of storage is the amount...
Live365 Server Status
Stay informed of planned maintenance windows, server issues, or data center outages. Despite our best efforts, network and internet outages can occur for a ...
What happened to my pre-2016 Live365 account?
In January 2016, the original Live365 filed for bankruptcy due to some changes in music royalties with the end of the Webcasters Settlement Act of 2009. Alt...
I'm based overseas, can I use Live365 for my online station?
Yes, you can still use Live365 Broadcaster to run your station. If you are not seeking United States, Canadian, and United Kingdom royalty coverage, and ...
Are free trials available outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom?
Currently, because of the music licensing that we provide, free trial stations are "only" available for residents of the United States, Canada, an...
What server types does Live365 use?
There are several audio streaming protocols that are used for encoding and streaming your live playlists to the internet. Live365 uses the Icecast2 protocol...
What type of media files can I play?
Live365 Broadcaster (our web-based platform) is currently compatible with the streaming of either .MP3 and .M4A files. These are the only file types that yo...
Technical Specifications for LiveDJ Broadcasting
New and existing customers often ask what technical requirements are needed to go live or to use an automation/playout program in LiveDJ mode. Here, we will...
Will listening to my own station count against my TLH?
This is a common question from our broadcasters. Yes, listening to one's station does count towards your monthly Total Listening Hours (TLH).  Not...
Silent stations are being de-listed from the Live365 directory
The Live365 Directory and mobile app are key features that our customers get with their monthly subscription to Live365. Each Live365 subscription includes ...