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14 minutes ago, soul9 said:

hi guys, 

i want to do stream provider business but i am clueless how and where to start from , need help with it , i have land and want to utilise  it 

as this is mainly a rl thing you'll have to figure out the technical side there first..and afterwards find a way to implement the process in SL  otherwise your customers have to wait till you'r online to hand out the serverinfo.
you rent/own at serverparks? reliable connection? uptime +99% ? .. bandwith?... and where... because for many potential customers a server on Samoa won't be the best choice...

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what does stream provider business mean to you exactly ? 

are you talking about a radio station where you are broadcasting your own content ? A web service that hosts radio streams for others in SL to use on their parcels ?  Or do you want to make mesh objects that look like radios which people can touch to select from a range of radio stations ? Or do you just want to know how to change the radio stream on your land ?

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6 hours ago, bigmoe Whitfield said:

Remember this one rule.  Keep yourself legal and get a broadcasters license.   https://live365.com/broadcaster/pricing/

 

There are others too.  somebody will groan at me, but just be safe and legal and make sure you have your ducks in a row,  if not and you get popped the fines/fee's are not going to be little.

Smart Sox. ^_^

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7 hours ago, bigmoe Whitfield said:

Remember this one rule.  Keep yourself legal and get a broadcasters license.   https://live365.com/broadcaster/pricing/

 

There are others too.  somebody will groan at me, but just be safe and legal and make sure you have your ducks in a row,  if not and you get popped the fines/fee's are not going to be little.

That,s not true, the service provider does not need a license, the person that rents the stream and streams the music does.

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13 minutes ago, bigmoe Whitfield said:

Send an email to the mpaa or the fcc and ask them :)

MPAA and FCC have nothing to do with licensing music online. One regulates motion pictures and the other regulates public/private radio and television air waves.

BMI and ASCAP are the main music licensing companies, representing writers, singers and publishers. If I am not mistaken, the cost to obtain a license from either one is on a sliding scale, depending on the projected size of your listeners. Example would be is the music playing to a national audience or maybe 100 listeners online?

https://www.bmi.com/licensing

https://www.ascap.com/music-users/licensefinder

If Live365 includes required licensing (including reporting), then I would seriously consider using them as the provider.

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On 7/3/2019 at 5:52 PM, Jerilynn Lemon said:

MPAA and FCC have nothing to do with licensing music online. One regulates motion pictures and the other regulates public/private radio and television air waves.

BMI and ASCAP are the main music licensing companies, representing writers, singers and publishers. If I am not mistaken, the cost to obtain a license from either one is on a sliding scale, depending on the projected size of your listeners. Example would be is the music playing to a national audience or maybe 100 listeners online?

https://www.bmi.com/licensing

https://www.ascap.com/music-users/licensefinder

If Live365 includes required licensing (including reporting), then I would seriously consider using them as the provider.

https://spacial.com/stream-licensing-internet-radio-stations/

Found what I was after too.   I guess we can ignore the fcc/mpaa remark,  it's been years since I broadcasted and been years since I paid my fines.

 

 

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On 7/4/2019 at 12:38 AM, bigmoe Whitfield said:

Send an email to the mpaa or the fcc and ask them :)

The person or company streaming the music requires a 'license' not the service provider that's a fact so if you rent shoutcast streams out to others you do not need a license because your not streaming the content your customer is, otherwise data centers that 'rent' shoutcast streams would be paying the license and the renter would not be!

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You don't need any license to rent out audio-streams.

If have a web server, contact your hosting company to find out if they offer CentovaCast Control Panel app. Most do, either for free or for a small monthly fee. If your hosting company doesn't offer this service contact Centova Technologies, Inc https://centova.com to lease this app. (that will cost a little more).

If don't have a web server, that's where you start from. You must have one.

Upon having the Centova Control Panel installed, go to the Marketplace and enter in search 'CentovaCast Vendor'. That's a unique product that automates renting out audio-streams in SL.

 

 

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