The NAdB Responds To Closure of StreamLicensing.com
The following announcement was posted on the StreamLicensing.com website on Friday (June 14):
StreamLicensing.com is closed for business.
Effective June 14, 2019, StreamLicensing.com has officially closed its doors and is no longer in business. This includes licensing, players, and all other services.
Have no fear though, thankfully the Live365.com team has stepped in to help all small webcasters get licensed and back on the air! They are offering an exclusive special for StreamLicensing clients of 50% off your first month of Live365 Broadcaster services.
Although we had a suspicion that this might happen, we weren’t certain when it would happen.
The NAdB was not affiliated with StreamLicensing.com, but we know that many of our members used their service.
We are considering a plan that would replace (and improve upon) the service that StreamLicensing.com provided. However, we have not moved beyond basic discussions at this time.
Meanwhile, stations left in the lurch by the sudden closure are being offered a 50% discount on one month of streaming service through Live365.
However, according to a message sent out by ASCAP to former Stream Licensing clients, Live365 has not resolved its own issues with ASCAP:
ASCAP now understands that StreamLicensing is referring its customers to Live365. Please be aware that Live365 does not at this time have a final license agreement in place with ASCAP. To avoid continuing uncertainty regarding your service’s licensing status, ASCAP invites you to obtain a license directly from ASCAP. It’s easy and economical.
In addition, those stations that host their own streams or work through other server companies are scrambling to maintain coverage with BMI, ASCAP and SESAC.
One option that several station operators have suggested is PRONETLicensing, which offers an “instantly-legal” player and a discounted $79.95 monthly plan for former StreamLicensing.com customers until December 2019.
We will update our members of any developments as they occur.