Internet RadioGeorge CapalboPaul Kampbackbone networks corporation
Internet RadioGeorge CapalboPaul Kampbackbone networks corporation                                Monday, March 15, 2010
Internet Radio• Terrestial Radio under pressure• What is internet radio, and what’s happening?• How do I listen to Interne...
• Develop Internet Radio Technologies• Marketed as a hosting service• Working with College Networks, Public Radio• Network...
College Radio Network
College Radio NetworkA.E.R. K-Heart                      Calvary HS
24 hours of listeners worldwide
24 hours of listeners worldwide200,000 - 250,000 listener sessions per month
A Brief History of Radio -- 100 year old technology!! •   1901 - First transatlantic signal (Marconi) •   1922 - Commercia...
A Brief History of Radio -- 100 year old technology!! •   1901 - First transatlantic signal (Marconi) •   1922 - Commercia...
New Technology is disruptive
The death of terrestrial radio?• Major media in financial trouble• Trying to adapt to new media• Under pressure for additio...
Where is radio going?
Where is radio going?
1942The American Federation of Musicianswent on strike.Union president James C. Petrillo toldmusicians that phonograph rec...
"Web radio is growing exponentially. “These little stations develop a popularURL and then flip it and sell it for bigmoney ...
WOXY internet station ceases operations... yesterday      “...streaming music stations must      pay royalties for the rig...
Some history on Royalties•   http://www.backbonehub.com/royalties_history.m4a
Some history on Royalties•   http://www.backbonehub.com/royalties_history.m4a
Radio Music Royalties           all Radio pays:•   Composition rights (song and lyrics)
Internet Radio pays extra royalties!   •Performance Royalties   • Commercial stations pay each time you hear a song   • No...
WHY?
Terrestrial Radio Royalties?   “The proposed bill H.R. 848 known as the   Performance Rights Act would extend   current ro...
This continues to churn, and will do so for many years
How do I Listen to Internet         Radio?• On a Mac or Windows: iTunes, Winamp, Songbird• On the go-- iPhone• Standalone ...
Where is the tech going?
New Streaming Technologies   based on AAC audio
New Streaming Technologies   based on AAC audio• Drive more listeners to your stations• Icecast/shoutcast support• Apple’s...
How to find stations?
How to find stations?• xiph.org -- icecast directory• shoutcast.org (coming soon)• radiotime (coming soon)• (and of course ...
PC, or mac Firefox, you get QuickTime
Safari on OS X 10.6, you get HTTP-LIVE
iPhone, iPod Touch, you get HTTP-LIVE
iPad, you get HTTP-LIVE
iTunes/terrestrial automation
iTunes/terrestrial automation• While playing live music• Inject graphics, links into Live stream• Works with iTunes• Broad...
Syndicated sources of programming
IBS-Palooza coverage on WJZ-TV Baltimore
Questions? Answers?
http://www.backbone.com         George Capalbo     gcapalbo@backbone.com           Paul Kamp       pgk2@backbone.com
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    1. 1. Internet RadioGeorge CapalboPaul Kampbackbone networks corporation
    2. 2. Internet RadioGeorge CapalboPaul Kampbackbone networks corporation Monday, March 15, 2010
    3. 3. Internet Radio• Terrestial Radio under pressure• What is internet radio, and what’s happening?• How do I listen to Internet Radio?
    4. 4. • Develop Internet Radio Technologies• Marketed as a hosting service• Working with College Networks, Public Radio• Network of 40+ college stations, power XM 136
    5. 5. College Radio Network
    6. 6. College Radio NetworkA.E.R. K-Heart Calvary HS
    7. 7. 24 hours of listeners worldwide
    8. 8. 24 hours of listeners worldwide200,000 - 250,000 listener sessions per month
    9. 9. A Brief History of Radio -- 100 year old technology!! • 1901 - First transatlantic signal (Marconi) • 1922 - Commercial AM broadcasting • 1930’s - Radio ‘at home’ • 1960’s - Stereo FM radio • 1970’s - First Satellite radio networks (distribution) • 1980’s - Data sent with audio • 1990’s - Growth of group ownership • late 90’s - ‘Convergence’- digital internet radio • 2000’s - Consumer satellite networks (XM/Sirius) • Late 2000’s - The death of terrestrial radio?
    10. 10. A Brief History of Radio -- 100 year old technology!! • 1901 - First transatlantic signal (Marconi) • 1922 - Commercial AM broadcasting • 1930’s - Radio ‘at home’ • 1960’s - Stereo FM radio • 1970’s - First Satellite radio networks (distribution) • 1980’s - Data sent with audio • 1990’s - Growth of group ownership • late 90’s - ‘Convergence’- digital internet radio • 2000’s - Consumer satellite networks (XM/Sirius) • Late 2000’s - The death of terrestrial radio?
    11. 11. New Technology is disruptive
    12. 12. The death of terrestrial radio?• Major media in financial trouble• Trying to adapt to new media• Under pressure for additional royalty payments
    13. 13. Where is radio going?
    14. 14. Where is radio going?
    15. 15. 1942The American Federation of Musicianswent on strike.Union president James C. Petrillo toldmusicians that phonograph records were: "A threat to membersʼ jobs."
    16. 16. "Web radio is growing exponentially. “These little stations develop a popularURL and then flip it and sell it for bigmoney and the artists get nothing..." John Simson, Soundexchange (Washington Post 3/18/07)
    17. 17. WOXY internet station ceases operations... yesterday “...streaming music stations must pay royalties for the right to play music online, which scale up in cost as listenership increases...”
    18. 18. Some history on Royalties• http://www.backbonehub.com/royalties_history.m4a
    19. 19. Some history on Royalties• http://www.backbonehub.com/royalties_history.m4a
    20. 20. Radio Music Royalties all Radio pays:• Composition rights (song and lyrics)
    21. 21. Internet Radio pays extra royalties! •Performance Royalties • Commercial stations pay each time you hear a song • Non-Profit stations pay a flat rate • Satellite radio also pays a percentage of revenue
    22. 22. WHY?
    23. 23. Terrestrial Radio Royalties? “The proposed bill H.R. 848 known as the Performance Rights Act would extend current royalty rights to include audio transmission. As they currently stand the royalty laws only cover digital transference but H.R. 848 would allow copyright umbrellas to also encompass audio broadcasts by analog radio stations...”
    24. 24. This continues to churn, and will do so for many years
    25. 25. How do I Listen to Internet Radio?• On a Mac or Windows: iTunes, Winamp, Songbird• On the go-- iPhone• Standalone devices
    26. 26. Where is the tech going?
    27. 27. New Streaming Technologies based on AAC audio
    28. 28. New Streaming Technologies based on AAC audio• Drive more listeners to your stations• Icecast/shoutcast support• Apple’s new HTTP-LIVE• QuickTime® Streaming
    29. 29. How to find stations?
    30. 30. How to find stations?• xiph.org -- icecast directory• shoutcast.org (coming soon)• radiotime (coming soon)• (and of course iTunes)
    31. 31. PC, or mac Firefox, you get QuickTime
    32. 32. Safari on OS X 10.6, you get HTTP-LIVE
    33. 33. iPhone, iPod Touch, you get HTTP-LIVE
    34. 34. iPad, you get HTTP-LIVE
    35. 35. iTunes/terrestrial automation
    36. 36. iTunes/terrestrial automation• While playing live music• Inject graphics, links into Live stream• Works with iTunes• Broadcast Electronics Automation
    37. 37. Syndicated sources of programming
    38. 38. IBS-Palooza coverage on WJZ-TV Baltimore
    39. 39. Questions? Answers?
    40. 40. http://www.backbone.com George Capalbo gcapalbo@backbone.com Paul Kamp pgk2@backbone.com

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