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Presentation to the Boston College Radio and Media class. Guest Lecturer in Dr. Michael Kieth's class.

Presentation to the Boston College Radio and Media class. Guest Lecturer in Dr. Michael Kieth's class.

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Boston College Radio Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Internet RadioGeorge CapalboPaul Kampbackbone networks corporation
  • 2. Internet RadioGeorge CapalboPaul Kampbackbone networks corporation Monday, March 15, 2010
  • 3. Internet Radio• Terrestial Radio under pressure• What is internet radio, and what’s happening?• How do I listen to Internet Radio?
  • 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. College Radio Network
  • 6. College Radio NetworkA.E.R. K-Heart Calvary HS
  • 7. 24 hours of listeners worldwide
  • 8. 24 hours of listeners worldwide200,000 - 250,000 listener sessions per month
  • 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. 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. New Technology is disruptive
  • 12. The death of terrestrial radio?• Major media in financial trouble• Trying to adapt to new media• Under pressure for additional royalty payments
  • 13. Where is radio going?
  • 14. Where is radio going?
  • 15. 1942The American Federation of Musicianswent on strike.Union president James C. Petrillo toldmusicians that phonograph records were: "A threat to membersʼ jobs."
  • 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. 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. Some history on Royalties• http://www.backbonehub.com/royalties_history.m4a
  • 19. Some history on Royalties• http://www.backbonehub.com/royalties_history.m4a
  • 20. Radio Music Royalties all Radio pays:• Composition rights (song and lyrics)
  • 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. WHY?
  • 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. This continues to churn, and will do so for many years
  • 25. How do I Listen to Internet Radio?• On a Mac or Windows: iTunes, Winamp, Songbird• On the go-- iPhone• Standalone devices
  • 26. Where is the tech going?
  • 27. New Streaming Technologies based on AAC audio
  • 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. How to find stations?
  • 30. How to find stations?• xiph.org -- icecast directory• shoutcast.org (coming soon)• radiotime (coming soon)• (and of course iTunes)
  • 31. PC, or mac Firefox, you get QuickTime
  • 32. Safari on OS X 10.6, you get HTTP-LIVE
  • 33. iPhone, iPod Touch, you get HTTP-LIVE
  • 34. iPad, you get HTTP-LIVE
  • 35. iTunes/terrestrial automation
  • 36. iTunes/terrestrial automation• While playing live music• Inject graphics, links into Live stream• Works with iTunes• Broadcast Electronics Automation
  • 37. Syndicated sources of programming
  • 38. IBS-Palooza coverage on WJZ-TV Baltimore
  • 39. Questions? Answers?
  • 40. http://www.backbone.com George Capalbo gcapalbo@backbone.com Paul Kamp pgk2@backbone.com