Internet Radio – Most Frequently Asked Questions

December 19, 2019 | Hugues 

Are you new to internet radio?

As you start out, it might seem like there are a thousand things you need to know.

To fast-track your progress…
...we wrote this starter’s internet radio FAQ guide.

Find out what bitrate means, where radio stations get their music, and more. 

Let’s get started.


1. Do I need a license to start an internet radio?

2. What is Icecast & Shoutcast? 

3. What does bitrate mean?

4. Which is the best bitrate for broadcasting?

5. What is buffering? How can I avoid it?

6. How can I display artist artwork on my radio stream player?

7. How do I get listed on radio directories?

8. What is bandwidth?

9. Do you need technical experience to start a radio station?

10. What equipment do I need to start a radio station?

11. Is a website required to launch a new radio station?

12. Where can I find music to play on my radio station

13. Can you broadcast web radio from any location in the world?

14. What is a radio automation software?

15. What is an encoder?

16. How do radio stations choose the top 20 songs?

17. What is TLH (Total Listening Hours)?

18. Where can I get royalty-free music for my station?

19. Where can I find a free HTML5 player for my radio website?

20. How can I make my radio station successful?

21. Do online radio stations pay royalties?

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