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Live365 Launches Radio365Media player provides access to thousands of Internet radio stations (July 06, 2004)
Live365, the largest Internet radio network, announced today the launch of Radio365, its new application-based Internet radio player for the Windows and Mac platforms. Radio365 allows desktop access to thousands of Live365 stations, with many channels in full CD-quality and all without pop-ups or other visual advertisements. Listeners can browse stations by genre or search the network for stations that play a particular artist, album or track and similar offerings.
In addition, Radio365 links Internet radio with digital downloads, enabling listeners to purchase tracks of interest from a stations playlist. Listeners click a ?buy button to locate the track in the iTunes Music Store and, if registered with iTunes, can purchase the track instantly with a second click. Initially, this functionality is available only for the Mac version of Radio365.
?We are pleased to offer a simple and effective way for listeners to access our network, directly from their desktop, without a web browser, said David Porter, director of business development for Live365. ?Our flavor of Internet radio delivers the optimal approach to music discovery combining traditional radios ?lean-back ease with the informed programming of savvy music fans from around the globe. Radio365 for the Mac completes this experience by allowing users to legally purchase and download songs they discover.
Listeners can download Radio365 at www.live365.com/radio365 for a free 35 hour trial. After the trial, users can purchase Radio365 for a one-time fee of $14.95 or continue to use Radio365 with access to fewer stations. Alternatively, for as little as $3.65 per month, listeners can subscribe to Live365s Preferred Membership, which includes Radio365 and unlimited access to the Live365 network without audio ads.
With thousands of stations and more than 2 million listeners a month, Live365 is the largest Internet radio network. The Company gives individuals and organizations a "voice" to be able to reach a global audience, while offering radio listeners an unparalleled choice in music and other audio content. Through easy-to-use tools and services, anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can create their own Internet radio station. As a result, Live365 offers the most diverse array of high-quality radio available today, with thousands of stations spanning myriad genres and over 150 countries.
Launched in July 1999, Live365 is a two-time winner of the Best Radio Website Award from the Web Marketing Association, a two-time winner of the People's Voice award for Best Music Site at the Webby Awards, and has received Best-of-Web designations from Forbes.com and the San Francisco Chronicle. The Company is a member of the Digital Media Association (DiMA), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Association for Independent Music (AFIM), the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS), and Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI). Based in Foster City, California, Live365 is DMCA-compliant and pays royalties to labels, artists, songwriters and publishers.
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