There is no shortage of live Internet radio broadcasting sites and/or online radio tuners. They are practically a dime a dozen. A quick Google search will introduce you to more radios than you will ever actually use. They are plentiful, to be sure. They are also still in very serious danger as a result of The Copyright Royalty Board and their controversial 300 to 1,200 percent royalty rate hikes. These hikes could spell the end of online radio. The huge jump in royalty rates would devastate webcaster revenue and effectively bury independent artists. Congress will most likely decide the future of online radio, if it has not already been decided.
The rates were scheduled to go into effect on the 15th of July. News and/or current events re: this issue are surprisingly difficult to find.
Independent artists need online radio. Be sure to visit Save Internet Radio Dot Org, and keep pace with latest news and legal developments (as they are posted, of course!).
It also has to be said: All online radio stations and tuners are not equal! Some are good and some are bad, obviously. There is one that simply stands out as remarkable. The experience that is TUN3R will remind users of days wherein analog radio dials ruled. The affective feeling of TUN3R is remarkably similar to feelings rooted in those good ‘ole days of dials. The user experience is accompanied by a strange, time-warp sort of feeling. This is true in spite of the obviously divergent and advanced technology upon which it is built! It is quite a feat!
Do be careful; this radio tuner can subtlety steal all of your free time. It’s loads of fun! You can play with it here: TUN3R