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Radionomy relaunched Tuesday with a radically simplified website that offers access to more than 6000 individual radio stations, programmed by DJs and music enthusiasts. The company also officially entered the target the U.S. market and now wants to compete with radio services like Live365.com.

Radionomy home page #2 (Music fans)

Online radio service Radionomy relaunched its website Tuesday morning, and it’s now looking to capture the U.S. market with an interesting proposition: Radionomy offers music and radio enthusiasts a chance to program their own radio stations online and broadcast the result for free to an unlimited number of listeners.

Radionomy’s new website gives DJs and other music enthusiasts unlimited storage to upload their music. Producers can also access up to 80,000 tracks from Radionomy’s music library, and even access syndicated news programming. All of this can then be scheduled like a traditional radio station, and mixed with live programming if desired. Running an online radio via Radionomy is free, and the company splits its ad revenue with its radio producers.

Radionomy, which is based in Belgium, originally launched its service with a focus on the European market in 2008. But even with that limited focus, Radionomy has been able to rack up some impressive usage: The service has seen 50 new stations a day on average, with a total of 6000 stations being available at any given time. Radionomy currently sees around 43 million listening hours a month, I was recently told by the company’s VP of business development Thierry Ascarez, who also serves as Radionomy’s first U.S.-based employee.

Radionomy’s closest competitor in the U.S. is Live365, which has been offering a similar service for more than ten years. However, Live365 charges its broadcasters monthly fees, and broadcasting on the platform involves the use of special software. Radionomy’s new version, on the other hand, is completely web-based, even for broadcasters. And Ascarez told me that the company will even offer live streaming from mobile devices soon. “That’s the next step,” he said.

Radionomy has raised a total of $6 million from its parent company Musicmatic, which also owns the music distribution platform Jamendo. The company currently has around 20 people on staff and will hire more people in the U.S. soon.

  1. thiebaut laurent Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Being part of the adventure since the early birth (2008), i can assure your that this is an impressive and an easy way to realise your passion and to share the music you love thru your programs all around the world.

    U.S. people, don’t miss that unique occasion to discover a communty of real passionned music lovers.

    Join us.

    LNT 1225 from http://www.black-music-collectors.com/

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    1. what happend to all the dutch stations?

      Does radionomy delete the U.S. people also after months and months work on their station from one day without warning like you did with the nice dutch stations Thiebaut?? There harts are broken and their money is gone!

      Now radionomy is trying to take the money of the U.s. people? The dutch hard workers and lovers off their own station never got an answer. You just deleted them all. Is that what happend next in all the contries??

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  2. thiebaut laurent Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Let me correct one thing on this article “Radionomy’s new website gives DJs and other music enthusiasts UNLIMITED storage to upload their music”

    NO , there are limits depending on the radio status.

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  3. who pays the writers and publishers of said music ?

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    1. Radionomy takes care of all of that, there is nothing for you to pay.

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  4. thiebaut laurent Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    All authors copyright are paid with agreement with SABAM and SINIM belgium AuhCo.

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  5. How do you sign up?

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  7. what happend to all the dutch stations?

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  8. Does radionomy delete the U.S. people also after months and months work on their station from one day without warning like you did with the nice dutch stations Thiebaut?? There harts are broken and their money is gone!

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  9. We are a Team of Radio and Media Professioonals having a Radio @ Radionomy .

    We like the service. We Do not Like the lack of communication with Radionomy. When a problem comes…No valid answer and no solution appears.
    Its Sad,but its true.
    FIRST CLASS Radio is a European Radio Station that Gives Real Opportunities to young and unknown Artists to be part of our playlist. FIRST CLASS Radio is Sexy…Romantic and has lots of Style !

    Try it: We are in TUNE IN, Delicast and @ radionomy Page. Are you a Music Artist ? do you want to speak with us ? firstclassradio@inbox.com
    Welcome !!

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