SHOUTcast Streaming Service
Shoutcast's streaming and monetization program includes tools for experienced internet broadcasters who desire to generate revenue with their stations. Utilizing a metadata or tone trigger (executed by the station), Shoutcast's server-side ad injection system sends geotargeted ads to listeners based on their worldwide DMA (Designated Market Area). All inventory is supplied by TargetSpot, the largest audio ad house in the U.S, which recently added offices in Europe. Shoutcast's monetization program plays ads for listeners in the US, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, UK, Ireland, Belgium and Switzerland, with more to come.
Since TargetSpot is part of the AudioValley & Radionomy Group along with Shoutcast, there are no middlemen or ad insertion fees, allowing Shoutcast partner stations to earn a higher revenue share than they could with competitors.
For stations not wishing to maintain their own servers, Shoutcast offers streaming using an advanced network of servers which host over 65 million hours of programming every month.
All-in-all, Shoutcast monetization is the most complete option for generating revenue with an audio stream. Find out more information about the Shoutcast products at https://shoutcast.com/Monetize
TuneIn API Access
All Shoutcast For Business (Streaming Service v2) stations can use TuneIn's Air API, which helps grow your audience. TuneIn displays the currently playing song/artist in real time in their directory and with Shoutcast's API integration, your station's "now playing" information will be sent to listeners looking for the music you're playing!
You'll first need to get your station's API keys from TuneIn, just follow these simple instructions:
1) Goto http://tunein.com/broadcasters/api/ and get your API keys
2) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and have them add your API information onto your RMO account.
You will need to provide your station name, your RMO account email, and your TuneIn Station ID, TuneIn Partner ID and TuneIn Partner Key.
Note: This service is provided for Shoutcast For Business stations only.
The service is not currently available for Shoutcast DNAS stations.
Stats Aggregator Tool
Shoutcast offers our SC4B Streaming Service v2 stations an additional tool to monitor their listener stats into other software programs. More than just an API, this is a complete XML reporting aggregator for your station. Use this tool to monitor your stats in automation programs like SAM Broadcaster.
Full instructions: File:STATS aggregator tool.pdf
Shoutcast does not provide any music licensing of any kind to the stations that stream using our software and services, though we do partner with other services like StreamLicensing and Pronet which provide licensing coverage to online broadcasters.