If you were disappointed to hear late last year that the iconic Winamp software would be closing down, you might be pleased to learn that rather than shutting down the software AOL has now sold the Winamp and Shoutcast Music Services to Radionomy.
Radionomy is a free platform that has been designed to change the way people from around the world discover, listen to and create online radio stations and currently offers around 6000 radio stations for listeners to enjoy.
It was originally thought that AOL might sell the Winamp software and services to Microsoft, but the connection with Radionomy was first discovered by Bryon Stout and others on the Winamp forums and Carsten Knobloch, who also noticed that Winamp’s nameservers, but not Shoutcast’s, had been transferred to Radionomy.
The Winamp and Shoutcast Music Services purchase by Radionomy is expected to be completed by Friday of this week and will see the Winamp software live on.
The Radionomy service is 100% free of charge and Radionomy broadcasts theradio stations around the world and bears all the costs including copyrights, offering station producers with the tools and infrastructure to create, broadcast, promote and monetise their own online radio station completely free of charge. For more information on the Radionomy radio station service jump over to their website.
Source: Tech Crunch
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