ABOUT US, OUR SUPPLIERS, LICENSING FEES & OUR LISTENERS
In the summer of 2015, the 24/7 Online Radio Group launched two international online radio stations providing music 24/7. The first station was Jazz International Radio. After the success of this jazz station we then launched Classic Radio International. These two station genres reflected the musical interests of the team. However, as our radio service provider, Radionomy, was closing down its service, we had a relaunch and in December, 2019 we launched Classical Radio International, Jazz Radio International and 24/7 Nature Radio. In 2020, we were delighted to fulfill our ambition of launching 24/7 London Radio and 24/7 Blues Radio.
Our stations provide listeners with high quality 128K online streams. This is a careful balance between quality and relatively low bandwidth.
Also in 2019 for our friends, followers and the music loving community we launched our Mixcloud radio cloudcasts. Our radio shows are listed on this podcast page and our 24/7 Online Radio mixcloud website. Launched on New Year’s Day, 2019, these podcasts are an advertising free zone! Just great music. (Royalties are paid by Mixcloud for the music on the podcasts.)
In the section below, we provide details of our services, partners and suppliers. You will notice that they are based in countries around the world which we believe is most appropriate for a provider of international digital online web-radio stations.
Our 24/7 broadcasting streams are provided by the Zeno Media group. As a global top 10 streaming platform, Zeno Media provides us with a 100% free, purpose-built platform for unlimited, real-time, and on-demand streaming. Zeno Media supports and connects minority and diaspora communities. They are backed by the most trusted names in broadcasting including ASCAP and BMI. Zeno Media also have an excellent free app for phones and iPads which includes our 5 stations. The 24/7 Online Radio Group are very appreciative of the on-going support Zeno Media provides our stations.
We have become a Nobex Partner to extend our service to our listeners. With our Nobex mobile app, we can give listeners a chance to take their favourite stations with them, wherever they go. Nobex is an award-winning application for streaming live radio content. Nobex streams from over 16,000 stations from over 100 countries worldwide. Nobex applications are intuitive and easy to use, allowing listeners to follow station playlists, request song details, share stations, and listen and chat with friends. Nobex is the recipient of the Innovation for Entertainment Award 2010 – by BlackBerry. Nobex Technologies Inc. is based in Santa Cruz, CA, USA.
We use One.com for hosting this website as they provide a reliable, high quality and friendly service. One.com is uses Anycast DNS. This solution contributes to provide all customers access to a reliable and fast name server network, distributed across various data centers around the world.
One.com has registered companies in Denmark and Dubai, although they also have sales offices in Germany, the United Kingdom and Holland. Since the foundation of One.com (B-one) in 2002 by Jacob Jensen, One.com has experienced constant growth and has today more than 1,000,000 customers in 149 countries. It has achieved a wide recognition in some of the web-hosting industry’s most thorough and demanding tests. One.com has developers, engineers and support teams in Dubai, India and Denmark.
So who listens to our 24/7 Online Radio stations? As an international station provider we attract an audience from around the world. Music is international and travels across cultures. Therefore, we strongly support the UN International Jazz Day.
OUR FACEBOOK COMMUNITIES
We have facebook pages for our stations, ‘liked’ by 100s of supporters.
- 24/7 London Radio
- Classical Radio International Facebook Page
- Jazz Radio International Facebook Page
- 24/7 Online Radio Facebook Page
- 24/7 Nature Radio Facebook Page
- 24/7 Blues Radio Facebook Page
Paper.li is a content curation service. It enables people and companies to publish newspapers and magazines based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news, daily. We use Paper.li to publish our daily magazines: 24/7 Online Radio Music Magazine and Jazz News International. Paper.li is based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) – Innovation Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.
JAZZ NEWS INTERNATIONAL: MAGAZINE
We run a twice daily online international jazz magazine focusing on news and events from around the world, Jazz News International. Free to subscribe to and delivered to your email inbox. This allows us not to interrupt our music transmissions with jazz news and event details. The magazine also has its own facebook page. More recently we have launched an online classical music magazine too.
If you have a twitter account, do consider following our twitter feed.
On New Year’s Day, 2019, we launched our official Mixcloud site. Not only do we provide regular radio podcasts our programme producer will also bring to your attention any great music and programmes worth listening from other providers and DJs. You can listen to our radio podcasts on Mixcloud or on the Mixcloud podcast page of this website.
CENTRE FOR MUSIC PSYCHOLOGY
24/7 Online Radio is interested in how listening to music could improve wellbeing. In January, 2019 we launched the Centre for Music Psychology to focus on this area of research. Part-time Director of the Centre is Prof Stephen Palmer.
ROYALTY FREE MUSIC
On our Mixcloud cloudcasts and podcasts we are able to use most music recordings. Mixcloud has arranged international royalty agreements with performing rights organizations which collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to their members when their works have been performed. However, for small webcasters and internet radio stations providing a 24/7 stream over the internet and/or in mobile phone apps, the international situation has in recent years become more challenging since the internet radio service providers no longer provide a full licensing arrangement. If they do offer agreements, it is uncertain if they cover all countries around the world.
With our previous internet radio service providers, Radionomy, (who paid various performing rights organizations fees), closing down on the 30 December, 2019, we have taken the decision to take a different approach.
In January, 2020, we transferred over to playing Performing Rights and Royalty Free Music which gives us greater freedom to play our choice of music without restrictions. With period classical music, this works by us purchasing music from musicians who have waived their Worldwide rights
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24/7 Online Radio, established on 27/7/15