Would I require a license to broadcast a live stream of music/talking on a radio station?
I am in the stages of developing an online station which will play music and host discussions for a website I visit. I am currently wondering would I be required to purchase a license to broadcast music legally or would the fact that we have few listeners (5 - 20 max) mean I shouldn't be concerned over the issue. If it is the former, where can i get this licence and ar a cheap price?
- caffeinatedmom2Lv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
As far as I know, you don't need a license. Here is what I found for you, because I was curious too:
"What do you need to set up an Internet radio station?
Ripper software (copies audio tracks from a CD onto a computer’s hard drive)
Assorted recording and editing software
Outboard audio gear (equalizer, compressor, etc.)
Digital audio card
Dedicated computer with encoder software
Streaming media server"
The F.C.C. does not regulate streaming audio or webcasts on the Internet.
P.S. let me know when you're up and running - I'd like to hear it :)