LoudCity – keeping your stream legal

Sounds good if you’re hosting in the US. Unfortunately, it looks like you have to run your stream through their access point so they can monitor the stream.
LoudCity – Internet Radio Licensing
Keeping Internet Radio Legal, Affordable and Independent
The easy and affordable way to legally broadcast music online.
LEGAL
Operate your Internet radio station legally without the hassles of paperwork.
AFFORDABLE
LoudCity offers competitive rates based on your stationâ..s revenue, music usage, expenses and web stats. No contracts. Service is offered on a month to month subscription basis.
INDEPENDENT
LoudCity does not interfere with the content of your stream or your station identity. We guarantee no forced in-stream advertising and no required listener registration.
If you are going to webcast music protected by copyright within the United States, then youâ..ll need to obtain permission to webcast each work of music.
One way to obtain permission is to contact the copyright owner for each musical work. Generally, youâ..ll have to get permission from both the song writer/publisher and the record label. This can be a logistical nightmare for most internet radio station owners.
A more efficient alternative is to obtain an internet radio license from ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange. These organizations represent the vast majority of songwriters, music publishers and record labels. However, the annual combined annual fees of these organizations cost $2,800/year at a minimum for small internet radio stations seeking internet radio licensing. That is well beyond the budget of most small stations. Additionally, the administration of these internet radio station licenses can be overwhelming.
A third method is to work with LoudCity. LoudCity maintains internet radio station licenses with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange. Once you are a LoudCity customer, your broadcast can be made available through our network for as little as $19.05 per month, and best of all, you wonâ..t have to fill out any paperwork or compile music usage logs.