Internet Radio Broadcasting is a craft that takes time to learn and master. Live365 encourages our broadcasters to visit our Facebook page and share tips in the Visitor Posts section.
Upload lots of music to your station Library and schedule some Events before you start sharing your station. Be sure to enable the AutoDJ feature to make sure there’s no dead air. Your station has to be streaming for your pop-out player to work properly.
Other methods to acquire listeners are:
Once you get your station up and running, it's recommended to begin promoting it online. The best way to kickstart your station, and get listeners quickly, is to reach out to friends and family via email and social media.
Be sure to include a description about your station, as well as the link to your Live365 station page, so that people can click and easily start enjoying your station. Start sharing your station today to begin growing your station listeners.
Use as many social media tools as possible. Start a Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Don’t forget that you can embed the Live365 player widgets in your Facebook feed.
Make a webpage and share it widely. Be sure to put the licensed player button on your webpage so listeners can easily find your stream.
Promoting your station is essential to being successful. People can’t listen to your station if they don’t know it’s there! A good way to promote your station is finding message boards and groups that share similar tastes in your music.
If you are running a Christian radio station, for example, you can start by advertising it at your local church.
There are a multitude of online directories that will allow you to add your station for free. It's encouraged to not only add you station to popular directories (like iTunes and Tunein) but to get your station to other directories as well. Inclusion to iTunes and Tunein have their own articles in this section. A list of other directories can be found here.
For more tips on building your audience, check out our Live365 blog!